Monday, December 23, 2013

Blog Tour: The Captive Maiden

Author: Melanie Dickerson

Genre: Fairy tale

Series: This is the fourth fairy tale Melanie has retold, and they all tie together with shared locations and characters!

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9

Type: Fiction

Number of pages: 302

Time period: 1300s

Publisher and price: Zondervan, $9.99

My overall opinion: I was thrilled to discover that Melanie was writing a retelling of Cinderella, since that has long been my favorite fairy tale. And when I saw the cover, I really couldn’t wait to read it! It was lovely to return to the time and place Melanie has so skillfully crafted, meeting up with old characters and learning to know new ones, and the same with the places. The story had a familiar and comfortable feel to it, giving new twists to the classic fairy tale! I loved the changes that Melanie made. It’s easy to be engrossed in this book, and it’s a quick read. In many ways, it’s the same as other books I’ve read, but it’s different – and better. The whole story is adorable. I really loved the heroine, Gisela – she was sweet, but strong. And it was a delight to read about Valten too! I think it’s amazing how Melanie can make these fairy tales into real-life stories and include God as a big part of it too. Highly recommend her books, especially this one!

Check out my sister Analiese's review - she read it too. :) Click HERE.

Read my reviews of Melanie's other books:
**Melanie Dickerson sent me a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. I wasn’t obligated to post positively, nor was I paid in any way other than the book for this review.**

NOTE: it's only $5.99 at this very moment on Amazon! Great deal, and I recommend that you buy it!!

1 comment:

Rosie Wilson said...

This is definitely a cute one! Melanie does such a great job with these retellings. :D