Monday, April 18, 2011


Godmother: The Secret Cinderella StoryMermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon:
The story of two very different women, one mortal, one mermaid, and the clash between worlds best kept apart... It is a cold day at the end of the world when a young woman, a princess in hiding, looks out across a Northern sea and sees something she could not have seen. It can't be. It looks like a mermaid's tail. And, as she looks more closely, she sees that the mermaid is dragging a drowning sailor in her arms. Because, only hours before, another princess, the daughter of the sea queen, has decided to risk everything and take a look at the world above the sea: the world of mortals. And there she finds a storm, a shipwreck, a sailor, and sets in train events which will change both women's worlds forever.

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
Lil is an old woman who spends her days shelving rare books in a tiny Manhattan bookstore and lonely nights at home in her apartment. But Lil has an intriguing secret. Tucked and bound behind her back are white feathery wings–the only key to who she once was: the fairy godmother responsible for getting Cinderella to the ball to unite with her Prince Charming. But on that fateful night, something went terribly and beautifully wrong. Lil allowed herself the unthinkable: to feel the emotions of human beings and fall in love with the prince herself, going to the ball in place of Cinderella in her exquisitely gorgeous human guise. For her unforgivable mistake, she was banished to live among humans, far from her fairy sisters and their magical underwater world. But then one day she meets Veronica–a young, fair-skinned, flame-haired East Village beauty with a love of all things vintage and a penchant for falling in love with the wrong men–and suddenly it becomes clear to Lil that she’s been given a chance at redemption. If she can find a soul mate for Veronica, she may right her wrong and return to the fairy world she so deeply longs for. . .

So I was wandering the shelves today and I stumbled upon some books that look really reaLLY REALLYYYY good. Mermaid and Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon. I read the synopsis on the back and they both sound right up my alley. I have been talking about fairy tales a lot lately and these reinvented classics with a twist may be just what I am looking for... also the Mermaid cover is to DIE FOR. Seriously one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen. Have any of you read either one of these? What did ya think?

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