Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reprise Review: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back / Sariah Wilson




Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult / Romance

Approximate word count: 50-55,000 words

Availability
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Author:

Sariah Wilson lives in Utah and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters, which is why she writes romance. She grew up in Southern California and graduated with a degree in history from Brigham Young University.

For more, visit her website or her facebook page.

Description:

A contemporary view from the ugly stepsister set during her senior year of high school. Mattie Lowe is a rebellious teenager who feels like all the odds are stacked against her. This story is homage to the movies Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles.

Appraisal:

This twisted fairy-tale is nothing like I expected and I was thoroughly delighted. Sariah Wilson has developed Matilda into the quintessential, slightly rebellious, teenager who feels like things will never work out for her. The story starts with a list of grievances that give us a feel for this misunderstood character and the people in her life. I had to giggle at her voice; it’s fresh, quirky, sarcastic, and witty.

Mattie is intelligent but insecure and I loved the way she decided to start making changes in her life. During her journey, her perspective changes to open her eyes to the realities surrounding her. This story has a nice pace and it kept me turning the pages late into the night. I became totally invested in Mattie finding her happily ever after, bless her heart, she did not believe she was worth it. There are a few valuable lessons to be learned from this story and therefore, I think this book would especially be enjoyed by preteens and young adults, although I fit into neither of those categories and I loved it.

Format/Typo Issues:

I found no significant errors.

Rating: ***** Five stars

2 comments:

Jackie Weger said...

Thank you! Fab review. I am headed to Amazon to buy this book.


JackieWeger
No Perfect Destiny

?wazithinkin said...

Well thank you, Ms. Weger. I hope you enjoy the story and Ms. Wilson's voice as much as I did. Thanks for dropping in and commenting.