Monday, January 30, 2012

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson Illustrated by Shawn McManus YP FIC ROBERSON

Everyone thinks they know Cinderella’s story. Well, her prince wasn’t so charming and their ending was anything but happy.  Now, she’s a socialite globetrotter by day and secret agent for Fabletown by night.  Fabletown has banned all magic items from leaving the city premises, but someone is smuggling weapons.  If the world discovers even a single magic item it could lead to the death of every Fable.  

This is a spinoff of the critically acclaimed Fables series.  This book is fairly good at catching new readers up to speed, so that it makes sense even if you’ve never touched a Fables book.  This is a much more light-fun action book than the usual Fables style, but it works as a fun diversion. This is a great read for fans of kick-rear heroines like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Charlie’s Angels movies.  Cinderella is clever, witty, and can take care of herself.  She’s also fashionable and sexy without being just a male wish fulfillment fantasy character like so many comic book heroines turn into in the wrong writers hands.  This is a fun espionage thriller and a really good read for female comic fans.

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