Book Review: The Cinderella Blues by: Obren Bokich


Rating: 3/5

Publisher: West Hills Books

Publish Date: April 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Kat is dreaming of, not just Mr. Right, but Prince Charming. She's a career woman working her way up the ladder, but she still thinks she wants to be rescued. The Cinderella Blues is all about the frogs she kisses along the way. And not only are they froggy, but swampy and muddy into the bargain. Ribbit! But Kat has a fairy godmother. And some terrific friends to help her along the way. Including to remind her that she doesn't need Prince Charming to rescue her. She's more than capable of rescuing herself. All Kat needs is to get her head out of the clouds and figure out what it is she really wants. She can make her own dreams come true. And if she rescues herself, she'll have a chance at a real happy ending, with a real man, not a fairy-tale prince. But also not a frog.

Review: Kat Young doesn’t have much going for her: she has a job she hates, a boyfriend who has the nickname “Maybe Marty” because he’s so wishy-washy, and has been in way to many car accidents due to her daydreaming. Kat’s life is in a rut and she daydreams of many a Prince Charming to come and sweep her off her feet. Her life starts to change when she’s given more responsibility at work and she inherits a house from her estranged aunt. Now she’s taking the bus everywhere (she’s given up on driving), she split up with Maybe Marty, working late nights, and taking time to fix up the house. All of this is giving her the time to reflect on her life and what she truly wants…

At first I wanted to grab Kat and shake her hard for all her daydreaming. She was letting life pass her by while she dreamed of the perfect man coming into her life. In her dreams this perfect man would make everything all better. Kat’s daydreams were a way of escaping the life she had instead of taking the initiative to make her real life better. I liked Kat’s friends better than Kat at the beginning. It was interesting to see Kat grow up and change for the better (to my feeling). A lot of us don’t do much changing unless we’re forced to and Kat was no exception. Yet when pushed to it, Kat definitely grew in leaps and bounds as well as began to understand she didn’t need a Prince Charming to fix everything. Overall, ‘The Cinderella Blues’ was a cute story and a really quick read.

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