Publisher: Penguin Australia
Release Date: July 24, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Source: Received in exchange for review
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A love of fashion.
A couture competition.
A once-in-a-lifetime chance . . .
Angel Moncoeur has always wanted to be a fashion designer, but without money or connections, it's going to be a challenge. When an opportunity to leave her home in New York and head to Paris appears, Angel grabs it – even if it means masquerading as her best friend Lily. That can't be too hard, can it?
But faking things doesn't come easy for Angel, so when she falls in love with her very own Prince Charming and he thinks she's someone else, things start to get complicated.
Angel needs to stop her secrets unravelling if she wants to live happily ever after . . .
From exciting talent Jennifer Kloester comes this fabulous story about high society, mistaken identity, love, betrayal, friendship – and great clothes.
‘Fortune favours the bold.’
There are flaws in this novel. There are flaws in all novels. However it’s up to us readers to find them and scrutinise them, or not even notice them. Some are more obvious than others. And in reality, The Cinderella Moment is a decent novel, nonetheless I had nit-picked out a few issues that could not even hide from the cuteness and characters.
The main character:
Angel(!!) was a little depth lacking but her bright personality and determination were positive additions, at times I found her oblivious in several no-brainer situations (which led to me talking to her in frustration. Hush, I’m weird.) That being said, her character was well planned and drawn out.
Nick was charming, good hearted and genuine but a little dramatic in the way he talks. That being said, Angel and Nick were an entertaining couple that livened this nov quite a bit. Despite all fantasticness, it came off cheesy and a little too evoking at a few small intervals.
What I didn’t like:
– Too much showing and not enough telling, there was so much telling and explaining of irrelevant aspects.
– Way too much dialogue. I don’t think I’ve come across this before, usually it’s too much descriptions. However, The Cinderella moment was rather monotonous with the amount of paragraph long dialogue.
– There’s a inconsistency in the pace. I felt that the important, tense situations were rushed and unnecessary dramas went on for too long.
All in all, a lovely retelling of Cinderella, though slightly slow, The Cinderella Moment was a cute and character based fashion novel that many young readers will love.
~Thank you Penguin Australia for sending me this copy!~
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