This was one of the best books in the series by far. I like Lim’s writing style probably most out of all the authors who write for this series. She has a beautiful way with words and her writing doesn’t feel out of place for a period piece, but also it doesn’t feel like it’s trying to hard either. The characters resembled their cartoon counterparts well. She did a great job of building off the originals to make them her own. I loved Cinderella in this story and the message the twist sent out to the YA readers, that it’s best to work hard and make your own way in the world instead of relying on a man to make your dreams come true. You can make your own dreams come true if you put in the work. The twist was that Cinderella never got to try on the glass slipper when the Duke came to her stepmother’s house. It got kind of dark because her step mother then tried to sell her into slavery! She escaped and ended up working at the palace her Prince lived in, but she tried her best to forget him. She was grateful for her job and wages and a place to live away from her evil stepmother that she thought even without him she could still have happiness. But love has a way of finding us even when we are not looking for it, doesn’t it? A great addition to this awesome Disney series! I’m 34 and I enjoy reading these so much, so don’t think you’re ever too old!