Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him . Journey to faraway fairy tale lands with atmospheric retellings of three beloved tales. Before Midnight revisits Cinderella’s story in France, Golden puts a new. Read Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft for free with a 30 day.

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I just ask that all comments be God-honoring and edifying. While also realizing that there was a whole other slew of books within the same series! His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name.

Bringing him into the plot also made the story very interesting and unique! I was looking forward to this one Mulan doesn’t get retold too oftenbut the story felt rushed. I liked the way this book looks at love of various types and how different people react to having it and losing it. A Lunar Chronicles Collection. If you’re wondering any of this, or if the story I discribed above appeals to you in any way, this is the book for you. Nov 25, Miss Clark rated it it was ok Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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I think that there was lots of padding in the first bdfore of the novel, and I particularly struggled to get through the pages where the garden was described in intricate detail. This is fine of course, especially for retellings about spunky princesses.

Except that would mean more of another supporting character, and I’m not sure I’d be willing to make that sacrifice. Books by Cameron Dokey. This book goes for the dad and a war.


Before Midnight

More than suitable for most teenaged readers, and adults who don’t mind an excursion back to doket lands of wonder. To ask other readers questions about Onceplease sign up. Also, she is raised lovingly by the sorceress and doesn’t marry a handsome prince. I loved her twist with the stepmother and sisters, more especially as I think it has definite overtones from Ever After.

Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington.

Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy: And I was a bit tired of typing I loved the fact that Rapunzel was bald though. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It is confusing in the way nothing really connects to anything else and questions are left unanswered. Typical Cinderella retelling for the most part. They were sometimes unexpected and sometimes predictable but they were so beautiful and I loved them.

It would’ve been better if Dokey had penned an original tale of her own and said it was inspired by Cinderella. This time I liked it even more. I like that the glass slipper was kept in it.

The Cinderella Reviews: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey | Cecily J Sorrel

I almost bit my mudnight out to the skin! Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. Regarding the boy he gives orders to bring him up as Cindi’s equal, but he’s forbidden to leave the estate. The story I love in this book most is Cendrillion, a retelling of Cinderella.

I do appreciate that the author tried to give you an impression of why you should like him, even before you could meet him. Yet we get onto firmer ground with the introduction of Cendrillon’s step-family. I had fun reading all three tales I loved how she explained that both her and Jian’s heart beat as one. Etienne storms around in a lovely rage until I nearly cried with boredom.


Oct 25, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Similarly, the ending was highly predictable and there was never any depth in the relationship she had with the prince which I suppose never really existed in the original, so I can’t complain about that too much. But still, her spirit was worth cheering for. I rolled my eyes so many times while reading this collection. First of all, I loved how in Dokey’s version Cendrillon’s stepsisters treated her fairly well and tremendously amazing once nearing the end, unlike the original Cinderella.

D With that experience in mind, I think that Dokey has done her job right. More on that later.

I was rather pleasantly surprised by them both, and the bold step that Dokey takes with the traditional roles.

Buy the selected items together This item: He cried on her grave in the garden and this is where it gets odd If I had read it first, I might have liked it better. The way that magic was infused in this fairy tale was also well done, more like a force of nature than an ability that people could use. It is never truly gone.

I’ll be honest straight off the bat: Cendrillon is surprised by the arrival of a stepmother and two stepsisters. Such fokey fun read! Wild Orchid was a re-telling of Mulan and I loved it.