Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: Cinderella in Skates

Cinderella in Skates

Cinderella in Skates

By Carly Syms

Blurb: Natalie Melter hates that her family made her leave sunny Arizona to move to Wisconsin but she’s even more upset that her dad, a former hockey player, tells her that she can move back to Arizona in the summer only if she makes her school's hockey team.

Natalie doesn't know the first thing about standing up on a pair of ice skates, but life in snowy Wisconsin is about to get a whole lot more interesting when the cute college hockey player next door decides to teach her the sport he loves.

Will Natalie put it together in time to make the team or will Shane be a distraction she can’t ignore?
 
Genres: YA, Chick-lit, Realistic Fiction, Romance
 
Published: February 23, 2013
 
Series: Cinderella by Carly Syms (Book 2) , but this can also be read as a standalone.
 
My Rating: 4 stars
 
 
This book was so very cute! I really liked it, which is saying something since I dislike sports books in general.

Cinderella in Skates has like...nothing to do with Cinderella. Seriously. But I didn't care, because I liked what it was about. I don't really read many books that take place in Wisconsin, so that was interesting. I have never read a book that had to do with hockey either. So I could get over the fact that it wasn't a retelling.

I thought the characters were all pretty likeable, and I liked Natalie. She and I have a lot of things in common, besides the whole hockey part! (She loves Wuthering Heights too!)

I also loved reading about the competition between Erica and Natalie. I am a sucker for these competition type plots. I always have been. So I ate it up.

Also, apparently this is New Adult? I don't know, but that's what Goodreads says. Anyway, if it is, then this is the first NA book I have read in my entire life. And while I don't think it'll become an obsession of mine like YA, (this was pretty clean, but a lot of New Adults aren't) I did feel pretty good about finally reading one.

This is a great book for when you want a light and fun read!


2 comments:

  1. I love the concept of this book. I enjoy sports books, but I especially enjoy books where girls play typically male sports. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I'm going to pick this one up!

    Kathleen
    www.katsbookbuzz.net

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