Cinders & Sparks: Magic at Midnight By Lindsey Kelk | Book Review

31 May 2019

- Arc provided via Netgalley - 

I have been reading so many books this year and I was really intrigued by this children's book and I loved it, I'm definitely going to continue the series. I am a huge Lindsey Kelk fan and was excited to see her writing something different! 
Cinders & Sparks: Magic at Midnight By Lindsey Kelk
Blurb 

"She will go to the ball. But nothing will go to plan…
A magic girl.
A talking dog.
Let’s get this party started . . .
Cinders lives a boring life with her selfish stepsisters and mean stepmother. So when her wishes start magically coming true it’s a surprise to say the least.
Then Cinders meets her fairy godmother: she’s magic, she can fly, and she’s called . . . Brian.
Soon, Cinders finds herself heading to the glamorous ball at the King’s palace. But Brian is NOT very reliable and Cinders is NOT very good at magic. Now her life isn’t boring at all – it’s total chaos!"

My Review 

This is a children's book for readers aged between 7-9 but I must say, I really enjoyed it and found myself laughing out loud at certain parts. I think this would be a great book to read with kids as there are some elements that not just for the kids, like getting in touch via DMs - unexpectedly hilarious. 

 It's a fresh and up to date take on Cinderella and Cinder's has a talking dog - it doesn't get much better than that! Sparks, the dog in this book, is a very sassy character and I loved him. One of my favourite things about this book was the other classic characters making appearances, Jack and Jill were her neighbours and Little Bo Peep and her sheep were even at the ball! I loved how unique this was compared to other Cinderella retellings and I loved how she could use magic. 

This book is out now and available - HERE.

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