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Author: J. A. Kazimer
Definitely not for baby's bedtime reading, this hilarious and irreverent take on classic fairytales--think Shrek for grownups--combines humor, mystery, and characters only a fairy godmother could love... — When Cinderella is run over by a New Never City bus, her not-so-ugly stepsister, Asia, suspects murder. So she hires RJ, a private eye, to...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780758269126
ISBN-10: 0758269129
Publication Date: 3/1/2012
Pages: 320
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 8
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Cinderella has been murdered and Rumpelstiltskin, or RJ, is charmed into finding the murderer by Asia, Cindis stepsister. Of course RJ, who has recently lost his villain card and is cursed into doing good deeds, obliges. He also falls instantly in lust with Asia. But what will Asia think when she finds out that RJ isnt a private investigator but an ex-villain.

After arriving in the Kingdom of Maledetto, RJ discovers that there are many suspects in Cindis murder, even Asia herself. Meeting many familiar and key characters, including Prince Charming, RJ finds that there is a lot amiss in the Kingdom and is caught in between many domestic disputes (and catches more than a few blows to his face). He also discovers that Asia could be the woman for him, for she is just as evil as he once was.

With a cast of characters that we have all grown up with and loved in our fairy tales but with a demented twist added, the reader is taken on a chaotic journey. At times it was too chaotic and the storyline was hard to follow but I did love the twists Kazimer put on these characters and found myself laughing out loud at times. Curses! is very adult oriented and should not be read by the young reader.

(ARC was provided by author for an honest review)