…from a fellow writer at SF Novelists. I haven’t read this, but it sounds intriguing.
Jim Hines‘ The Stepsister Scheme is a story in which three very determined princesses (basically Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty) get together. Jim says:
“… the thing about fairy tales and so many of the retellings is that our heroines often end up being symbols rather than fully developed characters. I wanted to make my three princesses real people, with strengths and flaws and depth and personality. I’ve described the book as Charlie’s Angels crossed with fairy tale princesses, but more than that; it’s a story of three women learning to work as a team to save a prince, fight evil, and generally kick ass. Also, it’s got the best use of silverware in hand-to-hand combat of any book I’ve ever seen.“