Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Book Inspection: Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson

Plot Sketch:
Once Upon Stilettos is a continuation of the Katie Chandler series that starts with Enchanted, Inc. Katie is immune to magic, and she works as a verifier/personal assistant at MSI, Inc. That's Magic, Spells and Illusions, Inc. Sound like a fun job? In this book, Katie's magical immunity makes her vital to the MSI organization. She's got a job to do and that's to find the mole who is giving the bad guys information. Since they're using magic to veil themselves, it's Katie's job to locate the mole. The story takes you through corporate espionage, a little romance, and a lot of magical fun involving a pair of red stilettos.

I heart it. Good, fun read. Definitely recommend it to those who enjoy any kind of fantasy in their fiction. This is a sequel to Enchanted, Inc. and there are two more books after Once Upon Stilettos in the series, Damsel Under Stress and Don't Hex With Texas. If you're interested, click on over and read my inspection of Enchanted, Inc.

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
New York City, NY, USA

What is the main character's name?
Katie Chandler

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
Yes, I do. I find her refreshingly stubborn and I think she's strong.

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
1 day

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?
No, it was too much fun to put down.

Is this a good read for Monster?
No, not for the men, ladies.

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
Nothing. I enjoyed it.

Does the author have a website?
Yes she does. Visit Shanna Swendson: Fairy Tales for Modern Times.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish Date: April 25, 2006
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345481275
ISBN-13: 978-0345481276

Acquire It:

Used: all used sources come up more expensive than best new price.
New: $11.16 amazon.com
*prices accurate at of time of posting. subject to change.

This title has a five star average rating at amazon.com.


Sadako said...

This looks like a fun read, I def. plan to check it out!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Just found your blog through the Hachette giveaways page. I heart it! I love your approach!

I Heart Monster said...

Awww, thanks Gwendolyn!