Today I am back with another review on another classic fairytale! This retelling takes a beloved classic and puts a new spin on it that you never knew you needed or knew you wanted. World Above by Cameron Dokey, is a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk for a whole new generation!
The book description comes from the Goodreads website:
“Gen and her twin brother, Jack, were raised with their mother’s tales of life in the World Above. Gen is skeptical, but adventurous Jack believes the stories–and trades the family cow for magical beans. Their mother rejoices, knowing they can finally return to their royal home.
When Jack plants the beans and climbs the enchanted stalk, he is captured by the tyrant who now rules the land. Gen sets off to rescue her brother, but danger awaits her in the World Above. For finding Jack may mean losing her heart….”
The way Cameron Dokey creates this new fairytale, will have you laughing and seeing the classic in a whole new light! She keeps the spirit of the original, and takes the reader on an action packed journey that will leave lovers of the classic story reeling! The reader gets to see the character of Gen come into her own, and you get to see her grow as the story progress’s. The surprises that are thrown to you at every corner will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.
What I really love about this authors writing is that she creates a world that the readers don’t want to leave and you will keep thinking about even after you have finished the story! If you love action, adventure, romance and Jack and the Bean Stalk than you don’t need to waste anymore time and read this book as soon as you can!
Go on an adventure with Gen as she tries to save her brother my adventurers!