Author: Melanie Dickerson
Series: YA Romance Fairy Tales series
Genre: Christian teen romance, fairy tale retelling
Rating: 4.5 stars
The Captive Maiden is another fairytale retelling by Melanie Dickerson. This one is a Cinderella retelling. It is the sequel to The Fairest Beauty which was a Snow White retelling. I didn’t think I would like this because Cinderella has always been my least favorite fairy tale. But I loved The Captive Maiden, though it wasn’t my favorite of Melanie’s that will always be The Merchant’s Daughter because Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite fairy tale.
Valten the hero in this one is Gabe’s brother. Gisele is the Cinderella character. While it is a fairy tale retelling Melanie doesn’t focus on the magic of fairy tales instead her stories point to the power of faith and God’s amazing love. While the stories are about love and true love she points towards the ultimate true love, the love of God. The love that God had for us to send his only Son to die for our salvation now that’s true love.
I am looking forward to reading Melanie’s next book The Princess Spy.