Karina's Silver Shoes

Denise Marques Leitao

  • Novel

  • Formats: Ebook and Print Book

  • Young Adult       Rating: all ages

  • Standalone

  • Genres:

    • Legends and Fairy tales
    • Magic, Witches and wizards
    • Parody
    • Adventure
Karina's Silver Shoes

She's got the fate of a kingdom in her hands--or rather, in her shoes.

14-year old Karina is not sure what she wants, but she knows what she's found: fascinating silver shoes. Fascinating, dangerous, and potentially evil. On the upside, they do bring cool visitors.

When two princesses ask her to go to Whyland, a kingdom in a parallel dimension, to destroy the shoes, of course Karina accepts. Who would refuse a free trip to an alternate world?

Advised by a wise master, threatened by a beautiful stepmother, Karina goes on a journey with a princess to defeat a powerful witch. But Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself stuck in a kingdom she doesn't understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before saving anyone, she'd better save herself--if she figures out how.

From Brazilian writer Denise Marques Leitao comes a parody of fantasy and fairy-tale tropes with many female characters, friendships between girls and women, and some subtle romance.
If you like to read about strong girls and women, you've found your book.

  • Elements:

    • army (ies)  (any type)
    • kingdom (s)
    • magical object(s)
    • magic in any form
    • school environment (any type)
    • wizard (s)
    • witch (es)
    • princess (es)
  • Themes:

    • coming of age
    • facing the unknown
    • friendship
    • politics
    • understanding the other
    • war
    • girl power
    • religion vs. science
    • rebellion
    • deceit
    • feminism
    • journey
  • Violence or battles: alluded but important to the plot. Light violence
  • Romance:

    • One or more romantic arcs, not important to the plot.
    • Female-male
  • Intimacy: just flirting.
  • Cursing: No cursing
  • Humor: The book is a comedy

  • Characters:

    • Main characters' ethnicity or ancestry is not described
    • Most characters are female
  • Author: Denise Marques Leitao

    • Montreal, Qc, Canada
    • http://denisemarquesleitao.com
    • Denise Marques Leitao was born and raised in Brazil. When she's not creating worlds and characters, she's discussing the meaning of the Universe with her son, writing unintellectual poetry, podcasting about popular culture, or teaching. 

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