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  1. says:

    Another short book picked to get my TBR pile down This is an intriguing one that I managed to read in one sitting It s a retelling of Cinderella but with werewolves The fun thing about knowing or thinking you know the story upfront is that it makes you keep reading long after you should have gone to bed is to see if it follows the tale you ve grown up with And it does keep the faith of the original as much as possible I found the whole book enchanting It read like the fairytale that inspired it The characters are richly described The wicked step mother is as horrible as you d expect I liked the supernatural twist Ella can t marry the prince as she is a shifter and therefor would struggle to provide an heir We had the Luna Goddess in place of the fairy godmother and the happy ending these stories insist on Re tellings of Disney and fairytale stories seem to be big at the minute I ve read a few now This is definitely one of the better ones Highly enjoyable.Free arc from netgalley

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    Thank you Netgalley and Broad Universe for the chance to read this book OK, I m a sucker for a book with a pretty dress on the front cover In fact, I have been known to read buy books based ENTIRELY on how pretty the dress it Never mind that my own style can be described as casually rolled out of bed with a side of fandom jeans and a Harry Potter shirt, usually Suffice to say that is a GORGEOUS cover, and I am in love.So yes, the book This is a retelling of Cinderella, and that is obvious from the beginning This Ella has a bit spunk than most however, and a dedicated family and friend unit to keep her steady and yes, dry her tears At first I was a little skeptical was this Ella a wooden Disneyfied version, or would she grow on me And what was with the whole Lycan thing But well, grow she did A kind heart yes, but she was also loyal, spoke her mind and charitable She admits to being embarrassed and upset towards the end and needs help from others While she COULD have had faults to be a believable character, I felt like there was enough growth from the Disney version to make me like her and yes, I only know the Disney version before this Sozz I did feel like the Lycan aspect needs explanation So they are all Lycans, but if the girls are born shifters they cannot reproduce I can t help but feel that this trait would die out pretty quickly if that was the case I also needed transformations, and information ON transformations The one scene we got just wasn t really enough for me.I have a feeling the rather simple, almost old timey writing might be off putting for some I reminded myself this was a fairy tale retelling, and moved past it I know many like elegant prose, but while I found this writing a little plain, it also made it easy to understand and grasp what was going on in most instances So if you like fairy tales with a furry twist, this one might be for you Looks like it may be the first in a series too, which is always gives you something to look forward to Four stars.

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    Ella and Josef have been childhood friends forever, and secretly in love for almost as long But Josef is the prince and Ella is a lycan, and she can never have children because she shifts during every full moon When her father marries an awful woman and introduces two non shifting daughters to take Ella s place and marry Josef, Ella knows she must step aside In their hearts, they know they are meant to be together, yet the rules are the rulesWhat a cute and delightful retelling of the Perrault version of Cinderella I hope that the author took the original furred slipper and got the idea for a werewolf Cinderella because that would be awesome Ella is kind and always ensures the emotions of others are met, but unlike other Cinderellas cough here s looking at you Disney cough cough this Cinderella is not a doormat for her step monsters to trample upon Ella is strong willed and fierce, and I really loved the addition of good female relationships and alternate mother relationships throughout the book, particularly with her sister in law Katrina and the queen.While there were some questions over the whole shifting thing view spoiler why does it seem to affect women during the moon and not men Maybe I missed something but it didn t seem well explained hide spoiler

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    Cinderella with a twist or twoI thought I knew what I was getting into with this book girl named Ella with a widowed father Cue the pumpkin But from the beginning, it is clear there are a few twists First of all, they are werewolves Second, Ella isn t alone she has a brother, and neighbours next door who care about her, and that s just the start of things There were enough little changes that I honestly didn t know how the story would end You would think this was worrying, but I trusted the author to get us to a happy ending as I was not disappointed.I would ve liked a little about the werewolf side of things, perhaps an ending that wasn t so pat given the twists to get there, but that may have spoiled the clean lines of a charming little tale.If you want a fairytale retelling that is a little different but still has that dreamy fairytale quality, give this book a goFour and a half moonlit starsI received a copy of this story from the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  5. says:

    This book was perfect Cinderella with werewolves I loved this version of Ella I liked that she stood up for herself without being a doormat and that she had a support system of friends and people who loved her This retelling of Cinderella is a little bit different but all ages can enjoy Collins skills at retelling this classic

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    Original book review posted on The Northern WritesWhy did I pick it I m a big sucker for retellings After loving a recent Beauty and the Beast retelling I thought this would be a fun one to pickup In the month of September I participated in the Blogger Book Nook Challenge to read something new , and as Kathleen was a new author for me I thought it would be a good one to pick up for the challenge What I loved about itI ve been having a bit of a book slump recently and I loved that this was a short and pleasant read, it really helped get me back into the swing of things As I mentioned before I love a retelling and this one was a very quirky version with werewolves and a completely different family dynamic than you get in a usual Cinderella story.What I loathed about itI think to call this a retelling is maybe a tad misleading What makes Cinderella for me, is that you feel the hopelessness of her situation In this story it s not quite as pronounced, Ella has a whole host of supportive family members and extended family friends to help her get by, so it s a little difficult to feel that any situation is truly bleak for her.I loved the fact that Ella was a shifter and I was looking forward to seeing how this played out But other than the fact shifters can t have children and therefore she can t marry the prince, it was pretty much a mute plot point, which I was a little disappointed about.ThoughtsI really enjoyed the story, I just wanted More shifting, angst and adventure

  7. says:

    This retelling of Cinderella is one of the best I have read With Ella being a Lycan who can t produce and the prince still madly in love with her this is just an elegant and beautiful story It is perfect for the Young Adult genre and is also well liked by the adults, at least in my family I recommend for lovers of fantasy as well as fair tale retellings.

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    I guess that the whole appeal with this entire story is that it is short and sweet and doesn t drag out unnecessary agony.It was okay overall, not making things too complicated all the while I did enjoy how Ella was portrayed too Add in a little touch of werewolf magic and I did find this rather okay overall.But that is about it.Everything else was just too light for my taste and I guess this wasn t written for me I like my books darker, although this gives good breathing room but it simply doesn t make me think.And when it doesn t haunt me to continuously think about the story you can see why I will have to lower it It is just going to be forgotten by me, and probably I will never remember it.Overall, whether you do want to read it is up to you It just wasn t to my taste.

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