History is told from one person’s perspective. Sometimes they don’t get it right.
Ugly Stepsister Anna has wrongly been accused of being mean and evil. Now it is time she got the opportunity to tell her side of the story.
With Cinderella so perfect and wonderful, it is no wonder Anna feels ugly in comparison. Dealing with bullies, a grumpy mother and the death of her step-father, Anna is at her wits end.
When the Prince’s ball approaches, Anna is told she must find a husband to save the family fortune. Attending with her sisters, the sulky Prince Charming only has eyes for Cinderella.
With the burden of being the only one to unite her step-sister with the Prince, will Anna act as cupid? Or will she protect Cinderella from the arrogant Charming?
Also in the Fairy Tales Retold Series:
Killing Snow White
Ugly Sleeping Beauty
I Love Little Red
The Beast with no Beauty
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Beautiful…but why only 40 pages?
It was very interesting. As soon as I read the blurb, I was hooked. I love when authors change a nice fairy tale and give it a twist. Especially with a Cinderella story. This focuses not just on finding a happily ever after, but also on finding your true self no matter what somebody tells you. I was also shocked to know that technically Anna’s mother bullied Anna about her weight and how Anna should get married.
I liked Anna’s perspective and how she described Cinderella, “perfect”, “beautiful” It really shows how others perspective of people actually differ what they think. In the original Cinderella, Cinderella thought that the sisters and their mother bullied her, but actually they cared about her. I loved the twist on how the mother was actually nice to Cinderella and how Anna was jealous and insecure. And the ending was unique, usually a fairy tale would be about “happily ever after, finding a prince” but in this one, Anna found a quirky guy and they ran away together.
Okay, the title is “Evil Cinderella” but what is so evil about her? I felt like we needed more than 40 pages to explain that. This book should’ve been a little longer, like 100+ pages. I have so many questions that could’ve been answered if this book was longer. No shade, obviously. But maybe make a sequel that could also be a short story, and then I’ll understand. Also back to being evil, we needed more depth on Prince Charming. In the original story, he is a handsome prince with a kind heart. But in this story, he’s mean and a little judgey. Why? I feel like with a little more pages, it could’ve been explained.
The lack of pages and character development did lose one star. But everything else was SOOOOO GOOD!!
Short but sweet…well kinda
Not sure Cinderella was evil like the title evokes. I guess it all depends upon the perspective as this was the retelling of a not-so-evil stepsister. Envious and not self-confident can skew one’s internal dialogue. This story was nothing more than the insecurities of teenage angst among the pretty and not-so-pretty. With a title like “Cinderella is Evil,” I was expecting more dastardly exploits from Cinderella to support such a thesis, alas I was gravely disappointed.
I LOVE IT
This was an amazing book that shows victim mentality (Cinderella) can change a story so much