Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: All The Ever Afters

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases!

All The Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother
Danielle Teller
Expected publication: May 22, 2018
We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we?

As rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who knows all too well about hardship, privately records the true story. . . .

A peasant born into serfdom, Agnes is separated from her family and forced into servitude as a laundress’s apprentice when she is only ten years old. Using her wits and ingenuity, she escapes her tyrannical matron and makes her way toward a hopeful future. When teenaged Agnes is seduced by an older man and becomes pregnant, she is transformed by love for her child. Once again left penniless, Agnes has no choice but to return to servitude at the manor she thought she had left behind. Her new position is nursemaid to Ella, an otherworldly infant. She struggles to love the child who in time becomes her stepdaughter and, eventually, the celebrated princess who embodies everyone’s unattainable fantasies. The story of their relationship reveals that nothing is what it seems, that beauty is not always desirable, and that love can take on many guises.

Lyrically told, emotionally evocative, and brilliantly perceptive, All the Ever Afters explores the hidden complexities that lie beneath classic tales of good and evil, all the while showing us that how we confront adversity reveals a more profound, and ultimately more important, truth than the ideal of “happily ever after.” - from Goodreads
I've been so into retellings lately, and I especially love when they're told from the POV of one of the side characters!

47 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds amazing! And the cover... <3

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    1. I know, the cover is what initially drew me in!

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  2. That cover!!! Sounds like a good story too.

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  3. Ooo I can't believe this one hasn't been on my radar! I love a good retelling, and I like that it's told from the stepmom's perspective. Mixes things up a bit.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it!

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  4. I can't believe I didn't know about this; I love retellings!! Adding it to my tbr right now. Thanks for sharing!

    My CWW Pick

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  5. This sounds interesting! I love retellings :) And a story about the Cinderella's stepmother? Not sure I've ever read anything like it! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my WoW.

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    1. Yeah, I've been so into retellings lately!

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  6. I haven't read any retellings for a while, but I do love them. Thanks for putting this on my radar!

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  7. I'm SO looking forward to this one *heart eyes* I love retellings! Especially that talk about villains and go against the original story in the most awesome ways :)

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  8. oh how gorgeous is that cover <3

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  9. I love retellings too! I'll be adding this one to my list, so thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  10. The POV of the wicked stepmother? THAT could be interesting!

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  11. Oh the Stepmother’s pov. I am curious.

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  12. Now that's definitely a different retelling. I like it!

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  14. Clever concept! I'll be watching for this book's publication too.

    My Wednesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2018/04/cant-wait-wednesday.html

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  15. The stepmothers POV is definitely intriguing! Love it.

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  16. Can we just bask in the beauty of that cover. Ok, then. I love alternate tellings. This sounds fun.

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  17. Oooh! Fairy tale retellings! My favorite! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  18. I enjoy fairy tale retellings, especially form different POVs. This sounds compelling and I love the cover. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

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  19. AHHH I am loving that cover, soooo pretty. I also really like retellings and I have to say, that one sounds very promising :D Great pick!

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  20. I love this cover!!! And now I have to find out all about this book! Great pick!

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  21. I like retellings too, and this does sound like an interesting one!

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  22. I hadn't heard of this title before but I love retellings too so I'll certainly be putting this one on my TBR. I like that it focuses on the stepmother. That should be an interesting perspective.

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  23. This does sound like a really interesting pick. I adore retellings myself.

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