Expected publication date: May 28, 2019
A startling, fiercely feminist re-imagining of Cinderella from the bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly.I love that this dark Cinderella retelling is from the stepsister's POV!
Isabelle should be blissfully happy – she’s about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn’t the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince’s heart. She’s the ugly stepsister who’s cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella’s shoe ... which is now filling with blood.
When the prince discovers Isabelle’s deception, she is turned away in shame. It’s no more than she deserves: she is a plain girl in a world that values beauty; a feisty girl in a world that wants her to be pliant.
Isabelle has tried to fit in. To live up to her mother’s expectations. To be like her stepsister. To be sweet. To be pretty. One by one, she has cut away pieces of herself in order to survive a world that doesn’t appreciate a girl like her. And that has made her mean, jealous, and hollow.
Until she gets a chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly stepsisters have always known: it takes more than heartache to break a girl.
Evoking the darker, older versions of the Cinderella story, bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly shows us that ugly is in the eye of the beholder, and uses her trademark wit and wisdom to send an overlooked character on a journey toward empowerment, redemption, and a new definition of beauty. - from Goodreads
Love a dark retelling! This one sounds good!ReplyDelete
The darker the better - bring it on!ReplyDelete
Yes, I love the sound of this one! Especially with it being from the stepsister's POV. Can't wait, I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
This sounds pretty deep. A really interesting approach to the original story.ReplyDelete
OMG!! I am completely lured in! This book sounds fantastic and I am really intrigued by the dark side of Cinderella. One more for the TBR pile! :)ReplyDelete
Awesome!! I hope you enjoy it!Delete
Oh wow- cuts off her toes! Yikes. But I agree- I think we're long overdue for the stepsisters' perspective??ReplyDelete
I love retellings so much, and this one looks good! I like this author as well. Great pick! You can check out what I'm looking forward to HERE.ReplyDelete
A dark Cinderella retelling sounds amazing. I love that cover too.ReplyDelete
I think the cover is amazing, too!Delete
Until recently I guess I didn't know this story was in existence. Still, I'll have to make sure to give it another look because I do love a good re-telling. :) Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland's last WOW. Apologies it took me so long to make a visit over here.ReplyDelete
You're very welcome! No worries!Delete
I do get into retellings sometimes. I just read Sea Witch - Ursula's story and I really enjoyed it. I hope to get this one as I do like them Thanks for putting in on my radar!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I will have to look into that - I love the Little Mermaid!Delete
I am sooo looking forward to this one alsoReplyDelete
I hope we both love it!Delete
I love when fairy tales are retold from an unexpected perspective. I hope you enjoy this one!ReplyDelete
Ooh I love that this retelling is using the darker original version of the story! It sounds so interesting!ReplyDelete
Wow. This looks really interesting and thought provoking! I am glad to be getting around to a few blogs because spending more time on bookstagram has me looking at a lot of either new release books or backlisted books so I kind of feel like I've been living under a rock when it comes to anticipated releases for this year!! :)ReplyDelete
CWW is such a great way for me to find upcoming releases!Delete
This is on my TBR! How could it not be? A dark retelling of Cinderella? Yes, please!ReplyDelete
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I hope we both love it!Delete
This does sound interesting. I remember that in the non-Disnefied version of the story the stepsister cuts off her toes, but this book sounds pretty good.ReplyDelete
Yeah, the originals could get quite gory!Delete
I love this author and cannot wait to read this book, Angela!ReplyDelete
I hope we both enjoy it!Delete
Ahh what a great choice! I heard about this book... a couple of months ago, can't recall where though, and immediately added it to my TBR, because it sounds fantastic. I love a good retelling and that one sounds so unique!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marie! Hope you love it!Delete