Synopsis : Their father has been gone for years, leaving Cinder and Ella to care for their two beastly sisters and crazed mother. But they have not given up hope that he may still be alive, even though it seems their family has been cursed. When Cinder leaves to work at the castle as a servant, Ella refuses to stay at home. But it isn’t long before she’s also brought to the castle. What Ella finds there starts a quest that will change her life and the entire kingdom.
A tolerable knight, a spunky heroine, an evil prince, and a tree in the place of a fairy godmother – all of these are the heart of Cinder and Ella, making it a Cinderella story like no other.
Of course, we have a prince, not charming but malefic. Other characters are present all along the story. For example, Tanner, a brave and loyal knight or even the two very disreputable prince’s acolytes.
The story was pleasant to read but very predictable. I was very much expecting the story to match the one I already knew that I was very disappointed to have no correlation. I think it wasn’t a good idea to link this story with the Perrault’s tale.
I looked at this book in this way… I saw it as more of an MG book than a YA book. Once you see it for a younger audience, it read much better to me. I don’t know if that would have made any difference to others tho. 😉 Even after saying that, I did agree with your review. Well done!
Yes you’re right, it’s more for a younger audience, I was thinking it was a YA book like others… It’s surely for that it was more difficult. Thanks !