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Sinful Cinderella

(Dark Fairy Tale Queen #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  4,668 ratings  ·  770 reviews
And you thought the stepsisters were wicked....

I'm not who they think I am. A docile girl who meekly obeys her stepmother and stepsisters. Some kind of sick angel who cheerfully bears their mistreatment. That's what I WANT them to think. Because then they won't suspect what I'm really up to.

The ball, the prince - it's all part of my plan to come out on top. Stepmother and
Paperback, 1st edition, 156 pages
Published September 30th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of fairy tale re-tellings
Recommended to TL by: Search on amazon when I found another fairytale retelling
Shelves: favorites

"Our prince, you see, was married before. He had a sweet, smiling wife with shiny black hair and I hated her. And then she did the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me: she dropped dead. Clunk, just like that. No one seems to know what caused it. But it didn’t matter because the prince – and my chance to be queen – became available again. "

"The thought of sewing one more stitch makes me want to hurl myself out the window. I can’t. Could the white magic make a dress for me? I’m not sure. A
Muse-ic ♬
That was positively twisted!
I loved it!
This is a short and dark retelling of Cinderella.
Cinderella has a black heart. Her fairy godmother (who is also her aunt...long story) and the other fairies sensed darkness in her, so they gave her the gift of white magic, magic that appeared in a magical jar when she did something kind or a good deed.
So Cinderella decided to take on all the chores she could voluntarily until eventually her step-family got rid of all their servants and gave her all the
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle

Why this book?

I love fairytale retellings

What I thought

Even though I say Cinderella is one of my least favorite fairytales, I tend to read alot of Cinderella retellings. This one was a little different which was refreshing. Even though I didn't see how she was so "sinful" she really didn't seem that evil to me at all. She was a little obsessed with her looks and a little snarky, but that's it. The prince was a jerk though and the evil stepmother lived up to her name. This was a interes
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“We all want to feel like the most beautiful woman in the room, to be chosen and loved forever. The Cinderella story gives us hope of our impossible dreams becoming true.”

----Beth M Jones

Anita Valle, an American author, has penned a gripping tale out of one of the famous fairy tales in the world, Cinderella in her new novella, Sinful Cinderella that unfolds Cinderella's story not only with magic, but also with darkness, evil and fear, by depicting a lonesome, clever girl who will stop at noth
☙ nemo ❧ (pagesandprozac)
for some reason, i thought this was going to be erotica. probably because of the title. it isn’t erotica; it’s not even a romance. no, this is a fairy tale from the unseelie court, a fairy tale that reflects the true nature of the fae. something dark, something Grimm.

it was great fun and there were some excellent twists, although i was kinda hoping a certain someone would get their comeuppance. maybe in the next one...
Dianna ♡ the belle and the book ♡
3.75/5 evil stars
This is Cinderella like you've never seen before. Cunning, ambitious, and hateful.


(Can I just say that Charlize Theron in Huntsman fit Cinderella perfectly in the descriptions here in the book? From the hair to the black dress, down to the spiky crown, it's how I see her in my head!)

Although this book is pretty simple, I'm surprised that I enjoyed it. The writing's okay for me, not too bad but not too good either. I was never into fairytales, much more fairytale re

5 SOLID DARK STARS(After a long time)

When I was browsing for new books to read, I stumbled upon this book. And I was immediately intrigued by its description. Basically, I love fairy tale re-tellings. The reason why I love those stories is because of Once Upon A Time series. Oh, how I love it! OUAT is everything. But still, I'm yet to watch season 4. Poor me!

The reason I started to read this immediately:

1. It's Dark.

2. I want to know how Cinderella will be when she w
Lavinia Călina
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved how evil she is. Now that is a version I can believe, not the Disney princess version :)
This was an interesting take on Cinderella. She and the Prince were nothing like you would expect. The twist at the end was pretty cool too. It was definitely setting you up for the next book. If you like retellings of fairy tales then you should really check this out.
Julia (ten_thousand_books)
She's tried to persuade me to call her Mother. Or Countess. Or even Elira, her given name. I persist with Stepmother. A reminder to her and to me of what she truly is: an object to be stepped on.

From page one, Cinderella was a friggin badass bitch! Holy crap!

You're not a true queen unless they're all afraid of you.

I like the idea of having an originally cute, adorable and nice princess become a savage, evil monster. I love it. I liked this book more than I thought I would.

Only the people we
More of a 3.5. It was stuck around a 2 or 3 for a majority of the time. The whole point of this was that Cinderella was evil. I understood that. But she was so hateful for really no apparent reason, that it made it harder to enjoy. Towards the end, it's somewhat explained why she is the way she is, but it's so late in the story that you can't really sympathize with her for it. The reason this bumped up into the 3.5 is because Cinderella turns out to be the Evil Queen from Snow White too, and I t ...more
-`ˏ maci ˎ´˗
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I had my fair share of problems with this book, I overall enjoyed it very much. It was a quick, easy read, and sometimes, I need that in my life. I do wish it was just a little bit longer, but with that ending, I can't complain too much.

Definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series!!

P.S. I got this book for free!! Thanks, Amazon!!
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
i really like the whole bad cinderella idea and cinderella being snow's stepmother. but i really didn't like the rest of the book.... ...more
Apr 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Sandra on the recommendation!

I truly enjoyed the story. Cinderella has a new background and is not as kind as Disney let her on to be. Evil motives and forced niceness might not get her what she desires the most in the end. However, I wasn't a fan of the writing style the author used for the book.

For a better review, click on Muse-ic's Review!

Again, thank you Sandra! I will be looking forward to the rest of the series.
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fairytale
Nice twist on the classic story, with a darker turn. I loved how, even though I knew how things will probably turn out, still I didn't expect what happened. Nicely writen and quick paced, an easy read. ...more
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Disney Princesses
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Cinderella
Shelves: fantasy-fiction
A so sinfully sweet retell of the young cinder girl, I love the author's slight twisty twists, and guuuuurl, I loves dat black dress! Mmmm-hmmm!!! In this tale of Fae, the prince is not so effing charming as she's dreamed him to be.
Girls, aint it the truth!!?
So, sweet stepmother Elira treats Cinderella like a servant; she a bitch- we all know that. But here, Cinderella stays sweet and does all the hard work, no questions, because for her, the pay off is the reward of white magic. This, she keep
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, in-english
This was a funny, quick read. Not something spectacular but I enjoyed it. I liked this dark and twisted concept of retelling of Cinderella's story and how evil she was.

Also the ending was pretty cool. (view spoiler) Looking forward to read the next book.

Plus the cover is gorgeous!
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love fairy tale retellings, and this one was so well-done! It was short but really packed a punch. It was definitely different than any Cinderella retellings I've read. It was dark, a little sad, and very clever. Cinderella was not the innocent victim she's made out to be in the story we usually hear. But she definitely was a victim in this version, because "Prince Charming" wasn't so innocent either. I like the fact that nothing about the original fairy tale was changed from the pe ...more
Silvara Wilde
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
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This was actually not quite what I was expecting. And that isn't a bad thing at all! It's a mix of Cinderella and Snow White, with a twisted Cinderella, and a funny and crazy Godmother.

Nothing is quite what you remember from the fairy tale, or quite like any other retelling of Cinderella that I've read so far. I loved how nothing was quite what it seemed, and there were a lot of twists for such a short book.

fleur ☆
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
It seemed like a 3.5, the story was entertaining but there just wasn't any substance. However, sometimes all we need is a little entertainment! So I decided to settle at four stars.

The story was entertaining, and clever. It was interesting going through the motions already knowing the story, and wondering what the author was going to twist about the big scenes. I generally wasn't disappointed with the outcome. Overall, it was really fun to listen to! Not something to nurture too much deep think
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
I like it and thought it was a very interesting look at an alternate Cinderella, I have given it a four star for what it is a short clever retelling, I especially like how it links up to another famous fairy tale near the end.

In this satirical retelling "crow" or Cinderella, isn't the kind hearted stepdaughter turned maid we are all familiar with but rather a narcissistic version, where she collects white magic to make herself a lot more beautiful, to ensnare a prince at "The Ball" But to acquir
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
This was certainly an interesting take on Cinderella. I never figured as a wicked Disney princess but the question as to how she remained so cheerful and friendly despite all the abuse she was suffering is a good one!

The lead over into the sequel was nicely done as well - foreseeable as soon as she meets the prince, but still good.

I liked the writing, or Cinderella's voice, for the most part, but it was just too disjointed in places. A little more buffer would have been necessary to make it flow
Alyssa (The Shady Glade)
I enjoyed this much darker twist on Cinderella. It's definitely a short read, so although there isn't a lot of development to the various characters, Valle's interpretation of Cinderella's character was a nice change. This Cinderella is not much of a sympathetic character, but her story is still fascinating to read. I also liked how the very end of the book tied together with a different fairy tale. It was a twist I admit that I guessed about halfway through but was fun to see it confirmed never ...more
✿ Jenna ✿
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebs, reviewed
My chores mounted, my beauty blossomed, but hate curled like briars around my heart.

This Cinderella retelling was refreshing being quite dark and twisted!
I will definitely read the second book as soon as possible ✌😊
Maartje De Groot
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
“A reminder to her and to me of what she is: an object to be stepped on. “

Funny retelling of Cinderella and the beginning of SnowWhite.

Not a great read, but certainly entertaining and original.
Marianne Moresco
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.80 stars
Dark and twisted. Liked the connection between the two fairy tales. Aaah it could have been even better with a longer or more complicated plot!
Hanna de Koning
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice twist on the original fairy tale, I love books with Anti-Heroes / Villains as main characters. Not the most amazing book ever, but I really liked it!
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We all know Cinderella was a sweet and innocent girl who was mistreated by her horrible step mother and step sisters.But what if that wasn't the complete truth. What if Cinderella was just acting to be nice to gain enough power to create magic so evil so she could rule over people.

Sinful Cinderella is a dark and twisted retelling of the fairy tale. Cinderella, a girl with a colossal ambition of marrying the prince in order to capture the kingdom and rule over people had always been devious and f
Laura..devouring books like crumpets

I like it and thought it was a very interesting look at an alternate Cinderella, I have given it a four star for what it is a short clever retelling, I especially like how it links up to another famous fairy tale near the end.

In this satirical retelling "crow" or Cinderella, isn't the kind hearted stepdaughter turned maid we are all familiar with but rather a narcissistic version, where she collects white magic to make herself a lot more beautiful, to ensnare a prince at "The Ball" Bu
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: myths-and-magic, 2019
Interesting retelling of Cinderella. You won't be as fond of this young woman though, she is quite dark, selfish and revengeful. I liked the twists and the ending was exciting to me. This was a short novella, but I liked the changes enough that I could have really appreciated more substantial length. Really good nonetheless. ...more
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