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Cinderella, Necromancer

(Cinderella, Necromancer #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.

Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, her father has found love again. He's happy and doesn't quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her mean daughters. When Ellison discovers a necro
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Published September 5th 2017 by Month9Books
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Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ever since Celia and her daughters came into the house the only thing I wanted for Ella to do was to slap them and shut their mouths!!!

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These were the most hateful characters I have ever read about and the thing that made my anger even bigger? THEY COULD HAVE BEEN REAL PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE THAT I WOULD GLADLY AND UNHESITATINGLY WOULD JUST

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I had to say this or else my anger and hatred would have consumed me!!

This been clarified OMG if my memory is not playing tricks on me this must be the first ever
Joanne O'Sullivan
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read retellings, but this one was so atmospheric...The fantastic writing pulled me in right away- and that voice! Strong and utterly convincing. Deliciously creepy and immersive! ...more
Sierra Abrams
Jun 08, 2017 marked it as desperately-need-to-read
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Cinderella Necromancer is a fantasy re-imagining of Cinderella. But this is a dark tale of Cinderella. One that I really enjoyed! It is sold as, "Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany." which completely intrigued me. And it lived up to that blurb. I was hooked into this story right from the very first page.

Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was great. I cannot express how angry this book made me feel at the beginning, so you know its great.

Angry at the stepmother of course.

It was quite interesting. The whole addition of necromancy to the tale of cinderalla. Admittedly, however, I wasn't too big a fan of the necromancy part, and was really in for the retelling.

I rather liked how Boughan didn't automatically have Ellison fall in love with William, and that(view spoiler)
Beth Summer
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for a Cinderella retelling. This one was dark and captivating. I could NOT put it down. I adored Ella and rooted for her the whole way through. The characters were rich, dialogue was on point, and I can't wait for more from Boughan! <3 ...more
Agustina Zanelli
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellison faces the challenge of having an evil stepmother and two cruel stepsisters. When her father leaves on a trip, the new women of the house treat Ellison very badly as if she were their maid. She fights against this new life but at the same time, she obeys only to take care of her little brother. She is alone and is the only one who can change things and return everything to what it was before. It's when she finds a mysterious book hidden among the secret passages of the house. A bo
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads, arcs
Summary: Cinderella, Necromancer is a retelling of the fairy tale Cinderella with a dark twist. The story follows the death of Ellison "Ella's" mother, causing her father to get married to a woman named Celia, who would become Ella's stepmother. With this marriage, Ella also gets two stepsisters, Victoria and Charlotte. There are strange events plaguing the area, and Ella herself stumbles upon a dangerous yet intriguing power. However, Ella soon realizes that her stepmother and stepsisters aren' ...more
chloe ♡
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A paranormal retelling of Cinderella - loved this and read this in one sitting!

Full review to come :)
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The re-telling of the classic fairytale Cinderella but with a darker twist.

Ellison lost her mother at a young age. Her father has remarried gained Ella a stepmother and two stepsisters. Unfortunately, her father has been called away on business leaving Ellison and her brother with the new family. All isn't what it seems. Her house, her family and the prince all are not as they seem. Secrets are the key to finding her happily ever after but they also hold a dark unforeseen fate. Wishes have conse
The re-telling of the classic fairytale Cinderella but with a darker twist.

Ellison lost her mother at a young age. Her father has remarried gained Ella a stepmother and two stepsisters. Unfortunately, her father has been called away on business leaving Ellison and her brother with the new family. All isn't what it seems. Her house, her family and the prince all are not as they seem. Secrets are the key to finding her happily ever after but they also hold a dark unforeseen fate. Wishes have conse
3.5 more like it. Full review to come...
Amber Scaife
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A re-telling, with Cinderella as a somewhat nonplussed conjurer of dark magic. A fun and different take on the old story.
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This isn’t just an “inspired by” tale. Cinderella, Necromancer is a retelling, with a character named Ella, a stepmother and stepsisters, and a prince seeking a bride. But this is slightly different from other retellings you may have come across because this particular one happens to be influenced by real 15th century German necromancy. And because of this, Boughan takes us back to the real darkness that existed in the original
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars!
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*ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Cinderella, Necromancer is an interesting dark retelling of Cinderella and I immensely enjoyed reading it. I’m actually not fan of Cinderella retellings but when the author asked for an honest review for this book, I couldn’t say no because I loved the synopsis and it’s really a strange combination that I’ve never read before. It’s a dark version of Cin
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review can also be found at Snow White Hates Apples.

If you’re looking for a Cinderella retelling that’s more true to the folk texts categorized as Tale Type 510A: Persecuted Heroine (such as the Grimm, Perrault, and Jacobs versions of Cinderella), F.M. Boughan’s Cinderella, Necromancer might just be what you’re looking for.

Initially, I was put off by the early chapters following the first one due to the narrative voice. It sounded awkward—very stilted/forced (particularly when lines like “Ah
Darque  Dreamer
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cinderella Necromancer is a gruesome retelling, perfect for lovers of the macabre! It is both unique, and full of details from the original tale. This one is a true classic in its own, horrifying way.

Cinderella Necromancer was such a dark, gritty, gruesome tale, and I LOVED it! This one is such a unique retelling compared to others I’ve read. I loved the horrific details in the story and the terrifying plot twists. Who would have thought that such a cute fairy tale could be turned in to somethin
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, 2018
*I was provided a copy of both books in this series in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

I spent a weekend of my life reading these two books because I was supposed to write a review for the Cinderella’s Inferno blog tour, and I somehow have shockingly little to say about them. However I still feel obligated to review them, so here we go.

Let’s start with the world building. I still have no idea where this series is set. I figured it was in some fantasy world that hadn’t been
( I received this book free in exchange for my honest review )

This dark tale on a old classic isn't something you should pass up! I love retellings, and though Cinderella's isn't one of my favourite fairy tales, I was entrance with this read from the first page until the last!

This isn't your normal retelling. It's dark, twisted and a little frightening. We are taken down a different; what if rout, and in this story Ella isn't the perfect sweet girl form disney. She is relatable, she's flawed
Diana Bawn
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books you stay up all night to finish. It is a Cinderella retelling with magic, evil spirits, and necromancy. My first impressions were 1) wow this is pretty dark and 2) I'm not sure if I really like Ellison. That being said, she grew on me quickly, changing from a sort-of spoiled rich girl to a bad-ass-take-no-crap character when the situation called for it. Obviously your vapid Disney Cinderella isn't going to open an ancient grimoire and call forth spirits to do her biddi ...more
Breeana Shields
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is such a deliciously creepy, unique twist on the original Cinderella story. Ellison is an empowered and compelling heroine, she’s willing to do anything for her younger brother and she has to do it on her own—there’s no fairy godmother in sight to rescue her. The supporting characters are fantastic too—well-drawn and compelling. I especially loved Willem. And though the plot follows the story of Cinderella, I never found it predictable. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out wha ...more
Katie Nelson
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark, atmospheric and totally mesmerizing!

This is a reimagining of Cinderella unlike any I'd read before. Ella is the perfect heroine: she is witty and spunky but she also cares deeply about her family, especially her brother. Unlike other Cinderella stories, which rely on a fairy godmother to save the heroine, Ella has to save herself. She uses magic to help her brother and herself.

I loved the prince and the slow unfolding of his story as well. I never thought this book was predictable, and I c
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book made the most perfect hate read. It was so ridiculous it was entertaining like Batman & Robin and Birdemic.
Nikki LeClair
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As usual, I try to keep my reviews as spoiler free as possible and with this book, it's going to be SO hard!
First off, let me start with saying I don't read YA because I generally don't like the genre. BUT I adore Grimm fairy tales and Hans Christian Anderson, so this peeked my interest incredibly. I was not disappointed. I enjoy a darker tale and am a fan of urban fantasy so I was excited.
This story was incredible, not only was it well written and easy to read, but the imaginative retelling wa
Angi Burns ~Rabid Readers Book Blog
Cinderella Necromancer by F.M. Boughan
Reviewed by Angi

So yea...retelling of a yet another fairytale right? Sooo very wrong. On...So…. Many….Levels!

This is dark and twisty and not in a Merideth Grey kind of way if you know what I mean.

At first i thought that it was going to be same ole same ole, started out mom dead, introduce evil step mom and bratty evils step sisters.

Then hello secret passageway...secret book...secret key dad snuck to her. Add a curious Prince who pops up randomly, an ill
Rebecca Stalnaker
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
it's Cinderella as a dark witch, what more do you need to know?! be sure to look for my full review coming soon to blog Book Review Becca ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
***Disclosure: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.***

What’s Good: How about the opening line for starters- “Blood. The blood of my enemies drips down my forearms, fleeing the confines of the spaces between my fingers, traveling toward freedom on the cold, stone floor.” Got your attention, yet?

This is a very imaginative twist on the fairytale. Everything old is new again in this one. There’s a few homages to the classic version of the tale, but ain’t no fairy godmothers floating aro
Hannah Michaels
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free ebook in exchange for my honest review.

I am so over retellings, but I LOVED this imaginative twist on Cinderella. It's dark, engaging, and truly an unexpected version of the timeless classic. Instead of a fairy godmother, Ellison takes matters into her own hands and summons demons to do her bidding at the risk of losing that which she loves. The horrible step sisters invoked this insanely strong feeling of anger as they were just so, so awful. I wanted to gouge their eyes out,
Andria Henry
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
F.M. Boughan's debut novel hits right on the mark. The story dives into action and intrigue immediately and never lets up. The characters are compelling and beguiling. This isn't just another retelling of the classic Cinderella, but a complete reimagining of the heroine and the fate that befalls her. 'Ella' is clever, funny, and exudes the inner strength that most of us only wish we had. Still, her character is relatable and endearing. The story takes a decidedly dark turn into the world of the ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cinderella… Cinderella…

Did you know that the first or let’s say, the oldest known version – around 7 BC - of Cinderella is, in fact, the story of a Greek courtesan from Egypt (Rhodopis was her name) whose sandal was stolen by an eagle and carried to the king? Mesmerized by the beauty of the sandal and by the oddity of the event, the king sent his men to find the owner, and, at the end, the king married Rhodopis.

So, from Strabo (yes, the Strabo in his Geographica), via Aelian (a Roman orator) a
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F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.

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