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In The Lady Raven, Rebecca Henry tells the tale of Zezolla, a little princess abandoned by her father into the hands of her evil stepmother and wicked stepsisters. A familiar fairy tale you may think but all is not as it appears. The reader is soon drawn into a web of witchcraft, lies and deceit, and gradually realises that this is no typical fairy tale but a dark and maca ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published November 30th 2017 by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
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Audra Watts
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Cleanliness: Trash (4+ Curse Words. Other content: kissing, adultery, multiple graphic murders, graphic injuries, multiple scenes of implied sex, witchcraft, abuse, and death.)

3.5 stars

The Lady Raven is a dark, twisted, bloody book filled with witchcraft, royals, and murder that follows the story of a witch named Cinderella. Yes, you read that right. Although the beginning definitely doesn't seem like it, this story is a retelling of a classic. It is a ver
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Anthony
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

The classic tale of Cinderella takes a very dark turn in author Rebecca Henry’s The Lady Raven: A Dark Cinderella Tale. Here is the synopsis.

The Synopsis

In The Lady Raven, Rebecca Henry tells the tale of Zezolla, a little princess abandoned by her father into the hands of her evil stepmother and wicked stepsisters. A familiar fairy tale you may think but all is not as it appears. The reader is
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Sérine Choixseul
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked this retelling of cinderella story, i enjoyed every word, every dailogue, every page of it .

The Lady Raven follows the classic story of Cinderella: littel princesse "Zezolla", her mother is murdered... an evil stepmother, a wicked stepsisters...
Zezolla is treated with cruelty, neglected, and left to serve in her own castle. The only friends she has are her beloved raven and her pet wolf.

i liked that i didn't feel like reading a cinderella story,but more in a royal univers.Though it clear
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Doris
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Lady Raven is not your everyday telling of Cinderella. There are aspects that will indeed come through, however this tale... is more of the darker side of the story.
Zezolla is shown the worst side of most people and this is a story of how can she overcome all the cruelty.
I found this to be an engaging read, having a strong knowledge of several re-tellings, this one completely stands out. The story is very easy to follow while still drawing the reader in.You HAVE to know what is coming next!!
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Anie
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Lady Raven is a Cinderella retelling, but with a twist. It follows the basic storyline, but the story is so much more. Full of betrayal, murder, and magic. it's the story of Zezolla, who despite everything that happens to her, stays good. After her mother is murdered, her father remarries. But the marriage is short lived. Not long after he gets marries again, by her governess who Zezolla trusted, but is not who she seems. Life gets even more difficult for h
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Nicki Markus
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I struggled a little deciding how to rate The Lady Raven. On the plus side, this is an interesting, dark retelling of the familiar Cinderella story. I liked many of Henry's changes and additions, and the pacing of the piece worked okay. What let this book down, though, was the prose. It needed a thorough edit, as there were constant instances of incorrect punctuation, repetition, and stilted dialogue. They were on every page, making them impossible to ignore, and it was therefore hard to sink in ...more
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Rebecca Henry is a newly published author. Her debut novel is The Lady Raven, A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017. The Lady Raven, is for those who have an affinity for fairy tales retold with a link to witches, magic and the macabre. Her second novel, Louisiana Latte, a chick lit comedy was released February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte, is a feel good comedy that focuses on the bon ...more