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From the moment Cindra is born, misshapen and ill-formed in face and body, her beautiful mother hides her away, allowing the world to see only her other three perfect children. Cindra, raised by an aged nurse and assigned humble duties in the kitchen, receives little affection and plenty of abuse from both her mother and sisters. Starved for beauty, she longs most of all f ...more
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Published July 25th 2018 by The Wild Rose Press
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Robyn
Jul 31, 2018 added it
We have all heard the tales about Cinderella. None of it is true. Here lies the real story. Cindra was born weak, ugly and deformed. Her mother despised her and wished her dead. Cindra was kept hidden away from people as her mother said she was so ugly no one would ever want to be near her. Her mother only boasted about her other three perfect children. In this story, Cinder has 2 beautiful sisters, but she also has a brother, Robin. Cinder’s father was always kind to her, but he bowed under the ...more
Lauren
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Y'all this book broke my heart at first... Cinder was born wrong and her beautiful mother hid her. There is so much meanness and selfishness in this book it broke my heart. Thank goodness for her brother taking her in when he marries even though Cinder was scared she's not used to branching out!!! But change is coming and she's gotta role with it. This is sure not your typical fairy tale its gritty and raw. Cinder becomes a amazing helpful person.
Rmsooon
Jul 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ive read " cinder-ugly " i thought it was something else ,, it was all about war so no not my type ,, i gave it 1.5 out of 5 stars only for the idea
Rebecca Austin
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-magic
Cindra Bulgar has been cast out and hidden from her mother from the time she was born as she was not "perfect". She has lived her life in the shadows of her older brother Robin and two older sisters Nelissa and Bethessa. Her sisters and mother are cruel and call her Cinder-Ugly and they treat her as a member of their staff and not their family.

When Cindra drops a tray of food which splashes the Prince and the Queen she knows she is going to be punished severely. Her brother promises
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Connie Fischer
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cindra is the youngest of three girls and one boy. Her older sisters are beautiful and her brother is very handsome. When Cindra was born, it was a very difficult delivery for her mother and the baby girl was deformed in some ways. She had wide shoulders, large hands, and other features more masculine than feminine. Ignored by her mother and raised by her nurse, her sisters nicknamed her Cinder-Ugly, but her brother, Robin, was very kind to her. She was not allowed to socialize with the rest of ...more
Elle Schroder
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's obvious from the title that this book not only has the classic Cinderella 'rags to riches' trope but is indeed a retelling of the Cinderella story.

The story is not written the way I have come to expect from modern stories, even those set in historical eras, but I was quickly absorbed by the story and the characters, and that sense of narrative, of the story being told to the reader rather than the story playing out in front of us, gave it a real sense of fairy tale that it would
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Lady Elizabeth
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Rating: 5 Stars

New author for me and I have to say this was one of the best Cinderella retellings I've ever read.

Cindra is the youngest of three sisters and was born with defects that her mother can't even tolerate for a second. She was raised by an old nurse and starved for affection all her life so when love comes her way she had to fight.

I think this was a very clever and new way of telling the Cinderella story that most people know by heart. The fact that it wa
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Sharon Simpson
Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Book provided by Net Galley in exchange for a honest review.

Cinder-Ugly was a good retelling of the classic Cinderella story.

Blurb from publisher:

"From the moment Cindra is born, misshapen and ill-formed in face and body, her beautiful mother hides her away, allowing the world to see only her other three perfect children. Cindra, raised by an aged nurse and assigned humble duties in the kitchen, receives little affection and plenty of abuse from both her mother and siste
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Wendy
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Re-tellings of fairy tales is always tricky. However, the blurb of Cinder-Ugly got me intrigued. This was a total different version of the truth: Cindra was born as one of four children. Whereas her brother and sisters are beautiful like their mother, Cindra is born deformed. Hence the nickname Cinder-Ugly. Her mother despises her looks and she hides her daughter from the outside world. It is a heartbreaking story and at a certain point I wasn't sure I wanted to continue because it was so sad. H ...more
Sandra Dailey
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fairytale like none you’ve read before. It takes the Cinderella story and changes it into a full-length book an adult could actually imagine happening so long ago.
This author displays extraordinary talent in characters, setting, plotting, voice, and just wild imagination. She may become one of my release-day-have-to-have-it favorites. Congratulations, Laura Strickland, on an awesome book!
Angela
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book! Didn’t take long to read, because it was such a great book. I couldn’t put it down, but had to, at times. It’s full of all different genres, mostly romance, but good and clean romance. But there’s action, as well. But I just loved it. Would recommend to everyone.
Thank you to #NetGalley and the publishers of #Cinder-Ugly for the opportunity to read and review. My views are my own.
poppy
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
This was a must read for me I am a huge fan of adult fairy tales and this one was so good. It is not all sweetness and light and my heart just broke at times it is a wonderful read but is also very emotional. I was completely pulled into this one and just could not put it down. A super read I would recommend it.
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Based on the tale of Cinderella, “Cinder-Ugly” is a masterful spin on an old tale.

Read full review in the 2018 holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Linda Luz
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Me gustó.♥
S.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adored this book!! A different and more realistic spin on a classic tale that pulls on your heartstrings!! Love this book!!
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Born and raised in Western New York, Laura Strickland has pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic and music, all reflected in her writing. She has made pilgrimages to both Newfoundland and Scotland in the company of her daughter, but is usually happiest at home not far from Lake Ontario, with her husband and her "fur" child, a rescue dog. Author of Scottish romances Devil Black, His Wick ...more
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