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So This is Love

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  3,925 ratings  ·  636 reviews
What if Cinderella never tried on the glass slipper?

Unable to prove that she's the missing princess, and unable to bear life under Lady Tremaine any longer, Cinderella starts work at the palace as a seamstress. However, when Cinderella finds herself witness to a grand conspiracy to take the king - and the prince - out of power, she is faced with questions of love and loyal
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 7th 2020 by Disney-Hyperion
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Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
This was lovely?

It’s more juvenile in comparison to the YA books I’m used to reading. I suppose if I read this when I was still a 12 or 13 year old girl obsessed with prince and princesses and barbie films, I would love this book.

I’m not sure what the right adjective is, but it felt like someone was recounting some magical story to me instead of me immersing myself deep into the world of this book and feeling like I was experiencing the events myself.

Geez, what am I even talking about?

The court

I didn't even know this was happening. This is amazing, wonderful, magical news!!!

Now, if only my fairy godmother could conjure me up a copy.

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Apr 10, 2020 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: middle-grade, fantasy
this title is what I muttered when I got my first library card

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So This is Love is the ninth book in the A Twisted Tale series and it is written by author Elizabeth Lim. I love the idea behind the A twisted tale series. Each of the books takes a different, and often times darker, spin on a classic Disney story. They are written by different authors and they can be read as standalone novels, but they are all so much fun that I would recommend reading them all. So This is Love is a twist based on Disney’s Cinderella. So This is Love takes the original Cinderel ...more
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Twisted Tales book I've read and I absolutely loved it. It has the charm and magic of the classic story, but fleshed out with more characters and twists. I really enjoyed learning more about the prince. I always wished he played a bigger part in the story. Now he does! This has been a delightful retelling and I'm excited to read other books in the series. ...more
Elizabeth Lim write every book ever challenge
"𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑪𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 — 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆"

Well it has been an amazing journey. You know that one book which you start reading with an expectation of hating it? Well I thought I'm going to hate this one. Turned out 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 I was totally 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠.

Here Cinderella never tried the glass slippers so the Prince never stopped looking for her.
And so far it has been horrible for duke Ferdinand.
I'll let you imag
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
2.5 stars this one was a LET DOWN considering I loved Elizabeth lims mulan retelling and expected so much more from her. This one was boring and followed a traditional plotline of a villain who makes it really hard for these two to be together in the end. Bleh.
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm one of those people who gets furious when people DARE to say that Cinderella was a stupid damsel in distress just "wishing for a prince to solve her problems" when NOT ONCE DOES SHE WISH FOR A PRINCE AND SHE ALSO DOESN'T WISH TO BE SAVED! It feels like attacking my beloved tale of Cinderella, a tale about kindness and forgiveness as strengths, where patience gets rewarded and where a girl gets her happy ending BECAUSE she never asked for one and because she never wished harm on others. It al ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, quarantine
This was a great twisted take book! But it was a tad bit predictable. I could tell what the “plot twists” were going to be pretty early on, but nevertheless I enjoyed “So This is Love”.
I loved Genevieve, and she is my favorite character in this book (aside from Bruno). I was a little disappointed though that Jaq and Gus weren’t in the book, as well as Lucifer.

Also I have mixed feelings about the ending. Cinderella and Charles have only know each other for probably a month, and there already ge
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm surprised by how much I loved this book. I knew I would like it, Cinderella retellings are my absolute favorite retellings, but I didn't realize how much I would love this book. It takes everything I love about the original movie and expands upon it. The characters and romance are more fleshed out and I just loved how Cinderella acknowledged that a man wasn't the solution to all her problems. If she wanted a better life, she would craft one for herself instead of waiting for a man to come al ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Oh I loved this book 💙

Cinderella is my favourite Disney Princess so I was very excited to get this one. And it was everything that I hoped it would be and more. Ow my daughter can have it, mum was reading this one first!

This is a Twisted Tale of Cinderella.. what if she didn’t get to try on the glass slipper? What if her evil stepmother Lady Tremaine and mr stepsisters succeed in keeping her locked away when the royals came to try all the maidens in the land. Well this is that story.

In this Cin
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Freaking out!

Can't breathe.....(heh ooh eeh)

I am so excited! I have read four books in the series. I plan on reading Reflection (Mulan), Mirror Mirror(Snow White), Conceal Don't Fill ( Frozen), and the new Peter Pan retelling.

The other books were just such amazing retellings, I can only imagine how, So This Is Love, will turn out!

On reading list.
OH man I enjoyed that
Juliette Autumnbook
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

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Ah. What a breath of fresh air.
At long last, here's a Twisted Tale that doesn't sound like an elaborate fan fiction!!

Cinderella's new story was actually intriguing. I loved the court politics and how she actually made a life for herself, keeping the prince in the back of her mind as a dream instead of an obsession (which he could have become). Genevieve was an interesting character. Charles actually had a life in this book. However, it still doesn't explain why he couldn't just remember her face
David Angle
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I need this book to come out now. Trying to not read the plot. (I’ll read the twist for sure). But I’m very excited the Mulan writer is tackling Cinderella.

I did get Straight on Till Morning cuz I heard it does Wendy Darling’s character justice and treated with maturity. (I’m REALLY not into Frozen right now and really wish it actually had more in elements from the OG Hans Christian Anderson Tale).

But here’s a REALLY wild twist...but WHAT IF Enchanted got its own twisted tale? I LOVE Giselle an
ضحى الحداد
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars
I really enjoyed this new take on the tale of Cinderella where Magic barely had any role in the story, it's all about courage and kindness and love
this new take is about what if the prince never found Cinderella and she never tried on the glass slipper, she remains in the clutches of her step mother .. but hope comes from the most unexpected places, and it's up to Cinderella to save the King and the country from a worse evil

this series is very enjoyable specially if you are a Disney
Shireen Hakim
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved it! I love Cinderella!
This is my favourite Twisted Tale book.
An enjoyable read. Cinderella is still sweet and kind, but gains independence and self-confidence and a few friends. It's great to see her character develop and her interests grow towards her career and philanthropic goals, rather than just the prince.
Nhi ❤ Books
Another twisted tales! I'm again reminded why I liked these so much. I loved watching Disney movies growing up. To see the classic fairy tale of Cinderella be turned into a young-adult book, I just had to read it. My favorite character was probably the Duchess. She had such a good heart even if she doesn't show it. And a wise sense of humor, too. You'll see why once you read the book. Which I highly suggest you do!
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: may-2020-tbr
I loved this book so much these Twisted Tales never disappoint me ever the next one I read is always better than the last. I loved the characters so much especially Cinderella,Genevieve and of course the Prince Charles. I really loved Cinderella for her ability to adapt and her kindness and how forgiving she is I really loved her romance with Charles at first it was more of loving the idea of love. It then became such a wonderful romance once Charles realizes its her and to him it does not matt ...more
Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
Huge thanks to Disney Books and Big Honcho Media for the review copy! All thoughts are my own.


*Sighs* So This IS Love is such a charming read, I enjoyed every minute of it. It follows the same storyline as the animated Disney movie until the part where Cinderella is about to try the glass slipper, (which she doesn't get the chance to try it on) and that's where everything turns to chaos. And omg, I could picture the whole story in my mind's eye. Petition to make this book into a mo
Kayla TM
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this book. I love fairy tale retellings, but this one just didn’t do much for me. The characters are all rather flat. Cinderella is naive and rather passive for the majority of the book. The entirety of the storyline just seemed like a waste, waiting for something clever or particularly interesting to come along, and it just doesn’t happen. And then the ending is just so simple. Too simple. Not only that but it’s unbelievable or ridiculous at some points. I would’ve liked it if ...more
j o a n n a ☀️
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Definitely the best twisted tale book. I highly enjoyed this one!
✨ Aaron Jeffery ✨
3.5 ⭐️ This was a really fun and easy read! Can’t wait to read the other twisted tales.
Jana (HokuGirlReads)
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the Cinderella story I have been waiting for to fall in love with the characters and story! So good!
More review to come.
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Thank you Scholastic for this book in exchange for an honest review

Have to say it but this wasn’t my favourite one. While the twisted tales are meant to be a complete twist on what the original classic happens, I found that this doesn’t stray too far from the original tale (not the Disney version) but I kinda hoped for something a lot more…. Original? Possibly make this story a little darker? It could just be me that found the plot really predictable since
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok, took me a good hundred pages to get into this. The reason why, is because I went into it with the wrong mindset... I kept thinking 'it's SO unlike the original Disney movie!!' Then about 75 pages in, it hit me, that it's SUPPOSED to be unlike the original... It's a 'what-if-this-happened-instead' scenario!! Once I got that mindset, I really started to enjoy the story.

One thing I always worry about with fandom type books is that they're going to feel like bad fan fiction (it ha
A'fiani  Atiqah
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I gave this book a 4.5 🌟

It was thoroughly an enjoyable read for me! I didn’t know I would love it that much when I first started it.

The first thought that ran through my head was really wishing that the book won’t be teen-like, and it wasn’t! The author wrote in such a way that it still reminds you of the fairy tale that you know but adding more life to the characters. I love how she made Cinderella’s character to just a meek girl to someone more strong and resilient. Its refreshing to read and
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay, this was so sweet! I wasn't sure what exactly to expect from a twisted tale but I loved this one! It was exactly what I needed right now because I've been in a royalty/fairy tale mood lately and this really hit the spot. Even though it was a Cinderella story, it was something different from the original story that made it an interesting read, yet somehow kept a lot of the important aspects of Cinderella. Basically this was really good and I'm probably gonna read more of these twisted tales ...more
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Elizabeth Lim grew up on a hearty staple of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Her passion for storytelling began around age 10, when she started writing fanfics for Sailor Moon, Sweet Valley, and Star Wars, and posted them online to discover, "Wow, people actually read my stuff. And that's kinda cool!" But after one of her teachers told her she had "too much voice" in her essays, Elizabeth took a bre ...more

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“He'd seen how uncomfortable she'd looked being the center of attention. His aunt had told him how, when she'd asked Cinderella what she wished to wear for the ball, she'd replied, "Something blue. It was my mother's favorite color, and I wish with all my heart she could have met Charles and seen us together."
Other young women in the kingdom would have asked for a gown fit for a princess, for satin gloves rimmed with crystals, a tiara studded with rubies. Cinderella had asked for none of these things.
That was why he loved her. For the earnest way she thought of her words before she spoke, or how her eyebrows danced when she smiled, or how her voice became singsong when she teased him.
That was why he missed her.”
If I just have one dance... even if it's by myself, I'll be happy. I just want to remember what it's like to be free, to spin round and round under the moonlight. 2 likes
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