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Cindermaid by Laura Briggs
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it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult-fairytale

Made Some of My Favorite Reads in 2014 as My Favorite Fairy Tale Retold

The story told in the two books Charming and Cindermaid is the most amazing retelling of Cinderalla I have ever read. This is a gem. It falls into my Autumn of the Patriarch and Accursed category: Books that are just so different and unique they stand out as works unto themselves. Laura Briggs's writing style is distinct. If you're not fond of prose, how things are written, you might not enjoy this book. There's so much subtly and commitment in this retelling. Prince Charming's and Cinderella's story's are told with fantastic depth, and the psychology of both characters is intriguing. And it's all deliciously retold, with curses and mad houses, and... a fairy godmother whose first appearance as such is perhaps the most enchanting I've ever read.

Can you tell I l loved these books! They're long, over a 1000 pages together, I think. And you have to read them both. Because the intricate coming together of this Cinderella and Prince Charming and their happily ever after is just... Wow!

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Reading Progress

October 25, 2014 – Started Reading
October 25, 2014 – Shelved
October 30, 2014 – Finished Reading
November 1, 2014 – Shelved as: young-adult-fairytale

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