Cinder & Glass

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Cinder & Glass
Age Range
12+
Release Date
March 08, 2022
ISBN
978-0593326657
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1682. The king sends out an invitation to all the maidens in France: their presence is requested at a number of balls and events that will be held in honor of the dashing Prince Louis, who must choose a bride. - - - Cendrillon de Louvois has more grace, beauty, and charm than anyone else in France. While she was once the darling child of the king's favorite adviser, her father's death has turned her into the servant of her stepmother and cruel stepsisters--and at her own chateau, too! Cendrillon--now called Cinder--manages to evade her stepmother and attend the ball, where she catches the eye of the handsome Prince Louis and his younger brother Auguste. Even though Cendrillon has an immediate aversion to Louis, and a connection with Auguste, the only way to escape her stepmother is to compete with the other women at court for the Prince's hand. Soon, as Cendrillon glows closer to Auguste and dislikes the prince more and more, she will have to decide if she can bear losing the boy she loves in order to leave a life she hates.

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Will Cinder Fall for the Prince?
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
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What I liked:
Cinderella meets the selection in retelling a tale we all know and love. It has been written, adapted, and grown from the simple Disney tale of a poor girl turned into an enslaved person by the stepmother. She can arrive at a ball with the help of magic and is rescued by the prince. Cinder & Glass gives us yet another delightful spin on this tale. What if the girl did not choose the prince, even after a significant competition among 25 girls? Another great change to the story is the setting of 1700 France, with all the intrigue of the French court and the expectations of young ladies to go with it.
Final Verdict:
Cinder & Glass is a beautiful retelling, with French Court at Versailles, the hall of mirrors, and descriptions of the dress being a lovely accent. The changes to the tale are woven into the story and make it stand out as a unique retelling.
Audiobook Review:
The narrator has the perfect tone for the tale; I was thoroughly engaged as I listened to the tale unfolding. I laughed, cried, and was thrown for a loop with the outcome. The author did a fantastic job with this tale.
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