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Book Review – Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle | Blushing Geek

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
Series: Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series, #1
Published: September 30, 2015 by Createspace
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 156
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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And you thought the stepsisters were wicked….

I’m not who they think I am. A docile girl who meekly obeys her stepmother and stepsisters. Some kind of sick angel who cheerfully bears their mistreatment. That’s what I WANT them to think. Because then they won’t suspect what I’m really up to.

The ball, the prince – it’s all part of my plan to come out on top. Stepmother and her demented daughters will pay for every floor I have scoured, every sneer I have borne. They don’t know about the white magic, how I use it to enhance myself. They can’t see that my heart is black as midnight, rotten as a poisoned apple.

They’re about to find out.


Like the previous book that I’ve read, which was the Frog Prince by Jenni James, this story is also a foretold story. Well, you can obviously guess that already because of the title eh? One reason why I decided to purchase this book from Amazon was the exciting idea of Cinderella being bad. Well, we all know Cinderella as a good and beautiful woman that was mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, so you can’t really blame me *wink.

Just like Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm, this story also started with Cinderella being mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, but unlike the later, it added some quite interesting twists about why she is letting them order her around like their maid.

Of all the Disney princesses, Cinderella is my favorite. I may not know much about other princesses’ stories, but I know Cinderella well enough. So when this story added some intriguing twists, my whole reading experience became more wonderful. I love how this story is so easy to read because unlike the other foretold story that I’ve read before, this one comprises very easy to comprehend terms, so you wouldn’t be needing any help from your ever reliable dictionary.

All the twists and turns hold up and I love how it somewhat answered my questions on the Brothers Grimm’s Cinderella. Like why on earth her feet are small? This book has all the answers, deym! Even the fairy godmother, which turned out to be a surprise. There’s also very few characters, so they’re all easy to keep track of.

I really love Cinderella and Prince Charming, but deym! I can’t believe how the author twisted this story. I don’t really want to drop some spoilers so I’m not gonna mention the Prince, haha. But this one, I can’t avoid not to mention because “this” just makes this story even more interesting. And what’s that? Well, Snow White’s here, and I can’t really wait to read the second book!

I always love happy endings and I really detest cliff hangers especially if it’s in series, but this time, it’s different. I love the happy ending and I was really expecting it from this book. I can’t really believe I’ll love this story even without the happy ending that I have been expecting it to have. But the ending of this story would really leave you wanting for more. 

Until now, I still can’t believe it’s only 156 pages! Like what?! This story really made me feel like I am reading a longer book.

This was my first time reading a book from the author so I was quite surprised. That said, it absolutely wouldn’t be my last *wink.

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7 years ago

I love retellings that really make the story their own. Sounds right up my alley 🙂

7 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

yep, and I’m sure you’ll love this story too

7 years ago

Oh wow. From your review I wasn’t expecting it to be 158 pages. I thought it was a much longer book. There’s so much detail and twists to the story that I could see how it would feel much longer than it was.

7 years ago
Reply to  Kristin

Absolutely! I can’t even believe it’s that short after reading it

Lily B
7 years ago

oh wow.. it’s like a dark version of the princess , color me intrigued. Now I need to find it.

7 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

It’s currently free for Kindle in Amazon 🙂

7 years ago

Love when books can surprise you like this one did!

7 years ago
Reply to  kindlemom1

Yes, that’s absolutely right. Makes a whole reading experience more worth it,

ioanna tsap
7 years ago

I am so intrigued now! I just added it to my TBR list!

7 years ago
Reply to  ioanna tsap

Oh wow, that’s great to hear! I am so excited for you to finally read it 🙂

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