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Reserved yet resilient, Ella Blakeley lives with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, without hope of escape—until the day Prince Kenton announces a ball that changes everything. Even without mice, magic, or fairy godmothers, Ella might discover a life that’s better than she ever dreamed. This intricately woven twist on Cinderella is an enchanting book you won’t be able to put down.
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
When the description says you will not be able to put it down, it's true. I started late Friday evening, and went into the morning because I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book.
I love re-tellings when they are done well, and this one is done very well. Cinderella is one of my all time favorite stories, so I knew when I opened the book I was in for the long haul.
Ella, is such a sweet, loving, kind, hardworking, and compassionate character. She works all day to provide for her stepmother and horrible step sisters. Her best friend in the world is Will Hawkins. They grew up together, but when Ella's father died, her step mother fired most of the staff or just quit paying them so they left.
Will, is also an amazing character. He is humble, kind, hard working, and obviously handsome. His only real friend is Ella and although they don't spend much time together they obviously care for each other.
Will works at the Palace, and the Prince has just returned from travel and plans to have a ball to find his princess. He invites the whole kingdom, peasants, and royalty to attend.
We all knows what happens from there right? Well this one has a little spin on the ending, which I love more than anything.
This is such a fun read. I enjoyed every moment of this book. I cannot wait to read Ella's Will next! Stay tuned for my review on that one :).
Source: I bought this book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Content: CLEAN and wonderful!
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