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Book Review – Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle

Series: Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series, #1
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Pages: 158
Published: September 30, 2015
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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.


First of, I wasn’t supposed to read this book that day. I was browsing for a suspense/thriller book in my Kindle and I accidentally clicked this story and added it to my “currently reading” shelf in goodreads. I was instantly charmed by its prologue and find the cover quite intriguing, so I just said, why not?

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 guessed what I mean 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 lady 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 latter, it added some quite interesting twist about why she is letting them order her around like their maid. At first, I was kinda confused yet is making my interest level spiked high about the “white magic” this book mentioned.

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 in this story, 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 of 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 is small? This book has all the answer, deym! Even the fairy godmother, which turned out to be a surprise. 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 be a total bummer so I’m not gonna mention about the Prince, haha. But this one, I can’t avoid not to mention because “this” just makes this story 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 ending and I really detest cliff hangers especially if it’s in series, but this time, it’s different. I love happy ending and I was really expecting it from this book, I thought Cinderella will be good again and so on and so forth but it didn’t happen. That just proves that this story is unpredictable. I can’t really believe I’ll love this story even without the happy ending that I have been expecting. But the ending of this story would really leaves you wanting for more.

Until now, I still can’t believe it’s only 158 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, this absolutely wouldn’t be my last *wink.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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