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EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO BURN
We all know the story. Cinderella's father remarries. She gets a shitty new family. He dies in a tragic accident and she is forced into a life of servitude.
But what happens when Ella's father is murdered and she's sold to the Romans? What she meets a dark fae who tempts her to embrace the darkness in her heart? When he shows her the fire she was born with and coaxes those powers to light? What happens when he tells her that she doesn't need a prince.
She needs a crown.
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
I'm really not sure I liked this book, and mostly cos I did not get the ending, it made little sense to me!
It's a dark book, certainly. There is (but not detailed) reference to child abuse, both physical and sexual. It's there, you know? Ella talks about what happens to her, but we don't get it all. There is bloodshed, and a lot of it at the beginning and the end.
Only Ella has a say, so it made the perplexing ending a little more so. Daman is given a voice in the epilogue though.
Ella voice is strong though, and even what she went through, she manages to get her revenge.
What Ella does say is well written, and well delivered. I finished it, so for that reason. . .
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Miranda Grant has cycled three thousand miles up the Rocky Mountains on a tandem bike, launched herself off a cliff to go soar under a giant piece of thin fabric, and has stared down a mamma grizzly and her cub without losing a single limb. A true believer in that life is too short to waste away, she has a comprehensive bucket list and becoming a successful writer is just the next item on it. She defines success as not how much money she makes or how wide of an audience she captivates. To her, it's defined by transporting her readers into a new world and have them fall in love with its occupants. If she can do that, then this item is done. Though that is not to say her writing will be.