Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan is the first in a YA Fantasy series featuring none other than Cinderella!
“Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her mean daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her freedom. Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy.
Stumbling into a chance meeting of Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival. But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince once more? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother?
As Ellison’s power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, she will have to decide whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.“
Remember the movie Ever After with Drew Barrymore?? For me, this book was set in the era of the movie with the vibe of her character and the step-mother’s VERY annoying commands.
I wouldn’t say that this book is a complete re-telling of Cinderella. There are a lot darker, magic components to this YA twist. I really enjoyed it!
The characters are well written as they make you involved with the plot and feel the conflict behind them. There are a few twists and turns throughout that I didn’t see coming which led me to fly through this one in only a few sittings.
I give this first book a 4 out of 5 stars! I loved the uniqueness of the re-telling with the darkness of the story. There is a lighter relationship that balances out the adventure. The ending felt satisfactory, but of course, there is a sequel out now!
Stay tuned very soon for my review of Book 2: Cinderella Inferno.
Published: 5 September 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Re-Tellings
How I Read It: eBook from Chapter by Chapter Tours
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through the Tour Host in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
Stay tuned for more book reviews every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday! You can subscribe below for instant links to each of my posts and help share the love of YA!
Until next time..