Many of us know the story of Cinderella that we have come to love. How she lost her glass slipper, but the prince is able to find her by letting her try it on. But this book begs the question...what if she never tried on the glass slipper? In this alternate take on Cinderella's magical story, the author decides to tell a tale of what would have happened if Lady Tremaine had locked Cinderella in her room and never tried on the slipper. Cinderella has the best night of her life at the ball. She dances with the prince for hours and even is able to see a secret garden with him. But Cinderella must rush home before midnight, unable to tell the prince who she is but leaving behind one glass slipper. But when the Grand Duke comes with the glass slipper to Lady Tramaine's home, the cruel stepmother locks Cinderella away, so for her not to try on the slipper. After missing the opportunity to find her true love, the prince Charles, Cinderella sets out to find a new life for herself, one far away from Lady Tremaine's cruelty. As luck would have it, Cinderella lands a job in a place she never thought she would step foot in again, the Palace. In the Palace, Cinderella takes care of the king's visiting sister, Duchess Genevieve. But as Cinderella begins to get settled in her new life, working for the Duchess, Cinderella catches wind of a mass conspiracy against the king and ultimately, the prince. On top of all that, Cinderella is determined to return magic back to Aurelias, once and for all. With the help of unlikely friends, Cinderella must stop the conspiracy before it is too late. And in the process, will she able to convince Prince Charles that she is the "mystery princess"? Love doesn't even begin to describe the amount of fondness I have for this book. Not many books that I read for the first time become my favorite book but this one really did. I was captivated from the first sentence and was enthralled with the magic of the whole book, from start to finish. The fairytale romance was the sweetest part. The author was able to beautifully display the love Prince Charles and Cinderella had for each other. This book truly did keep you on the edge of your seat. Every chapter was a cliff-hanger, making it even harder to part with it. I would strongly suggest this book to anyone looking a reimagined fairytale romance story. Happy reading!!
So This is Love: A Twisted Tale
By Elizabeth Lim
Book Reviews (5)
This book was so good! It was a mixed-up story of what we usually know of Cinderella's story! With the twist, this book Is really good and I recommend the other books in this series that have the mixed tale of beauty and the beast, snow white, and sleeping beauty!
This book really kept me on the edge of my seat! I love how much more adventure it really has than the original Cinderella story. I liked it a lot, and absolutely recommend it!
This is a good and interesting book and a good idea of an alternate story. I actually prefer it to the original Cinderella fairytale because it has a more interesting plot line and a bit more adventure which I like. I was hesitant to read it at first because it was very different to what I usually read which is action adventure but I am very glad I did.
Cinderella was there that night at the ball. She should be the one trying on the glass slipper. But she isn't. Her evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine, locks her up in a cupboard while the Grand Duke comes. Tired of Cinderella living with them, Lady Tremaine sends Cinderella off to a place where she will be traded as a maid. Unable to put up with this idea, Cinderella escapes and finds herself along the streets of the Kingdom. Befriending a kind seamstress, Cinderella expects to get a job in the castle as a seamstress. Instead, the Grand Duke places her with a difficult task: serving the king's sister, a annoyable duchess. But the duchess might not be the bad one in this story. The Grand Duke is offly suspicious, and he seems to be trying to take the king and prince out of power! Can Cinderella reunite with her true love, the prince, and help stop the Duke's plans?