“After their father’s disappearance, Cinder leaves home for a servant job at the castle. But it isn’t long before her sister Ella is brought to the castle herself—the most dangerous place in the entire kingdom for both her and Cinder. Cinder and Ella is a Cinderella story like no other and one you’ll never forget.”
Have you ever noticed in the reading of old fairy tales there is a certain cadence and rhythm to the words that seem to take you away to another time and place. It’s hard to recreate and yet somehow Melissa Lemon has done it with Cinder and Ella.
Imaginative and creative this spin on the original tale will leave you appreciating what can be done to a cherished classic by a talented author. This will be like no other Cinderella tale you have ever heard. Don’t look for the fairy God Mother to pop up with a magical carriage but do expect a certain level of magic. Perhaps one even deeper and more meaningful than those you may have been told of in the past….perhaps even as deep as the roots of the oldest trees.
Oh and did I mention Cinderella is actually two different people? A plethora of changes backed by solid and talented writing has brought forth a new twist on an old classic for a new generation. A spin definitely worth taking a look at again.
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