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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.

©2015 Anita Valle (P)2016 Anita Valle

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  • Anna
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • 08-05-16

A fun and dark version of a classic with a lesson

This was a very enjoyable listen. Short and fast paced,the story flew by to quickly. :) I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys the darker side of fairytales . Be wary of the wishes your heart makes.
The narrator was good ,if not quite what I'm used to,and added to the enjoyment of the story.

I may listen to more of this series, but it's a lot shorter than I like to spend my credits on.

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Interesting twist

An interesting twist to a classic tale that makes you wonder about the "wonder" that is a certain company who has a tendency to turn light tales that are dark. Not saying I don't like such tales, but if you're looking for a tale that is more a long the lines of the original tales this is it. You will pity the characters. You will love them. You will hate them and you will wonder what would have happened had the other tales been like this one.
Well worth the read/listen. Caitlin does a very good job of telling the tale with just enough inflection to understand the feelings and changes in mood. Anita has done a splendid job on this retelling and in some ways inspired me to consider a darker side to other tales that I haven't thought about for some time now. :) good job.

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No Protagonist

There are no protagonists. I kept waiting. I saw the book through to the end. But without a good guy it feels lacking.

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PERFECT!

Well written and very well executed. Fast moving and full of creative fun, from beginning to end. Marvelous twist on the original Cinderella tale. More realistic too and, who knows, maybe this is how things really went down in the old magical kingdom! I don’t think I paid very much for this audiobook but, whatever it was, it was definitely worth it. This is my first audiobook by this author but I plan to check out some of her others as well. Well done!!

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Pleasantly surprising

I enjoy that for the hero is a evil and a background of how the evil queen came into play I enjoy the most that the prince was not the good guy. And just because it is a fairy tail means it should have a happy ending thanks for that

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Twisted!

So it was obvious that this novella would put a spin on the traditional story. I was expecting it to simply make everything happen the opposite way of the original story. However, Anita Valle makes the characters fluctuate between good and bad decisions. It's not until the very end that you realize the twist hasn't truly been revealed.

I think this was a cute story. I'd recommend it if you're between books and need a quickie to keep you going.

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Playful Twist on an old Classic

This was great for a short trip as it was a quick story and it was a great twist on an old classic. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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Short but good

Surprisingly short and dark but I loved it! More of a brothers grim version a little more realish. I enjoyed it and plan to listen to the next one right away!

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amazing

the reader is amazing and captures the spirit if the book and the characters a.

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Interesting Twist on a Classic

Sinful Cinderella is quite a departure from the original story that is so known and loved. While the story was good and the characters were well-developed, I found myself having a hard time with the darkness in both Cinderella and the Prince. It wasn't particularly because of the moral issue at hand (especially the prince) but more because it was so disappointing that those characters had evil traits! I found Cinderella to be far too vain and narcissistic and the Prince was just unlikeable from his first word to her. I'm anxious to see where the author goes with the next book.

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  • Ellena
  • 12-20-17

Dark Twist and Loving it

I love this book its still Cinderella as we now and love bit its got the dark twists that capture you and make you want to keep reading.

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  • Trina H
  • 08-08-18

Different view of Cinderella

Love this retelling of a well known fairytale and I also like the way it leads into another one.