• The Shadow in the Glass

  • By: JJA Harwood
  • Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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The Shadow in the Glass

By: JJA Harwood
Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
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Publisher's Summary

A deliciously gothic story of wishes and curses - a new dark fairy tale set against a Victorian backdrop full of lace and smoke. 

Once upon a time, Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid. 

Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in the library she isn’t permitted to enter. 

One night, among her beloved books of far-off lands, Ella’s wishes are answered. At the stroke of midnight, a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life: seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases. But each wish comes at a price, and Ella must to decide whether it’s one she’s willing to pay....

A smouldering, terrifying new spin on Cinderella - perfect for fans of Laura Purcell and Erin Morgenstern. 

©2021 JJA Harwood (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A gothic twist on Cinderella that is truly exquisite. Chilling and beautiful - I devoured it in one sitting." (Katie Lowe, best-selling author)

"Deliciously dark." (Woman Magazine)

"A thought-provoking take on a classic." (SFX)

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Who doesn’t like a good/dark fairytale?

The story was very enjoyable and kept my attention with twists and turns! Great narration!

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Terrible

This story drags on and on and then comes to the climax and ends. Leaves you feeling like you wasted your time.

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Very slow plot-wise

The premise was very interesting, but I felt like there was a lot of unnecessary filler that slowed the pace of the book. I was bored.

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Great read!

If you are looking for something unlike the typical fairy tale, this is it! well written and narrated, with an ending that, to me, was quite fitting. I won't spoil it, but this is a DARK fairy tale, after all!

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Would Recommend!!!!

Loved it! However, there are triggering topics in it. I would recommend this book 100%!

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very whiney

narrator was good. I found the main character to be very whiney and unrelatable.

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Disappointed

it seems as if the author was rushed to end the book. sloppy ending. sadly it was a good book. wish I had known as it was a disappointment.

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  • Natasha Ely
  • 06-23-22

Excellent and gripping

I loved this story as it takes you on a roller coaster of emotions from sadness, pity to horror.

It is an unexpected tale that will stay with you and I both dreaded and couldn't wait for the end.

No spoilers as it is a story you should experience with no expectations and enjoy every single word!

Loved the performance, really lovely voice to listen to, well executed and perfect for this book!