So I’ll be honest, I never knew that the original Grimm fairytale of Cinderella involved the stepsisters cutting off part of their feet in order to make the glass slipper fit. So when this book started off that way, it was quite a bit of a shock.
I started off hesitant while reading this book. I had a hard time reconciling it with the Disney version of Cinderella that everyone knows. But I’m glad I kept going. Watching Isabell grow into the woman that she was meant to be and not the woman that her mother wanted her to be, which is inspiring. It was incredible to watch her rise up against her circumstances and turn her life around into the future that she had always wanted and had buried so deep inside for so long.
I truly hope this author has more books that are similar to this one!
“…being brave doesn’t mean that you aren’t afraid of anything. Just that the fear doesn’t stop you from fighting for something you believe in.”
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review: 🌟🌟🌟 Thank you, NetGalley!
When the book started, I immediately thought…okay, another dystopian end-of-world type of book. And while, yes this is a good way to classify it, it was also different than others that I have read. I loved the way the Gifted’s Gifts worked and how their gifts could vary from person to person, even within the skill they had.
I would have loved to have more descriptions of the action scenes. There would be fantastic build up and then all of a sudden, it was over. I was very underwhelmed by the climaxes of the book, I would have loved more action and more descriptions of the action scenes rather than a couple paragraphs.
The book left me with a lot of questions on what actually happened because of this. I’m hoping the author will write more books that clarify some of these events more.
The book was an engaging and quick read and overall, I enjoyed it.