Title: Cinderella Necromancer
Author: F.M. Boughan
Genre: Young Adult
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Release Date: September 5, 2017
Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts.
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters.
When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom.
Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy.
Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival where she might see him once more.
But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince again? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she’s ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother? And what if she actually liked watching her stepmother suffer?
As Ellison’s power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, it becomes harder to tell whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.
CINDERELLA NECROMANCER is CINDER meets ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.
I love fairy tale retellings. The Cinderella tale has been told so many times so it’s hard to find a unique perspective but I loved this one. It’s very original.
Ella narrates the story. She speaks in an old fashioned style, so it seems like the story really is happening centuries ago.
I liked the addition of Ella’s brother. I haven’t read a version where she has siblings. This demonstrates her protective side, and gave her a reason to stay home from the ball.
I also really liked that Ella uses spells to solve her problems, rather than having a fairy godmother do everything for her. She brings about her own destiny, making her a stronger character than she is typically portrayed. She also has to deal with the consequences of her spells on her own.
This story is so much more than the original love story. There is love, but not the kind that is expected in a Cinderella story. It is a great adaptation of Cinderella that I highly recommend.
About the Author:
F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.
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