Author: Chauncey Rogers
Published: 3rd April 2018
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “Laure is a teenage street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and survive to tell the tale.”- Goodreads
Review: This story is pretty much a retelling of Cinderella from another person’s point of view. The glass slipper, a prince, and Cinderella are the only similarities to the original story. You don’t even really get to meet Cinderella until the end. The story is all told from Laure’s point of view. And boy is she one sassy person. Loved it.
Here a quote from the book that sums it up perfectly;
“I rolled my eyes at the whole thing as I passed through the gates. The prince had fallen in love with a girl whose name and face he didn’t even know, and then had lost her. Now a shoe was their best approach to finding her? I couldn’t wait to get out of Eclatant. Bunch. Of. Idoits.”
There was action, there was an adventure, there was the main character learning a different side of herself. It was all done really beautifully and to the point. There was no extra added fluff or unneeded scenes and lala. It just told a really great story from start to finish. Very much enjoyed it, added a nice twist to a very well known story.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from Author, does not affect my review)