Published by Month9Books on September 5th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Source: eARC from Publisher
Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, 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 mean 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 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 and stepsisters' every whim and fancy.
Stumbling into a chance meeting of 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. But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince once more? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother?
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, she will have to decide whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.
Cinderella Necromancer is a fantasy re-imagining of Cinderella. But this is a dark tale of Cinderella. One that I really enjoyed! It is sold as, “Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.” which completely intrigued me. And it lived up to that blurb. I was hooked into this story right from the very first page.
Ella is everything I love in a heroine. She is witty and complex. She is someone that will intrigue you and will have you on her side. I felt like I was her sidekick on this journey, which is something I love. It means that the story pulled me in completely. I loved Mrs. Boughan’s writing. It was dark and atmospheric and felt like a completely new cinderella tale to me. I am calling this one more of a re-imagining, rather than a re-telling for that reason.
I think what I loved most of all was the magic in this story. In the original Cinderella, there is a fairy godmother that helps out, but in Cinderella Necromancer, Ella herself is the magic. She summons the spirits to do her bidding and it gave the story an entirely different feel. This is a romance as well, but the romance took the backseat for me. That was a bit unusual but, I did enjoy the romance and the storytelling was awesome. It was the real winner for me.
Cinderella Necromancer comes out September 5th, and I would recommend it to fans of dark fairy tale re-imaginings, and fans of creepy atmospheric novels. This one was a great read for me. I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed Cinderella Necromancer.#Review & #Giveaway of CINDERELLA NECROMANCER by F.M. Boughan @FaithBoughan @Month9Books at @BookBriefs Click To Tweet
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