Cinder by Marie Sexton

Title: Cinder

Author: Marie Sexton

Genre: Fantasy, Magic

Length: Novella (133pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (4th February 2012)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: A CinderFella Story

It’s all fun and games until somebody loses a shoe…

Eldon Cinder would give anything to see Prince Xavier one last time, but only women are invited to the royal ball. When the local witch offers to make Eldon female for just one night, he agrees.

One spell. One night. One dance.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Review: Ooooohhhhhh this is ssssssoooooo sweet and it is a fantastic twist to Cinderfella. Eldon Cinder is treated like a slave by his aunt and 2 cousins, when he meets Prince Xavier in the woods they strike up a friendship and become good friends.

This was really well written and I loved the twist of the cousin being mistaken for the missing girl, ooohhh aaahhh, you know this would make a great Pantomime. This is sweet, cute and marshmallow-y (don’t think that’s a real word), Eldon has always left a treat for the witch in the woods so for one night she gives him the chance to see Xavier one last time, what follows is a comedy of errors that leads us to a wonderful ending where the Prince marries the girl/man of his dreams.

Both characters are really good and although the romance is slow, the friendship is the main selling point for me, they got to know each other and respect each other as people instead of Prince and Servant and there was a foundation for their relationship to build upon. The cousins were really hateable (nicely done), the aunt forgettable and Milton the dog was the star of the show.

This one I recommend to those who love fairy-tales, fantasy, cousins getting what they deserve, sneaky Princes and a happy ever after.