As I sit here writing my weekly review I feel a bit torn. I have quite a few stories that I adore and it’s hard to choose just one every week. This story I did ultimately choose is from an author that I adore everything she writes, she currently has two completed stories and one in progress and even though they are all amazing, I chose to review the first story of hers that I ever read. This week’s feature is:
Princesses go somewhere called Happily Ever After, fairy-tales tell us when we are children. They earn this good fortune by marrying handsome Princes, who fall in love with them because of how good they are with animals, cleaning and singing. Once they’re in this mythical land, nothing can spoil their hard-won happiness. Or so we thought. Ella wakes up to find herself trapped in the body of Cinderella, the lucky girl who could squeeze her feet into glass slippers and went off to be a Princess in a pretty palace. But Happily Ever After isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Ella rapidly finds herself dealing with the fictitious Princess’ very real problems. Because not only is her fiancée, Prince Charming, quite the most boring man she’s ever met, but the Evil Queen is stirring up some trouble and soon there won’t be a Happily Ever After – for anyone.
As it’s rather apparent from the summary, this is a fairytale gone awry. What I adore about this retelling of the Ever After Trope, is how kick-butt Ella is! She’s plopped into Ever After and instead of just filling her role, she makes it fit her. The style of writing is captivating and engaging. I adore a strong female lead and this is among one of my all-time favorite stories, honestly. While you’re there check out her other two amazing stories: The Devil’s Smile and Deadly Nightshade.