Cinder & Glass

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A refreshingly modern interpretation of the classic tale of Cinderella, Cinder & Glass sets the standard for adaptations of this beloved story. Melissa de la Cruz beautifully pairs folklore with French history, which gives the story a sense of authenticity. She also seamlessly incorporates an open-minded view of relationships, the trials and tribulations of finding love, and the resilience of the human spirit into her version.

We’re introduced to Cendrillon much earlier in her life. We learn about her mother, her upbringing in the country, and her family’s involvement with the French court at Versailles. As the story progresses and Cendrillon is faced with one tragedy after another, it’s these bonds of love and family created in her youth that provide the support needed to persevere.

This strength of character is wonderfully depicted when an act of defiance leads Cendrillon to crash one of the infamous Versailles balls. Her attendance unintentionally sets off a chain of events that finds her at the same salon a year later dancing with the Prince. Thrust headfirst into a world of open courtships, enchantresses, magic potions, and social sabotage, Cendrillon must listen to her heart as she forges her own path.

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Author Melissa de la Cruz
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 335 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 08-Mar-2022
ISBN 9780593326657 Buy this Book
Issue May 2022
Category Young Adult