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A Kathryn Lasky New Book


Pub Date 20 Aug 2024

HarperCollins Children's Books, HarperCollins
Children's Fiction

My Review

5 stars


I love this author's books since I've read Guardians of Ga'Hoole, I also love Tangle in Time. Was very excited to see this one with such an amazing cover as always. A Cinderella story, I am always drawn to retellings of this one.


This prequel to the Cinderella story is done so well, with a fairytale mood, and respect for life, nature, and magic from druids. The book is divided into parts introducing Ella later. Bess first discovers that she is very different from her family and their greedy and evil perspective of the world. She learns their terrible secret and decides for the sake of the animals to seek refuge among them and be good like her grandmother was but they brand her as a witch.


We also have Estrella later and their stories will cross awesomely with a focus on learning and knowledge as positive. The scenes and voices are easy to visualize.


I enjoyed the ending very much. It was a great balance between beauty and evilness.


Thank you, publisher and Netgalley for this e-arc.


Find the book here for preorder all links.

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