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“She used to creep away to the chimney-corner and seat herself among the cinders.”

– Charles Perrault

The story of “Cinderella” or “The Little Glass Slipper,” in which a girl in poor circumstances is elevated via marriage to royalty or status, has roots in lore as far back as the time of Christ. 

Cinderella Retellings

 Here’s a list of Cinderella retellings I’ve found.
Check below for my reviews of some of them!
(Books marked with a * are either standalones
or first in series.)

Cinders, Stars, and Glass Slippers – Brittany Fichter
A sea-faring Cinderella forced to play politics on land? Yes please!
Framed in Florals – Abigail Manning
What if Cinderella was framed for murder?
The Stepsister’s Lament – S. R. Nulton
Cinderella’s story may have a happily ever after, but what about her stepsister?
Soot & Slipper – Kate Stradling *
A novella retelling that stays true to the original.
Shard of Glass – Emily Deady *
Seriously the sweetest romance ever between these two characters.
Cinders of Glass – Celeste Baxendell
A disgraced noble. A flirtatious prince. A plot to destroy the king.
Princess of Mirrors – A. G. Marshall
This is due out in November, but I’m reallllly hoping Marshall doesn’t make us wait that long!
The Golden Ball – Erika Everest
A fantastic retelling that combines elements of Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and Swan Lake
Traitor’s Masque – Kenley Davidson *
A thrilling, suspenseful retelling of Cinderella
The Stepsister and the Slipper – Nina Clare *
The stepsister’s not evil. She just needs to marry the prince before Cinderalla does.
Ugly – The Stepsister’s Story – Mary Mecham *
What if the prince fell for the stepsister?
Princess of Midnight – Lucy Tempest
Cinderella meets Frozen in this high-stakes mashup
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Cinderella and the Colonel – K. M. Shea
Love, sacrifice, adventure, and magic, along with humor, deception, and clean romance
The Ugly Stepsister – Aya Ling *
A portal fantasy retelling where the ugly stepsister has to finish the story or never get home.
Dragon’s Maid – Kimberly A. Rogers
This one has dragons!
Ellie and the Prince – J. M. Stengl *
A retelling with a modern feel and magical creatures.
Crown and Cinder – Kendra E. Ardnek
Pride and Prejudice meets Cinderella. Will Darcy find her “only tolerable” if she’s in a disguise?
The Mystery Princess – Melanie Cellier
A Cinderella retelling that has lots of twists on the familiar tale
Cinderella Must Die – W. R. Gingell *
Cinderella isn’t as innocent as she appears, but will anyone believe the stepsisters?
The Reluctant Godfather – Allison Tebo *
What if Cinderella fell for her fairy godfather?
The Captive Maiden – Melanie Dickerson
Who knew falling in love would be so dangerous?
The Peasant’s Dream – Melanie Dickerson
In this reverse reimagining of the Cinderella story, secrets and dangerous enemies threaten a fairy-tale romance.
Ashes to Ashes – A. Lonergan *
This story focuses on Cinderella’s daughter.
The Swan and the Slipper – Sarah Beran
What if Cinderella’s fairy godmother was a swan?
Kingdom of Cinders – Deborah Grace White
When you’re hiding forbidden magic, a royal ball is the last place you want to be
Fated – Kaylin Lee *
The first book in the completed Destined series, a collection of overlapping fairy tale retellings all set in the same magical world.
Glass Midnight – Kayla Eshbaugh
This one is on preorder for 11 April, 2023 – and I can’t wait!
The Earl of Highmott Hall – Nina Clare *
A sweet romance, and a charming Regency Cinderella retelling.
The Glass Gate: A Retelling of Cinderella – Hanna Sandvig
A bit of portal fantasy, and the possibility of dragons!
Catching Cinders – Kendra Merritt *
A Cinderella retelling with a disabled main character
So This is Love: A Twisted Tale – Elizabeth Lim *
Part of Disney’s series that asks, “What if…?” about Cinderalla and a certain glass slipper.

The Orphan Queen

The Orphan Queen: A Cinderella and Ugly Duckling Retelling by Erika Everest (Kingdoms of Fable Book 0) The Orphan Queen is a mashup of Cinderella

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Shard of Glass

Shard of Glass: A Cinderella Retelling by Emily Deady (Fairy Tale Royal book 1) With the family savings depleted and her stepmother crippled by grief,

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Cinders of Glass

Cinders of Glass: A Cinderella and the Little Match Girl Retelling by Celeste Baxendell (Bewitching Fairy Tales book 4) Liora grew up in the court

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The Golden Ball

The Golden Ball: A Frog Prince, Swan Lake, and Cinderella Retelling by Erika Everest (Tales from the Kingdoms of Fable book 2) The League of

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Glass Midnight

Glass Midnight: A Cinderella Retelling by Kayla Eshbaugh (The Cursed Kingdom Chronicles book 2) Gabriella is one of the few royals in Terra who wasn’t

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To Shatter a Slipper

To Shatter A Slipper: A Cinderella Retelling by Abigail Manning (Shattered Tales book 1) Ever since Kirsi’s mother passed away, her father has become more

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The Midnight Prince

The Midnight Prince: A Cinderella Retelling by Angie Grigaliunas (Once Upon a Prince book 5) Bitter, scared, and grieving, Prince Kirran doesn’t want the mantle

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Princess of Mirrors

Princess of Mirrors: A Cinderella Retelling by A. G. Marshall (Fairy Tales Adventures book 5) “Beware the Society of Evangelina.” Her father’s dying words keep

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