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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.
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
|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 Stepsister and the Slipper
The Stepsister and the Slipper: A Retelling of Cinderella by Nina Clare (A Villain’s Ever After) Lady Charlotte needs a rich husband and fast. Her
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
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,
A Gown of Spider Silk
A Gown of Spider Silk by A. G. Marshall I had the pleasure of meeting Angela at a writer’s retreat in Scotland last year, and