In early America, at a time when dealings with dead bodies is considered taboo, Cindy s father is a mortician She, for one, is fascinated by the controversial work, until her mother dies and her father marries Anna van Burren, who brings two new sisters into the family Cindy s misery only grows from there.Following her father s untimely death, Cindy s life spirals into dIn early America, at a time when dealings with dead bodies is considered taboo, Cindy s father is a mortician She, for one, is fascinated by the controversial work, until her mother dies and her father marries Anna van Burren, who brings two new sisters into the family Cindy s misery only grows from there.Following her father s untimely death, Cindy s life spirals into darkness as she is forced to become a servant in her own home, to wait on her hated siblings and stepmother She has become so sequestered that she can t even let the one man she continues to think about know that she is alive.She met him once in the mortuary years ago a handsome, curious boy who had been a surprise to her until she d discovered who he was Now a man, Christian is a perfect specimen, and also the object of her step sisters affections According to a stipulation of his inheritance, he must marry before age twenty one That day is fast approaching Any hope Cindy has of seeing him again or of salvaging anything that should have been left of her life seems lost Cindy s world is filled with misfortune She believes she must be cursed.It takes the appearance of a strange woman who brings a wicked prophecy before Cindy can see how blessed she could become and to see what sacrifices were made to give her hope once again.
What a nice surprise (if one can use such a bland word for such a text)! This was quite good in a very dark and twisted kind of way (yes, i know it says so the coverbut covers can be misleading!)First of all, I should probably mention that I'm a huge fairy tale retelling's fanBut, after a while, it does seem that I'm always reading the same old stuff. Well, with some exceptions, of course.I admit, I wasn't expecting to read this book anytime soon, but I'm a sucker for pretty covers and, for no r [...]
Book name: Roses and Black Glass: A dark Cinderella tale.Written by: Lani LenorePublish date: May 15th 2013Genre: Gothic fairy tale/ adult/Romance.Reviewed by: Mohammad Taiseer (aka Dark0lover on Wattpad)-Before I start speaking about how wonderful and amazing this book is, first I have to express my sadness about its popularity. You may or may not know this about "Publishing world" so I am going to tell you: "it's hard, not fair, and is the embodiment of all evil." All this sums it up; we see n [...]
This was a very different and dark version of Cinderella with a lot of pain and suffering.
Eine dunkle Cinderella-Story, das klingt doch verlockend, oder?Ich hatte eine bestimmte Vorstellung wie das Buch sein wird. Natürlich, dachte ich an die Disneyvariante mit der guten Fee, die der armen kleinen Cinderella hilft, aus den Fängen der bösen Stiefschwestern und der noch böseren Stiefmutter zu entfliehen. Ich wurde eines besseren belehrt. Das Buch ist viel mehr als ein schauriger Abklatsch des Märchens. Das Setting ist schon eine super Sache. Alle Charaktere haben eine gewisse Tief [...]
It was so good till he slept with Isabelle what the actual fuck but overall it really impressed me!! I'm definitely going to read more books by this author
Well least favorite of Lani's book for the moment. I love her writing, god, but some things bothered me throughout the story. Christian isn't a great person. He is cold, mean and arrogant, and I don't even know what Cindy liked about him. I can accept instalove but please, they haven't seen each other for three years after A ONE-TIME TALK but they are so much in love? "I slept with her (Isabella)" say Christian at the end. Like. Really. You just raped her for your information but go on.Yep. I am [...]
This was really interesting as a version of Cinderella. It's extremely dark like Grimm fairy tales. I love that her father had a morgue that added more to it I think. Also the godmother/witch. It was fun to see the story unfold.
I thought this book was fantastic and dark retelling catching the main elements of a fairy tale we all love and adding in some from the original tale that not many do.
Not like Snow White but worht the effort to read itI liked better the second half of the book of course when action starts.