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Cinderella Retellings for Fairy Tale Lovers


I wanted to give my bookshelves and backlist a little attention, and I love fairy tale retellings, so why not combine the two to form Captain Planet? Or, when that doesn't work, a blog post about Cinderella retellings I've read. ;)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - Cinderella meets cyberpunk, aliens (kind of), plagues, and a quest to save the world.

What Is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore - Cinderella in a fantasy Venice where everyone (literally) wears a mask and a killer is on the loose.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - This Cinderella has a good excuse for being so obedient: she's cursed! But that doesn't stop her from taking matters into her own hands.

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix - A magic-less Cinderella story about what happens when the fairy tale ending isn't what Ella imagined.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston - Cinderella meets sci-fi nerds and conventions.

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George - Cinderella wields bad magic from a less than benevolent fairy godmother while a princess tries to save her friends.

What are some of your favorite Cinderella retellings (books or movies)?


  1. The only one of these I've read is Cinder, and I quite enjoyed it!! I have yet to read the rest of the series, but I hear it only gets better.

    1. Cinder was my favorite book of the series, but I loved a lot of the characters we met later. I definitely recommend reading all four when you have a chance!