We are all aware of the story of Cinderella. She was loved by her father. However, her fate altered after the demise of her father. Cinderella is left alone with her stepmother and stepsisters. They treated her poorly. Soon, her fate changed with the help of her fairy godmother, after meeting the Prince on the day of the Royal Ball. In this article, we are going to read about 6 amazing Cinderella retellings that you must read.

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read - Cinder – Marissa Meyer
6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read – Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Humans and androids swarm the coarse roads of New Beijing. A lethal plague devastates the populace. From space, ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to stir things up. No one is aware that Earth’s destiny centres on one girl – Cinder. She is a gifted cyborg. She belongs to the second class with an enigmatic past, scorned by her stepmother and charged for her stepsister’s sickness. However, when her life becomes entangled with the charming Prince Kai, her life becomes the focal point of intergalactic struggle and a prohibited appeal.

The Fairy Godmother – Mercedes Lackey

The Fairy Godmother - Mercedes Lackey
6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read – The Fairy Godmother – Mercedes Lackey

If you cannot play the role of legend in a land of five hundred kingdoms, then life is certainly not a fairy tale. Elena Clovis was believed to be the Cinderella of her kingdom – until fate wrote the unsuitable prince for her. Although, breaking the convention was not an easy matter, with the help of her fairy godmother she managed to do something. Now, as an alternative to sleeping in the chimney, she has to handle arrogant princes. They keep trying to get above their position in the tale. However, there is particularly one!

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read - Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read – Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

Gail Levine’s experiment with the traditional females in the fairy fantasy world takes some gratifying twists and turns. Ella is caged by conformity against her will. She takes issues into her own hands with vitality and objectivity. Her bond with the prince is balanced with mutual respect and humour. Moreover, Ella will rescue him.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maguire

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maguire
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maguire

Maguire’s book is set in the setting of 17th century Holland. It tells the story of Iris, an improbable heroine who finds herself brushed off from the streets of Harlem to a surreal universe of ambition, artifice, and wealth. Her life gets entangled with Clara, the gorgeous and mysterious girl destined to become her sister. Soon enough Iris will seek the secrets of her newly found house and the deceitful truth of her past life.

Enchanted – Alethea Kontis

6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read - Enchanted – Alethea Kontis
6 Amazing Cinderella Retellings that You Must Read – Enchanted – Alethea Kontis

Sunday’s only comfort in life is in writing stories. However, what she writes has an awful tendency to become real. A charmed frog was interested in her stories, they became friends. Soon, their friendship becomes deeper and takes a magical turn. One night after Sunday left frog with a goodnight kiss, it transformed him back into the crown prince of Arilland, Rumbold. Sunday’s family despises Rumbold. He returns to his castle to make Sunday fall in love with him as Rumbold, not the frog that she was familiar with.

Ash – Malinda Lo

Ash – Malinda Lo
Ash – Malinda Lo

After her father’s death, Ash is left alone with her cruel stepmother. Her only joy comes from rereading fairy tales her mother used to narrate to her and the light of the dying the hearth fire. Someday the fairies will steal her away and she will meet the dark and dangerous Sidhean. Now Ash thinks her wish will come true. After meeting the King’s Huntress, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa instead of chasing the fairies. Although their friendship is very delicate, Ash’s capacity for love reawakens. However, Sidhean has already claimed Ash, she needs to choose between true love and fairy tale dreams.

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