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  1. says:

    This is a reversioning of the Cinderella story Selena’s father is a wealthy nobleman who lives in a provincial city called Ashberg When his wife dies and he remarries his new wife persuades him to annul his marriage and

  2. says:

    I think this book had a lot of potential to be a really good Cinderella adaptation The first half of the book was promising but as the story progressed the plot became convoluted and unrealistic Half of the time I

  3. says:

    This is the second book I have read by Sophie Mason in the last couple of months I love her work This one is a fairytale and is based on the story of Cinderella without the fairy godmother and an interesting take on magic Selena is told by her dying mother that she is a Moon Sister but needs to keep this fact a secret as Moon Sisters practised magic and magic has been banned in her country Selena does not know any oth

  4. says:

    I really loved this new book by Sophie Masson I think it's her best boook yet and I'm a long time fan of her work 'Moonlight Ashes' is a retelling of the Aschenputtel fairy tale the German Cinderella It is set in alternative Prague and is full of adventure magic and romance It has the most beautiful dreamy cov

  5. says:

    This book was sloppily written and sloppily edited I love a good fairytale adaptation as much as the next person like Hale's 'The Goose Girl' or Marillier's 'Wildwood Dancing' but this one was just so unpolished and unconvincing It constantly slips into contemporary language and phrases which absolutely should have been picked up in the editing process Her love interest calls the protagonist a 'spitfire' before they were even invented a ch

  6. says:

    Ah that's better After a couple of bad books in a row I can always count on Sophie Masson to come to the table As always her books are light an

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    “Accepting the way the magic worked was like starting to tell a story aloud when you didn't know the ending” Although Moonlight and Ashes is based on Cinderella there is no iconic glass slipper and it gets expanded to what makes up a good 75% of the book I read this one after the author's Scarlet in the Snow and while they st

  8. says:

    I read Scarlet in the Snow first by the same author then this book I enjoyed this much as I found the connection between the character

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    Moonlight and Ashes is a different take on Cinderella Selena has become the servant of her stepmother and stepsisters Her father is too weak minded or doesn't care enough to do anything about it So when Selena gets a chance to go to the ball and meet the prince she takes it but things don't turn out uite the way they do in fairytalesI was enjoying the first half of the novel with a few exceptions but the sec

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    This story is a take on the Cinderella fairy tale I really enjoyed the set up with the main character and the development of the society she lives in with the control of magic and her being a forbidden moon sister However halfway through it suddenly feels as if the author needed to uickly finish the book and ev

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review ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Sophie Masson

Cinderella takes fate into her own hands in this brand new tale by Sophie MassonWelcome to the story of Cinderella as you've never heard it before There is a girl whose fortunes have plummeted from wealthy aristoc. This is the second book I have read by Sophie Mason in the last couple of months I love her work This one is a fairytale and is based on the story of Cinderella without the fairy godmother and an interesting take on magic Selena is told by her dying mother that she is a Moon Sister but needs to keep this fact a secret as Moon Sisters practised magic and magic has been banned in her country Selena does not know any other Moon Sisters as most of the women have been killed by the Mancers a powerful and very sinister group of men who seek out any woman who can perform any form of magic On her sixteenth birthday she is advised by her mother in a dream to ask her father for a hazel twig which he gathered from the mother s grave This of course is magical and from here we have the ball where she meets the Prince and his best friend Max we see her thrown into prison with a werewolf the desperate escape from danger and then there is the failed rebellion of the Moonsisters and the role Selena must play in righting the wrong done to the Moon sisters after the rebellion The story is an adventure story as much as it is a love story It is the story we love that of a girl who who will take charge of her own destiny I couldn t put it down I loved the main character who is feisty and independent Even when she is in the role of servant she never loses her strength of character and compassion And as the plot develops and she is asked to right the wrong done to the Moon Sisters you know that she will be capable of this Her intelligence her defiance in the face of adversity and her great tenderness will ensure that she succeeds The love story between the Max and Selena is tender and realistic and there is a twist at the end that is so unexpected and exciting A real page turner My only criticism is that the characters of Olga and Andel are not developed well enough Their part in the story is secondary yet they are such interesting characters Along with the love interest and adventure there is political intrigue there is corruption and there is magic A great book for middle school especially for girls Highly recommended

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Instead this is the story of Selena who will take charge of her own destiny and learn that her magic is not to be feared but celebrated Pure fairytale with all the romance magic and adventure that goes along with i. Accepting the way the magic worked was like starting to tell a story aloud when you didn t know the ending Although Moonlight and Ashes is based on Cinderella there is no iconic glass slipper and it gets expanded to what makes up a good 75% of the book I read this one after the author s Scarlet in the Snow and while they stand alone I think it would have been better to read them in order as there are some character cameos and world building tidbits that had less of an impact on me than they would have done if read in the correct orderI find that Moonlight and Ashes and Scarlet in the Snow share the same strengths and weaknesses though I definitely think her take on Cinderella was the better of the two Here we have Selena who unlike most Cinderella characters I ve come across feels a lot real in that she holds a grudge against her stepmother and sisters Honestly after such treatment who could really remain so serene over it all Selena s narration was also a lot less judgemental than Scarlet in the Snow s Natasha Another thing that worked out better was the romance albeit it is still a weak point of the author s Unlike Natasha s story Selena has time to get to know her love interest and there s certainly chemistry between them Unfortunately the author breaks that well developed basis by skipping the I think I like you and diving straight into I would die for my true love The author also loves to include a lot of pet names I ve never met any real person who calls their significant other my dear or my love after every line spoken too much of this can really kill the believability of a fictional couple Luckily Romance wasn t the only theme of this book There s a good deal of mystery going on with Selena and friends on the run from the Empire It makes for a good page turner with than just one plot twist I kind of guessed one of the main plot twists along the way but it was by no means a bad thing once my suspicions were confirmed it had of a satisfactory Hah I knew it effect on me rather than finding it boringWhat really makes this book stand out though is the world building Already in Scarlet in the Snow I loved the setting and the lore of the different countries featured which all appear to be based on real countries For Moonlight and Ashes based on terminology used my guess would be that Faustinian empire is either based on Germany or Austria In any case it was absolutely well done and I was right to think that I would love to see of this world I also love how the author blends a fairy tale like setting with things from later centuries such as trains guns and magazines I believe this would have irked me in other works but it is so well developed here that I can t help but like it I also can t help be reminded of the world from Howl s Moving Castle and that s about one of the best praises a book receive from meAnother bit of a downside though was how Selena and her companions seem perfectly ok with child abduction and murder Sure in those moments it was a uestion of life and death but I do feel as though they could have shown a little scruple about it I don t know it just hurt their likeability for me In any case this is a uniue and interesting take on Cinderella and worth a shot for those that love fairy tales especially if you enjoy rich and well developed worlds Just be prepared for a romance that is only so so and this ought to be an enjoyable read Marriage by Deception you and diving straight into I would die for my true love The author also loves to include a lot of pet names I ve never met any real person who calls their significant other my dear or my love after every line spoken too much of this can really kill the believability of a fictional couple Luckily Romance wasn t the only theme of this book There s a good deal of mystery going on with Selena and friends on the run from the Empire It makes for a good page turner with than just one plot twist I kind of guessed one of the main plot twists along the way but it was by no means a bad thing once my suspicions were confirmed it had of a satisfactory Hah I knew it effect on me rather than finding it boringWhat really makes this book stand out though is the world building Already in Scarlet in the Snow I loved the setting and the lore of the different countries featured which all appear to be based on real countries For Moonlight and Ashes based on terminology used my guess would be that Faustinian empire is either based on Germany or Austria In any case it was absolutely well done and I was right to think that I would love to see of this world I also love how the author blends a fairy tale like setting with things from later centuries such as trains guns and magazines I believe this would have irked me in other works but it is so well developed here that I can t help but like it I also can t help be reminded of the world from Howl s Moving Castle and that s about one of the best praises a book receive from meAnother bit of a downside though was how Selena and her companions seem perfectly ok with child abduction and murder Sure in those moments it was a uestion of life and death but I do feel as though they could have shown a little scruple about it I don t know it just hurt their likeability for me In any case this is a uniue and interesting take on Cinderella and worth a shot for those that love fairy tales especially if A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you enjoy rich and well developed worlds Just be prepared for a romance that is only so so and this ought to be an enjoyable read

review ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Sophie Masson

Rat to that of a servant girl A magic hazel twig a dashing prince and a desperate escape from danger combine to tell the story of a girl who refuses to allow her fairy godmother to arrange her future for her. This book was sloppily written and sloppily edited I love a good fairytale adaptation as much as the next person like Hale s The Goose Girl or Marillier s Wildwood Dancing but this one was just so unpolished and unconvincing It constantly slips into contemporary language and phrases which absolutely should have been picked up in the editing process Her love interest calls the protagonist a spitfire before they were even invented a child is desperate to get a toy into his hot little hands and Selena says that without her interference her friend would be pretty much a zombie by now This is extremely frustrating to readThere are also lines of direct thought that aren t italicised typos and two chapters finish on exclamation marks which stick out awkwardly in any book pitched at children older than eightI was very excited for this book as it has a beautiful cover a strong premise and an enticing blurb but I m afraid it turned out to belong to the scrapheap of YA fiction