This was an amazing book that in the year 2022 hit a little two close to home. The people of Lille have been subject to to whims of a power-hungry tyrant for over two centuries, with women and girls bearing the brunt of his madness. Cinderella is dead, and it turns out the story everyone has been told about her is a lie.
This was a beautiful retelling. So original and thought provoking (considering today's current atmosphere.) I was completely caught up in the tale. The characters, even with a few annoying habits, were so likeable. I was right there in it, fighting with them. It was well thought out and wonderfully written. I read along with the ebook, while listening to the audiobook and as usual, Bahni Turpin knocked it out of the park! She captured the emition of the characters and did amazing distinguishing them with different voices. This was a 10-out-of-10 would/will read again.