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A sensual and evocative re-telling of Cinderella.
Malinda Lo was born in China and moved to the United States as a child. She was the managing editor of AfterEllen.com, with over half a million readers each month. In 2006, she was awarded the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for her writing about gender, race and sexuality.
With beautiful, lyrical writing and a main character whose strength and capacity for love fueled my hope, I look back on this book as the one that kept me going, kept me dedicated to imagining the love stories I wanted to tell. * Tess Sharpe, author of Far From You, via Guardian Online * Beautifully written... this sensual and evocative novel is a sophisticated fairy-tale for older readers. * Booktrust * A book which will have teenagers entranced. * Carousel * A fascinating novel for mature teens. * School Librarian * This beautifully-written re-interpretation takes a different approach .... Full of magic and enchantment, this sensual and evocative novel is a sophisticated fairytale for older readers, in the tradition of Robin McKinley's Beauty * Booktrust * Evocative.. original.. atmospheric. * Waterstones Books Quarterly * This extremely good debut novel combines imaginative storytelling with skilled prose * Carousel * An evocative retelling of the classic Cinderella story that will thrill the reader ... an original, atmospheric exploration of the angst that comes with teenagers establishing their identity and discovering sensuality * Books Quarterly (Waterstones) * An egaging and absorbing reworking of the Cinderella fairy tale ... lush and sensuous ... a fascinating novel for mature teens * School Librarian * Deeply atmospheric ... the ending is bittersweet and just perfectly fresh and different * My Favourite Books *