Title: Cinderella’s Inferno (Cinderella, Necromancer #2)
Author: F.M. Boughan
Pub. Date: May 28, 2018
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
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Purity cannot abide the darkness.
It’s been two years since Ellison defeated her stepsisters and sent her evil stepmother back into the Abyss.
Though she’s learning to control her dark magic and has spent time traveling with Prince William and bringing peace to the kingdom, one fact remains. She is a necromancer and he is a paladin of light. And so, the king refuses to give his blessing for them to marry.
To appease his father, William has begun to avoid her. But when even her younger brother Edward grows distant, Ellison learns her mother’s spirit has been visiting Edward in secret, threatening to overwhelm him with her own loneliness and longing. When Ellison accidentally touches her mother’s spirit, her tainted touch condemns her mother’s spirit to eternal damnation.
Ellison resolves to descend into hell to save her mother’s soul and bring her physical body back to the world of the living. William hopes this good deed will bring Ellison into favor and finally allow them to be wed.
But the journey through hell is fraught with peril. Temptations abound and the demons Ellison sent back to the Abyss are thirsty for revenge.
Evil cannot be defeated without sacrifice—but when that sacrifice means choosing between the ones Ellison loves and her very own life, how far is she willing to go to make her family whole again?
About F.M. Boughan:
F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.
You can follow Faith on Twitter (@FaithBoughan) for plenty of flailing about food (she likes to cook!), TV shows (she watches too many), and world dance (did you know she’s been performing & instructing in Bollywood-style dance for over 8 years?).
Or catch her on Facebook where she just might post pictures of her adorable cat & bird… among other things.
F.M. Boughan is represented by Bill Contardi of Brandt & Hochman.
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Rating: 4 stars
Date Read: 6/13/18
For starters, this is the second book, so if you’re interested in reading this series there
may will be spoilers for the first book in this review! Check out my review of book one, Cinderella, Necromancer.
Okay, so last book I loved Ellison’s attitude. She was strong and independent and kind, and she was awesome. In this book, well, she’s changed. It’s been two years since the events in the first book, so she’s had plenty of time and practice with her necromancy. And she has become so obnoxious. The seven deadly sins are a major theme in this one, as they do descend into hell, and I have to say Ella is lucky they didn’t pass through pride. She would have failed so hard.
I mean, I do understand where it may be coming from – she’s frustrated with her marriage being pushed back and back and back, her family doesn’t feel as close as it did, and Prince William seems distant recently. So I get that she is proud of the one thing she really has control of, and she enjoys using it. But ugh, was she so smug and got so arrogant, and she ended up making the same mistake she did last time around, even though it was, again, so freaking obvious. Luckily, this attitude shift was relevant to the plot, and there is a resolution that I really appreciated.
I did really enjoy the setting of hell (is enjoy the right word? Morbidly fascinated by? I don’t know). It was based off Dante’s Inferno (as was the title), but I have yet to read that one, so I can’t say if everything is true to it. But now I am going to try to get to Inferno a bit sooner.
I really enjoyed Ella and William as a couple. In any media, it is always awesome to see the guy step aside and no make a fuss about a woman leading, which is exactly what William did. In fact, he encouraged her to take charge, be powerful, and make big decisions, but was still willing to challenge her when he thought something else. It was exactly what I like seeing in YA romance – equality, even with a prince and a daughter of a merchant involved. I do have to say though, the word “beloved” got overused. Like, way overused.
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