Title: Cursed Beauty
Author: Dorian Tsukioka
A pair of glass slippers that can change her life? When something is too good to be true, it usually is...
Adelaide has lived her entire life cursed with a birthmark that makes people shy
away. When an invitation to the Elder Prince’s ball falls in her lap, she knows
attending would only cause people to shun her more.
A fairy godmother feels her pain and offers her a pair of glass slippers that not only
transform her ragged dress to an elegant gown, but also removes the mark that covers
her face. However, Adelaide soon learns that the beautiful slippers can steal away
more than just her birthmark, leaving her cursed in a far worse way.
This retelling of the classic Cinderella story will resound with readers of young adult fiction who love paranormal fantasy, fairy tales, and a splash of romance.
I was hooked, right from the beginning. Never have I heard a tale of Cinderella quite like this one. I loved the fire of our main character Adelaide. However, I didn't understand how she would just take what her step mother dished out like it was nothing considering the kind of person she appeared to be during other parts of the book. A twist I never expected had me reading quicker than before, devouring the book as the pages ran down. An original take on a beloved story told through the ages, Cursed Beauty brings to life a tale that can teach you you're perfect the way you are and that all not fairy godmothers are to be trusted.
“Anyone can be born beautiful and dumb, but it takes someone special to glow with an inner beauty that comes from kindness and intelligence. Don’t waste your time wishing to trade your brains for beauty. That’s a lousy trade.”