Cinder: A CinderFella Story (2nd Edition) by Marie Sexton ~ Book Review by Lirtle

Cinder-A-Cinferfella-Story-cover-1Title: Cinder: A CinderFella Story (2nd Edition)

Author: Marie Sexton

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/16/2014

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, M/M Romance, Romance


Eldon Cinder would give anything to see Prince Xavier one last time, but only women are invited to the royal ball. When the local witch offers to make Eldon female for just one night, he agrees.

One spell.

One night.

One dance.

What could possibly go wrong?

My View:

Right from the beginning, this had that familiar tone of a fairytale: light, bouncy, easily recognizable character types, and even a healthy level of innocence in both of the main characters, Eldon and Xavier.

This does come with a twist, though, and maybe one you’re not expecting. Not that I was thinking a lot ab out it, but it sort of surprised me. How would it play out?

About half way through and I still couldn’t decide if that twist was working. The writing is certainly good, the story moving along at a good pace, very readable, and nothing was too heavy, just a bit of conflict and angst. I just didn’t know yet how I felt about it, how the main conflict was getting resolved.

I will say that I was definitely pulling for Eldon and Xavier to have their happily ever after. It’s a fairytale after all. 😉

By the end, I still couldn’t decide how I felt about the twist and resulting resolution. Something about it didn’t sit right with me. I know this is a fairytale and doesn’t warrant much time spent in the overthinking things category, but it’s causing me to do just that.

This is sweet and cute and a quick read. Whenever you’re looking for a palate cleanser, those shorter stories that allow you to reset after a particularly challenging read, this is definitely a nice option.


Cinder: A CinderFella Story (2nd Edition) on Goodreads
Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

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