Book Title: Ember Author: Bettie Sharpe Published By: Self Publish Recommended Age: 18+ (this is not your Disney story telling) Reviewed By: Saewod Blog Reviewed For: GMTA Rating: 5 Ravens
Bettie Sharpe definitely laid down bread crumbs for me to follow into her retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale, and, well, then she sent the dwarves to throttle me. Her retelling was so unique I was completely under her spell (Pun Intended).
Not only did she give us flawed characters and dark supernatural elements, but she also makes you like – even love – the unloveable. A price charming under a curse who isn't a dashing knight in shining armor on a white steed, a heroine who is not a mistreated servant in her own home, and a step family whom is not uncaring and selfish. Bettie Sharpe brings Ember to life with a masterfully written tale of a strong female character that doesn't need mice or a fairy god mother. Oh no, this Cinder Girl only needs, blood, flesh, moonlight, and fire. To be honest, the tale didn't even need the explicit love scenes. It was well enough without them.
Overall, I enjoyed a cripples shoe over the told and retold tale of a glass slipper. If you are looking for an amazing and unique telling of a beloved tale, then Ember by Bettie Sharpe is the book for you.