The story of Cinderella is as timeless as her glass slipper. But what if it were a scam? What if she and her stepsisters used their charm, wit, and magic to change the course of histo… I mean, their place in society?
Thief Liar Lady reveals Lady Aislinn’s rise from poor, scullery maid into a mysteriously beautiful future princess wasn’t quite as full of magical pumpkins and mice as legend would have one believe.
Rather it required far more calculated preparation and even a new name. It was an evening of masterful scheming and dark magic handcrafted by herself and her stepfamily – though for very different reasons.
D. L. Soria has created an enchanting reimagining of the legendary Cinderella tale. She brings to life two contrasting worlds on the brink of a second war – one of nobility and grace profiting from one of starvation and illness.
This Cinderella is far more worried about watching her back, playing the political game, and seeking revenge than she is about love. Or maybe she can have both.
Our heroine, Ash Vincent, is prepared to do anything it takes, including casting spells on the royal family, for the sake of human rights. Unfortunately, her perfectly laid plan is skewered by an unexpected true love rebel ready to do the same, and an evil stepmother willing to further the cultural and political divide for the sake of power.
As a born and raised Disney lover, this book captured my imagination and heart from the description to the end of the book. It’s the perfect adult fairytale. D.L. Soria unapologetically gets the crown and the gown dirty. I loved it.
The author slowly smooths on the layers of depth for each persona resulting in an intricately woven cast of multidimensional characters that remind us to never judge a person by their shoes or lack thereof. I am dying to tell you who I loved and why, but that would give spoilers. I don’t do spoilers.
Thief Liar Lady doesn’t shy away from digging into the deep complexities of life, family, and government. Don’t judge the book by its fairy tale cover. It’s a tale of espionage, political intrigue, and independence led by a reimagined Cinderella ready to fight for her beliefs whether she has a man or not. And she’d prefer not.
This adult book is perfect for adult Disney fans and fans of fairy tales and villains, especially if you like a princess who is a bit shrewd. This would be a good “beginner’s level” storyline for fans of espionage and political intrigue.
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Katie Daniels is a speech language pathologist in Florida, where she resides with her husband and their pup-child. She has dabbled in professional and personal writing over the years, but only recently began sharing her work with others. She is a proud Florida kid who enjoys meeting new people, seeing new places, and all things related to laughter, travel, faith, Disney, reading, and F.S.U. football. She is easily bribed with donuts or mac ‘n cheese.
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