Friday, 18 November 2011

Ember by Bettie Sharpe

From Goodreads : Everyone loves Prince Charming. They have to—he’s cursed. Every man must respect him. Every woman must desire him. One look, and all is lost.

Ember would rather carve out a piece of her soul than be enslaved by passions not her own. She turns to the dark arts to save her heart and becomes the one woman in the kingdom able to resist the Prince’s Charm.

Poor girl. If Ember had spent less time studying magic and more time studying human nature, she might have guessed that a man who gets everything and everyone he wants will come to want the one woman he cannot have.

Novella / 32,000 words

Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and naughty words.
It’s based on a fairytale, but it isn’t for kids.

Note: This story is available as a free read on the author's website:

My rating : 2 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : Oh God, i like this book now. I thought this book would be some vulgar version of Cinderella, but this book proved me wrong. yes there is some unusual description of sexual act, other than that this book is written is a interesting way.
It's a retelling of Cinderella with some dark twist. Ember, the main protagonist is a red haired witch who has freckles all over her face and neck and a twisted led. She's not perfect at all by her looks but smart and wicked girl (which i like about her). She cut her finger in order to resist prince's charm but she couldn't protect her heart for the prince himself. The price is perfect in all the way, every one loves him, adore him and respect him other than Ember which made the prince longing for her more and more. The most noticeable things about this book is absent of fairy god mother (goodness Ember is a Smart witch, she's her own fairy god mother) and her love and affection for her step mother and sisters who loved and cared for her like there own.
The thing made me like this book more is that as Ember protected herself from the Price's charm she saw the true self of prince and fell for him in the way he is, i mean this act of love is good teaching for every one that looks doesn't matter, the matter is the true person lying beneath your skin, your true heart.

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