Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts.
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters.
When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom.
Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy.
Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival where she might see him once more.
But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince again? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she’s ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother? And what if she actually liked watching her stepmother suffer?
As Ellison’s power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, it becomes harder to tell whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.
CINDERELLA NECROMANCER is CINDER meets ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.
Ten Random Books that you have read recently and which one was your favorite?
As you might imagine, I read a ton of books—but this year, I’ve been primarily reading other YA debuts! I love supporting fellow debut authors, so here are ten randomly chosen YA debuts I’ve read and a few words about each (no spoilers!) that I’d use if we were talking face-to-face and I was trying to convince you to read it:
10) Who’s That Girl – Blair Thornburgh: Banter! Wit! Music!
9) At First Blush – Beth Ellen Summer: YouTube! Fame! Makeup!
8) The Takedown – Corrie Wang: Cliques! Hacking! Scandal!
7) Even The Darkest Stars – Heather Fawcett: Mountains! Magic! Climbing!
6) The Wood – Chelsea Bobulski: Eerie! Nature! Time-travel!
5) Soulmated – Shaila Patel: Sizzling! Denial! Destiny!
4) Song of the Current – Sarah Tolcser: Wharries! Deception! Smuggling!
3) Allegedly – Tiffany D. Jackson: Heartbreak! Intrigue! Murder?!
2) Kat and Meg Conquer the World – Anna Priemaza: Obsession! Gaming! Friendship!
1) The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli: Weaponry! Storytelling! Dragons!
And honestly, if we were face-to-face, I’d probably be shouting these words at you excitedly whilst shoving a copy into your hands. I’m also not sure I can choose a favorite out of these ten, simply because they’re all extremely different from each other!
But if you’re looking for your next read and staring at this particular list, go with the one whose 3-word-shouty-description stands out to you the most.
That said…you wouldn’t go wrong if you decided to use these ten books as your reading list for the next few months. Just saying. Well, and maybe add mine, too. 😉
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