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Since my version of Cinderella, Once upon a Shoe, is currently on a Kindle Countdown sale, I thought I’d finally start a series of posts that I’ve been thinking about writing for a while now. Today, I intend to talk about my favorite versions of Cinderella.

The word favorite, has always been an interesting one for me because I have trouble sticking with any one favorite most of the time. However, for Cinderella, I do have a clear favorite that has stuck with me. The movie, Ever After, has been my favorite version of Cinderella ever since I first saw it back in high school. I loved the blending of the real world with the fairy tale and the fact that there was more depth to it than the animated versions I’d seen before. I still don’t quite understand why they were all using British accents when it took place in France, but that was the only thing about the movie that I could possibly complain about.

Although Ever After is still my absolute favorite Cinderella, there are several other versions that I love. This post would be way too long if I described them all in detail, so I’ll just list everything else for now. I may possibly decide to write a separate post about some of these later. With my memory, I know that will inevitably forget about something, and I may have something new to share in the future, so I’ll update this post when I either remember something new or find a new version I love. These aren’t in any particular order.

What’s your favorite Cinderella retelling. Let me know in the comments below.

Next time, I’ll be talking about the original versions of Cinderella. But without further ado, here’s my list of favorite Cinderella Retellings. I’ll put a * next to anything that is more mature than YA.


Ever After

Disney’s Cinderella, both the original animated version and the newer live action version

Happily Never After

A Cinderella Story

Ella Enchanted


Cinderella and the Colonel by K. M. Shea

#TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas

Chasing Midnight by Kaitlyn Davis

* Dance by Demelza Carleton

Shard of Glass by Emily Deady

Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

Princess of Midnight by Lucy Tempest

Ellie and the Prince by J.M. Stengl

Traitor’s Masque by Kenley Davidson

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The Coronation Ball by Melanie Cellier

Cinders, Stars, and Glass Slippers by Brittany Fichter

Kingdom of Fairytales Cinderella (4 book series) by J.A. Armitage and Margo Ryerkerk

* Captivated by the Fae by Jessica Greyson and Aria Winters

Fated by Kaylin Lee

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