Novella Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it

Have I ever mentioned how much I love a novella? Well I do. They are the perfect length for a cute little beach read or to read between some serious YA dystopian novels. This book was super cute and made me feel all warm and cuddly inside. For the sake of honesty it is a YA book but I wouldn’t let teens read it. It has some strong language and sexual content.

I love that it was written from Daniels point of view. It is a nice change of pace to read a novella from the male POV. I thought his personality was refreshing and if he was 10 years older I would have a major crush on him. I also really like Six, I thought she was a great female lead character. Loved Daniel and Six’s relationship and banter. It was all great.

I really didn’t think the story needed the twist at the end. I would have been fine without it. It didn’t really add much to the story and felt a little pushed. I can appreciate that it shows real life consequences to adult decisions that you make as a teen, however for me it wasn’t necessary. But that was the only thing I can find off about this book.

I give this cute novella 4.5 bards.


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