Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blog Tour: Cinderella’s Inferno (Cinderella, Necromancer #2) by F.M. Boughan

Book Blurb:

Cinderella's Inferno (Cinderella Necromancer #2)by F.M. Boughan

Release Date: May 29, 2018

Publisher: Month9Books

Purity cannot abide the darkness.

It’s been two years since Ellison defeated her stepsisters and sent her evil stepmother back into the Abyss.

Though she’s learning to control her dark magic and has spent time traveling with Prince William and bringing peace to the kingdom, one fact remains. She is a necromancer and he is a paladin of light. And so, the king refuses to give his blessing for them to marry.

To appease his father, William has begun to avoid her. But when even her younger brother Edward grows distant, Ellison learns her mother’s spirit has been visiting Edward in secret, threatening to overwhelm him with her own loneliness and longing. When Ellison accidentally touches her mother’s spirit, her tainted touch condemns her mother’s spirit to eternal damnation.

Ellison resolves to descend into hell to save her mother’s soul and bring her physical body back to the world of the living.

William hopes this good deed will bring Ellison into favor and finally allow them to be wed.

But the journey through hell is fraught with peril. Temptations abound and the demons Ellison sent back to the Abyss are thirsty for revenge.

Evil cannot be defeated without sacrifice—but when that sacrifice means choosing between the ones Ellison loves and her very own life, how far is she willing to go to make her family whole again?

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My Review:

3.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Ghosts, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Royal-Court, Scary, Supernatural, Witches--

Two years ago Ellison and William helped to vanquish the evil that was Ellison's step-mother, hoping that they would be able to get their happily ever after. But instead they have spent the last two years being underappreciated and their relationship going unnoticed. Ellison thought that she proved herself to the King when she helped to save his kingdom but he fails to change the laws that would allow her to marry William. When William begins to withdraw from Ellison and then Ellison finds out that her brother communicates with their dead mother but that she can't anymore due to her evilness, Ellison is devastated. Can she right her past wrongs to save her soul and her relationships?

I was surprised when I discovered a second book in the Cinderella series since the first book wrapped up so nicely- no loose ends, no cliffhanger, pretty much what I would call a happily ever after (you know, for a necromancer who conjures evil spirits and makes deals to battle darkness, it was pretty much roses!). Cinderella Necromancer was hands down one of my favorite Cinderella retellings due to the uniqueness, the world building, the horror and the great characters. I really enjoyed the first book so I knew I needed to read Inferno to see what would happen next, how a sequel would come into play. ​I did have a harder time getting into the plot for Inferno but overall it was a solid read.

I am happy to report that the horror elements and imagery are still going strong in this sequel, making goose bumps break out on my skin as well as check over my shoulder as I read late into the night. F.M knows her spooky and she delivers. Also, the twists were a nice surprise keeping me guessing as to what would happen next in the plot.

I was a little disappointed that there was not really the fairytale backbone to this story that I found in the first book and hope would continue in the this book. Also, I was hoping for more romance and sweet interactions, but that was not this story. Yet again there was what constitutes a happily ever after in this dark world, but after the last book I can't say that this is the end for Ellison and William- and it seems to be just the beginning for Edward and what he is capable of. I would not be disappointed if F.M. wrote another book in this world (just as long as there is a little bit more romance please!)

I am voluntarily reviewing this title.

**Catch up on the Cinderella, Necromancer series**

Book Blurb:

Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.

Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, 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 mean 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 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 and stepsisters' every whim and fancy.

Stumbling into a chance meeting of 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. But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince once more? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother?

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, she will have to decide whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.

Read my 4 Star Review of Cinderella, Necromancer HERE

Author Bio:

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.

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