Evil stepmother. Broken girl. No fairy godmother.
Elena Parker needs help. Her abusive stepfamily has made her a real Cinderella. It's her darkest secret, and one she intends to keep, but when a childhood friend returns, it might not be so easy.
A contemporary love story filled with characters you love and love to hate, Shattered is a uniquely dark, modern spin on the classic fairytale that proves that the love of a friend can be just as powerful as any spell.
Shattered Glass is the first book in Zara Hoffman's Fearful Fairytales series, a collection of contemporary fairytale retellings without magic.
How could I write a fairytale retelling series without this classic princess? The series idea may have come to me in 2011 with the idea for my Alice in Wonderland retelling (Book 6), but the moment I decided to make it a series, this idea arrived with all the key pieces already fleshed out.
It would be young adult. Again, there would be no magic. The prince would have a brother. It would involve the dark topic of domestic abuse, because it’s in the original story and Disney’s glossing over it always annoyed me.