Cold Hearted

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the COLD HEARTED by Serena Valentino Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book

Title: COLD HEARTED (Villains #8)

Author: Serena Valentino

Pub. Date: July 6, 2021

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

This was supposed to be her happily ever after…

It’s a familiar tale: A kind and beautiful young girl, reeling from loss. A doting father, frantic to bring a mother’s love back into his daughter’s life. And the selfish, cruel woman who insinuates herself into that family―a woman so unfeeling, so cold hearted, that when her new husband dies, she makes the girl a servant in her own home.

But who is that evil stepmother, that icy lady of the house? How did she become so closed off that, in the face of a child’s grief, she thought only to seek wealth and power for herself and her abhorrent daughters? Before that fateful ball, before the glass slipper and the prince, there was another story―a story of love and grief, of hope and of dreams dashed. It is the story of Lady Tremaine.

Even the coldest of villains are sometimes wives and mothers, women who loved and lost and hoped for something grander for their lives . . . once upon a dream.

The latest novel in Serena Valentino’s deliciously devious Villains series introduces the most famed and hated wicked stepmother of them all―but turns everything you know about her on its head.

 

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My Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Ever wondered why Lady Tremaine and her daughters were so awful to Cinderella? In Cold Hearted you will find the answer.

I really enjoyed seeing Cinderella’s story from the other perspective. Cinderella has written her Fairy Godmother to ask for help. Ever since she has started living her Happily Ever After, her step-sisters, Anastasia & Drizella were left to rot in their cottage with their mom, Lady Tremaine. Cinderella is requesting Fairy Godmother’s help to rescue her step-sisters. So the Fairies decide to read Lady Tremaine’s story to decide whether or not to help.

We finally get to see why Lady Tremaine was such a horrible person – she wasn’t always that way. Watch the story unfold and decide if you would help the step-sisters or leave them to rot.

This book was a fun read. I know I was completely caught off guard to learn the other side. The pacing was pretty fast, I finished the book in a couple days. The plot wasn’t what I expected, and I found it charming. I wish we were able to see what happened to the sisters in the end, the story just sort of stopped. Other than that it was a really enjoyable read.

 

About Serena:

Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, Odd Sisters, Evil Thing, and Cold Hearted.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of COLD HEARTED, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/1/2021

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7/2/2021

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7/3/2021

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Week Two:

7/4/2021

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7/5/2021

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7/6/2021

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7/8/2021

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Week Three:

7/11/2021

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7/12/2021

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7/13/2021

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7/14/2021

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7/16/2021

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7/17/2021

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Week Four:

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7/19/2021

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7/20/2021

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7/21/2021

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7/22/2021

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7/23/2021

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Week Five:

7/25/2021

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7/26/2021

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7/27/2021

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7/28/2021

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7/30/2021

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7/31/2021

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