Genre(s): Romance Fiction
Main Lead: Female
VB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 3 SWB 2 || TQ 2 SV 2 || Overall: 11
Number of Chapters: 137
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: July 16, 2018
Date of Last Update: October 31, 2019
VB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 1M
Number of Reviews: 21
Her mother is gone but she has her father. That is until he married again. With a new step mother and twin step sisters. They experience the ups and downs of daily life. From love, to work, getting ready for a debutante and being young that is until her father was murdered in front of their eyes.
While her step mother’s strange behavior gets worse as the days go by and under house arrest she finds out her lover is breaking their engagement to be with one of her step sisters?!
See how the story of Olivia Steel, a smart, respectful, beautiful and little mischievous young lady story begins.
Read about her encounters before the wheel of fate started and how she came to be Hinder-Rella.
Can she be strong enough to keep her sanity, to not miscarry and bring justice for the family members who died? Or will she fall into the pit of despair and have everything literally ripped from her because of a mysterious curse?
MysticF0X: The book is very fascinating and oddly addictive for a world that hasn’t been fully revealed yet. The characters are interesting and still mysterious, I like the assassin the most, I like to think of him as a ninja well I read but that’s just me :D.
blaze0625: Scarletbunny knows how to reel you into the story. One of the best I’ve read so far! I love the way she wrote a new spin on a Cinderella type story. The wicked step-mother is the worst type of person there is.
lynerparel: OK finally caught up to the recent chapter, yay 🙂
So Here is my review of this novel, this is basically a homage to Disney fairy tales not the old gritty original version of the fairy tales but the kid friendly version of Disney.
The story line and progress reminds me of Korean Dramas which by the way I personally like watching. The characters are fun and amusing to read as they somehow get into your skin.
The update speed is superb for an original author in webnovel who by the way isn’t getting paid.
The world building is the weak link for me but who cares I’m more interested in the characters anyway.
So overall this story is worth a read, you can even make it a bedtime story. 🙂
Xephyre: *Hey you reader! I recommend you to read this novel 🤣🤣*
This review is made based on my first impression only as I’m still on chapter 7.
Honestly I’m not a fan of the classic fairytales where the female MC needs to be saved by the prince charming or something. Idk if this is like that. but somehow, your novel felt me really intrigued. It got me hooked up and anticipate what would happen in the future.
5/5 The story is cool, original in its own way. Hinderella/Cinderella. With evil step mother and sisters in the future. I’m expecting it to become popular soon.
4/5 Characters.. is MC going to be bullied without much fight? Her father is overprotective, how could she be bullied? Well unless he dies? Or is he going to be super in love with the stepmother making him neglect his favourite daughter?
The lady Masama.. (funny, “Masama” in Tagalog means “bad”) her daughter was accidentally shoved with a cake and she already want to ruin the entire girls life? Is she just really too bad and unreasonable? Well atleast her character is really perfect for an antagonist. Just by reading a small part of her pov I already started hating her.
The bff’s are good. I decided that I love Blaire the most in this story.
(Above questions.. were the ones that popped up inside my head while reading and comparing it to the old Cinderella story.)
4.5/5 Flow. The spelling and grammar are excellent. I had to reread some sentences again to understand what’s going on. Maybe because the paragraphs are a bit long, kinda hurts my eyes that have bad astigmatism. haha but i really like how everything is so descriptive, I was able to imagine the scenes clearly in my head.
Added it in my library, and I’ll continue reading. I’ll support it. Goodluck!! And keep up the good work!!
Froschmo: Hello, Fro is here~~~!!
This story really give me a fairy tale drama vibe haha. It is interesting, cinderela version with more drama and interesting plots. Not really my cup of tea in reading, but it is okay since the story was good.
Writing quality : the author has good diction, the writing was easy to read, though sometime the author would make each sentence was too long. Need to shorten that a bit. There is still a bit typo and grammar mistakes, but overall is good. One more thing author, you have a habit to cut scene suddenly without any warn, so I felt a bit stifled when the feeling was building up and then the scene was suddenly cut off. For example in chap 10 I think, you have Eli paid attention at Olivia sweetly, make him corrected her hair style and then saying something sweet, but ended the scene suddenly. So I felt bit annoyed because the scene would become even more sweet if you end it more smoothly. Though in later chapters this habit was reducing, so maybe it was improvement.
Story development : there is something that bugged me, because even after 50 chapter, story hasnt mention anything about the legend of four founder (Norell etc) and what they are for since they was only mentioned random once and without any purpose. Also did this story has fantasy genre in it? Because you make the agni has something supernatural, like when loreley said something she has to obey her mother wheter she wanted it or not like her body was controled by witch thing or something. Also, one more thing, I dont know if you are forgot or not, in later chapter loreley mention her mother has been obsessed of avery, stalked him, kill his wife, and plan to get rid of his daughter. But I remember in early chapter, the first time agni heard about olivia was when she fell on laila on cafe. She even saw olivia’s photo and ask her people to search olivia background. This prove agni didnt know anything about avery’s daughter, when she claimed she hate avery’s daughter when she stalked avery in the past, so I hope you fixed them. And second thing was when avery was searching a new wife, is it coincidental that agni’s file was on avery’s matching document? And robin and amy was the ones collected the file. But loreley claimed that agni has been planning since years ago. Maybe you could smooth these up.
Character design : one thing that bugged me a lot is the crying. Your characters were too much a cry baby or maybe emotional, not only the MC. I dont know if it was only my bias. I just bit irritated seeing the character often cry or has their eyes tears up each time some thing happen, even over such a little thing like embarrassed. Another one is about avery, maybe it was because he was manipulated by agni, but when the first time avery angry at olivia (forgot what chap) when olivia was just being attacked and accused agni as preparator to her father. I think her father reaction is too extreme, he even insult sarcastically at his own daughter who was in this story his only baby even since his was died. To insult her like that when he though she was throwing tantrum was too extreme I think.
Another one is about Eli, there was a bit disparity about his character when the first time he showed up and his character in the next chapter. He was cold, only like to reading and ignore everyone. But when he apologized at olivia the next day, I think his image suddenly fell down. Maybe it was just my bias toward a cold type lol. But I just felt strange seeing him acting so shy and timid next. Felt so ooc hahah.
Well overall, other than the ones I mentioned above, all the character is good and OC enough.
World development : it was interesting seeing a noble like world with modern setting (phone and so on.) maybe you could try to explain the world more, like the country etc
Well, I think enough of my rambling, I dont want to bore you with my nonsense garbage lol, you did a good job with this story. Keeo your hard work!!
Story Post Last Updated: October 5, 2020