Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Finding Cinderella: A Novella


This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone. 

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.


Finding Cinderella was a good short story. I really liked the Hopeless books, so when I saw this book I was curious to see how it would be. Overall it was pretty good. 

The story starts off with one year ago when Daniel is hanging out int he storage closet and a girl stumbles across him. They don't know who the other is, but Daniel is drawn to her. They decide to pretend to love each other for one hour, make love to each other so they know what it is like. They have both been with other people, but never in love. After the hour is up Cinderella leaves and does not return to the storage closet again. 

Daniel  looks for her in every girl in school, but does not find her. That is until one year later when he sees Six in Sky's room (Sky is Holder girlfriend who is Daniels bff. Six is Sky's bff). He is instantly taken with her, and she seems to be just as effected by him. Holder warns Daniel to not touch Six, they are all friends and doesn't want it to be weird, but that doesn't stop him. They silly secret meet ups and they are just so cute together. So silly and fun. They are great together. Even though they have only known each other a short time they just work. 

Then Daniel finally realized that Six is Cinderella and well..then Six has to reveal her big secret. It wasn't really that surprising, and Daniel at first doesn't deal with things well, but the ending is so sweet. They are just so cute together! 

This book did a good job of just telling a short story. It did not have the feeling like the author was trying to fit a longer story into a few pages. It just flowed and went together naturally. A good read. 

Rating: 4/5

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