Ash, by Malinda LoRead about another entry on the list.
A Cinderella update unlike any you’ve seen before, Lo’s Ash spins a dark, lovely take on the tale. Ash feels lost at the hands of her cruel stepmother, but perhaps a pact with the decidedly dangerous fairy Sidhean will help her overcome her circumstances. But it’s her bond with the Queen’s huntress, Kaisa, that is ultimately empowering and redeeming, and worth risking everything for. Lo’s enchanting, exquisite take on the old fairytale leaves you rethinking tropes and norms, all while reveling in breathless storytelling.
Ash is among Rachel Paxton-Gillilan's seven best YA Cinderella retellings.