We all know the story of Cinderella from the point of view of the titular young woman, but what about from her stepmothers point of view? This novel, by Danielle Teller, seeks to turn the original fairytale on its head and shed some light on the stepmother, Agnes. However, rather than being a strict retelling of Cinderella, Teller starts off in Agness childhood, explaining how her story began.
All the Ever Afters contains examples of:
- Adaptation Expansion: The premise of the story, which seeks to expand on Agness backstory and motivations.
- Adaptational Heroism
- Adaptational Villainy
- Babies Make Everything Better: Averted, this is what makes Agnes leave the abbey and causes Fernan to stop caring for her, especially when both children turn out to be girls (although considering he already knocked up one maid before her, he probably would have moved on quickly anyway).
- Convenient Miscarriage: What Fernan hopes for after he gets Agnes pregnant with Charlotte.
- Fractured Fairy Tale
- The Middle Ages
- Surprise Pregnancy: Agnes doesnt realize shes pregnant until Fernan starts acting brusquely with her.