Ella, The Slayer

Ella The Slayer The flu pandemic of took millions of souls within a few short weeks Except it wasn t flu and death gave them back Seventeen year old Ella copes the best she can caring for her war injured father

  • Title: Ella, The Slayer
  • Author: A.W. Exley
  • ISBN: 9781514647547
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • The flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks.Except it wasn t flu and death gave them back.Seventeen year old Ella copes the best she can caring for her war injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals Vermin they re called, like rats they spread pestilence with their bite Ella s world collides with anThe flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks.Except it wasn t flu and death gave them back.Seventeen year old Ella copes the best she can caring for her war injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals Vermin they re called, like rats they spread pestilence with their bite Ella s world collides with another when she nearly decapitates a handsome stranger, who is very much alive.Seth deMage, the new Duke of Leithfield, has returned to his ancestral home with a mission from the War Office to control the plague of vermin in rural Somerset He needs help he just didn t expect to find it in a katana wielding scullery maid.Working alongside Seth blurs the line between their positions, and Ella glimpses a future she never dreamed was possible But in overstepping society s boundaries, Ella could lose everything home, head and her heart

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  • A.W. Exley

    Books and writing have always been an enormous part of my life I survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company At university, I overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.I write gaslamp and fantasy historical novels from my home in rural New Zealand.Sign up to my newsletter if you want details on new releases, specials and competitions awexley newsletter

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  • When I saw this book on GR a few weeks ago, I was , “Wait, what? Cinderella and zombies? I have to read this! Ella is the local zombie slayer in a town called Leithfield in 1918. A pandemic attacked the community and those infected are turned into what they called “vermins” or more commonly, zombies. Ella is a likable character, a certified kick-ass, who always wielded a katana and preferred trousers over dresses. I was just bothered that despite her bad-ass status, she still cowered in fr [...]


  • "To escape from reality, I dream of a time when there was only one type of death."Well, that's something you don't read everyday. Imagine Cinderella, but more badass, like killing-zombies-kind-of-badass and living in a Downton Abbey world. Can't visualize it? Well then you have to read this novel because surprisingly, Zombie killer Cinderella and Historical Fiction are a fit. And A.W Exley made it work.Ella, The Slayer is made of lovely writing, a slow burn romance and a well thought plot. I adm [...]


  • A upper young adult Cinderella retelling, set in Downton Abbey with a slight zombie problem.It's weird. But then you didn't expect "normal" from me, did you? ;)


  • Cinderella and zombies? Sign me up! That was my first thought when I picked this book up back in 2016. Yes, I know, that's a long time ago. I'm trying to work through my tbr before buying new books. I digress.Ella has a big problem on her hands. People are dying from the flu, only they're coming back to life. Ella is a scullery maid yet has the ability to control the undead by decapitating them. She runs into a Duke and they team up to save Somerset. Can Ella and Seth control the vermin while ma [...]


  • A Cinderella retelling where the heroine carries a sword and fights off the "undead".at had me sold.This was a unique spin on the fairytale. While I found it to be an ok read, at times I felt as if the dialogue was overly detailed. I also would have liked more depth and more of a connection between the hero and heroine. their relationship just had a generic feel to it. I don't think it was worth its current price tag of $3.99 either. I will still likely check out more of this writer's work in th [...]


  • Such a weird weird bookI love weird books so when I saw the cover of this book, I immediately want to read it. I mean,Cinderella as a zombie hunter?! Count me in.What I like about the book is that, it's unique.Ella, The Slayer is the type of book that will intrigue the hell out of you.Just imagine a Nikita type of Cinderella in the World War Z setting. I love that Ella is a badass sword wielding English girl and that this story doesn't have that silly love story Disney have.This book doesn't hav [...]


  • Ella’s life has been rough turned into the scullery maid after her father returned from war brain dead her step-mother took full advantage of her. With her father an invalid it’s fallen on Ella to protect the farm from the vermin known as Zombies. She’s even become the town slayer keeping a log book of all that she’s had to dispatch. After disposing of her most recent kill Ella encounters Seth the Duke who is return from war to run the area. Not wanting to be known as a lowly scullery ma [...]


  • I don’t read a lot of fairy tale retellings, so I figured it was time to do just that. And how could I resist a retelling of Cinderella, taking place after World War I, with zombies! Yep, zombies.Now, the zombies don’t dominate the story. They are there, lurking in the background, threatening to burst onto the scene at any given time. Sometimes, they do. And that’s where Ella opens up a can of whoop ass.Ella didn’t ask to be the town’s protector, executioner. She was kind of forced int [...]


  • I really wasn't a fan of this book - it just wasn't for me Normally with Cinderella retellings it doesn't bother me as much, but now I still hated the 'evil stepmother' trope (which is definitely the trope I hate the most, but I normally forgive in this occasion) Also I think I figured I don't really like books set in the Regency period - this one was definitely not set on it, one century after, but it still had the feeling of it - just no romances with Dukes and Lords for me, I think that's itY [...]


  • A.W. Exley’s series Artifact Hunters is one of my favorite steampunk romances. When I heard that she was doing a Cinderella retelling, I was veeeery excitedKES * Atmosphere. Downtown Abbey is one of my favorite historical series. Ella, The Slayer has the same background of English countryside and nobility that is trying to adapt to the modern world. * Ella was not a pushover. One of the reasons why I do not like retellings of Cinderella so much, is cause she was such a Mary Sue. Why did she st [...]


  • In the early 20th century, the flu epidemic tore through England killing many. As the people try to recover from such a huge loss, a new plague comes in to wreak havoc on the people. Those who died are coming home. Much like the pest that many blamed for spreading the flu, their bites are spreading this new plague. The country is overrun but their morals have many believing that killing these previously dead people will send their souls into damnation. When Ella kills one, she opens the door to [...]


  • "We all pulled together to nurse the sick and bury the fallen.Except it wasn't the flu.And they didn't stay dead."Zombies? Sign me up. Ella, The Slayer was such a fun, unique retelling of the Cinderella story many know and love. Set soon after the outbreak of the Spanish Influenza, Ella is caring for her father, taking care of her home, living with a monster of a step mother and all the while, clearing the town of the "vermin."Ella, The Slayer is a masterfully written retelling that is engaging [...]


  • I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewElla the Slayer was a fun twist on the Cinderella fairy tale. Cinderella was never one of my favorites because as a character, she's rather weak. Ella isn't weak-- a definite improvement in my opinion. Add in zombies and you have all the makings for an imaginative retelling.Ella was a well-written, strong character. Not only did she wait hand and foot on her stepmother and two stepsisters, but she also patroled her land, slayin [...]


  • Review to come! Thoroughly enjoyable twist on Cinderella.***************See what happens when I don't review immediately? Time slips away from me. I'd blame the chemo, but really, it's just me. SO! This was quite the twist on Cinderella. Ella is the Slayer because everyone else is such a chickenshit and are willing to let this young girl do the dirty work for them. And the Duke is a soldier returning from war to pick up the helm of the family seatwhy would he ever want a simpering twit as a part [...]


  • This is the second book I read during my holidays. Ella the Slayer was a confusing mix of Cinderella meets Downton Abbey meets The Walking Dead. I picked this up expecting it to be some kind of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', which I liked a lot, but zombies are really not my cup of tea, and without the ridiculousness (and I mean this in the best possible way) that made me enjoy P&P&Z this turned out to be a disappointment. The book as a whole was ok and the twist at the end was cool, [...]


  • FREE on series on Kindle UnlimitedI'm not one for historical novels, however, this one has a background of WWI which is rarely used and I appreciated this as a added difference to this one. The book is essentially based in the aftermath of the war in 1919 verging on to the 'flapper' era and the rise of the suffragette. So, having said that Ella is a modern woman and the local zombie slayer.I enjoyed this one, it's well written and I'm surging on to the next novel.


  • Оригинальная история Золушки) Вроде с зомби еще не было))) На один раз сойдет. Само больше меня выбесила концовка. Из-за нее поставила бы вообще тройку Нет ну понятно что здесь цепочки для второй книги, но чисто логически героиня идиотка, что так поступила с мачехой % потом из- [...]



  • "You shouldn't be out in the woods alone. There are undead about, but I suspect you know that."What gave it away? Maybe the piece of red matter stuck to my boot. Was that spinal column? I snorted back a giggle.I picked this story up because of its author. Not because Exley has proven to be a such a competent and intriguing writer in the past that I couldn't pass on the opportunity to read another of her books but, on the contrary, because I thought Nefertiti's Heart was so, quote unquote, bad it [...]


  • Loved this book! Cinderella plus zombies was way better than I thought it would be! The romance was a bit cheesy but would it be horrible if I said I loved it anyways? Sometimes a cheesy romance is exactly what I need. My only complaint would be that this book could have been longer and the plot flushed out a little more. Plus a little more character development. At the same time I was glad for the quicker pace because it made it really easy to read. It was also meant to be a Cinderella retellin [...]


  • I'm not a "fairy tale retelling" person. I don't love books where I'll know the ending from the first word of the title. Cinder by Marissa Meyer convinced me to give the genre a chance and now I'm a little more open to the subject. That being saidTHIS IS THE BUTT-KICKING, ZOMBIE-SLAYING, FIREPLACE-SCRUBBING, WWI PTSD-CONFRONTING CINDERELLA I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED IN MY LIFE. READ THIS BOOK.There's JUST enough romance to fit the Cinderella story and JUST enough gore to keep the zombies fascinating. [...]




  • Also posted on my blog Got My Book.Real Rating = 3.5While I enjoyed some parts quite well, in the end this YA Historical Fantasy was disappointing.Source: I received this book free in return for an honest review, courtesy of Audiobook JukeboxOK DETAILS:Ella, the Slayer by AW Exley, read by Gabrielle de Cuir, published by Skyboat Media (2016) / Length: 8 hrs 21 minSERIES INFO:This is Book #1 of 2 (so far), in the "Serenity House" series. Both book are available on audio. Book #3, Alice, the Playe [...]


  • I'm going to start out by saying I really enjoyed this book. That being said, I also had some issues with it. The setting and the premise were ideal -- they went hand in hand in a way I never would have expected, but somehow worked very well. However, the setting also irked me -- possibly because I didn't feel it in a way I'm used to feeling it in historicals. I didn't get a good feel of the time period. I don't know if this is from a lack of my deep inside knowledge of the time (I'm admittedly [...]


  • Improved as the story wentAfter the first chapter I almost stopped reading. The story had the main character explaining the whole situation in her thoughts while she as sitting down in the morning. Then, she meets Seth, who is a Lord (right after killing a vermin) and immediately swoons after him (literally saying she wants to fall into his arms). I'm sorry, but even if a girl thinks a guy is attractive when she meets him she doesn't want to fall into his arms. Normally she thinks, "wow, he look [...]


  • njkinnysblog/2015/08/bElla, The Slayer. The name itself had me intrigued and then add the beautiful cover with the heroine wearing such a fetching gown, I just knew I had to check it out!The blurb is also pretty interesting and peeks our interest at first glance.This book is very different from the other books that I have read. I am not a fan of undead people but here I didnt mind them that much. The story flows fluidly and had me enjoying.The author's writing style is simple and I loved her wor [...]


  • So I do love a book that involves the undead but usually they are roaming about in the present time or a near dystopian future, I have never read a book where they are roaming about in the past.It is the early part of the twentieth century, the first world war has ended, flu has ravaged the world's population killing millions, it has also brought many back to life.Ella lives with her father, who was injured in the war, her step mother and two step sisters, like a certain fairy tale princess she [...]


  • This is a silly, fun and light read. The series isn't amazing but it does pass the time and all of the books in the series are quick reads. It is a different take on Cinderella and I did have fun reading this book although it is lacking in a lot of areas. I gave it a 2 star rating because the story and the characters just feel unfinished. Even though I wasn't bored I didn't particularly think it was anything but a 2 star read. I didn't hate it but I didn't much care either way. I would still rec [...]


  • When I read the summary, I really wanted to read this story so, so much ;-) It is an interesting story that made me fall in love with it chapter by chapter. Ella has a strong personality, she needs to with such a stepmother, and the vermin walking across the countryside. The people rely on her so much that she has become their 'professional vermin killer'.She covers her feelings behind a fassade, but Seth is there and breaks down her walls :) They fall in love and show us what really matters - l [...]


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