Shadows on the Moon - Zoë Marriott

The authors says at the end of the book that she was inspired in Cinderella's story. To be honest, I don't see the resemblance (thankfully). To me, it is a mixture of Hamlet and Memories of a Geisha. There is a strong urge for revenge (for her father's and cousin's death), Suzume's mother has also betrayed her own husband, and Suzume's life is consumed by the desire of revenge.

 

To make this happen, she has to become a Shadow Bride, and this is where the similarity with Memories.. is. She adopts a new identity, she becomes popular and beautiful, she is the apprentice of a former famous Shadow Bride.

 

I liked the world created by the author, the shadow-weaving, the setting in a fictitious site in Japan.