It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .
This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.
|First of all, THIS COVER!! I absolutely love a beautiful, rich cover. |
Now for the review.
Awesomely written tale! The story grabs you from the first few pages with the main character’s, Sophia, wit and sass. This was a great spin on the Cinderella tale as the gender roles are reversed and women’s rights are at the forefront. This novel takes you on a ride that does not end until the last page! Very well written! And that twist! So unexpected! Great debut novel!