Cinderella Is Dead

Cinderella Is Dead

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.

Title:Cinderella Is Dead
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781547603886
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    Cinderella Is Dead Reviews

  • Kai

    I’d pitch this as Black Cinderella falls in love with Merida and together they destroy the patriarchy.I had extremely high hopes for this one because the premise is really fucking good. And while I ...

  • halfirishgrin

    So this book has been described as queer black girls overthrowing the patriarchy and yep...that's basically what it is!!This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020, and it didn't disappoint. It ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Another reviewer used the terms "predictable, important, and frustrating" to describe this book, and I have to wholeheartedly agree. I thought for sure that this would be the easiest 5 stars I'd give ...

  • ???lia???

    you had me at "queer black girls overthrowing the patriarchy"...

  • Lex Kent

    3.50 Stars. I’m a huge fan of fairytale retellings so this was one of my more anticipated books of the year. I noticed that the early reviews seemed to be a bit mixed. People either loved the book o...

  • Ari

    BLOG | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | WaterstonesThank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury YA for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are mine. "I think we sometimes make the mistake of thinking monsters a...

  • C.G. Drews

    It's time for Cinderella with a very very different twist. Which I am so here for! Also completely in love with this cover (both editions really) and just how furious women in beautiful ballgowns read...

  • Renaissance Kate

    2.5 starsWhile I was excited about the premise of this book, unfortunately it did not deliver. I loved the representation of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ characters, as this is incredibly important and something ...

  • Abby

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first few chapters of this book, I was instantly captivated and moved by the authors powerful words that held true not just within the story.I did feel as though the story beg...

  • Peyton Reads

    4.5 stars...