Author: Kalynn Bayron
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy
Fiction > Young Adult > LGBTQA+
Fiction > Young Adult > Romance
Expected Publication: July 7th 2020 by Bloomsbury YA
Format Read In: Ebook
Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)
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.
My Review [MILD SPOILERS AHEAD]
Trigger warning: sexism, domestic violence, internalized homophobia, homophobia, sexual molestation, use of a love potion, threats of violence
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley. Thank you to the author and publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.