Monday, April 19, 2010

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Book:  The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Release date:  April 13, 2010

Number of pages:  320

Publisher:  Egmont

From:  Publisher


When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother…

Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret society of popular girls dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.

… be careful what you wish for.

Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.

What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?

Kay Cassidy’s debut novel was awesome.  It was so much more than just a chick-lit story.  Don’t let the cover fool you.  This new series is one to be on the lookout for!

The idea of the Cinderella Society was beyond clever.  The whole story was so unique and interesting.  I envied the relationships of the sisters.  They were so close and they were all so great.  Their purpose was to help protect people from the Wickeds and at first I thought it would be cheesy.  Luckily, it wasn’t.  Kay Cassidy took it deeper than that and introduced a league of women who dedicated their lives to help protect others.  It was a super cool idea.

Jess was the greatest.  She was hilarious in how clumsy she was with the guy she liked and so brave in trying to stand up for others.  She wasn’t overdone though.  While she thrived on trying to help others she couldn’t help herself against the same people.  She had to learn how to believe in herself just like every other teenage girl in the world.

Overall, The Cinderella Society was a quick, fun read with some deeper meaning.  I was drawn in from the start and I know the second book will be the same way for me because there were some questions left unanswered.  Spring 2011 can’t get here fast enough!

First line:  There are moments in life when you know things will never be the same.

Writing:  5/5

Characters:  4/5

Plot:  5/5

Ending:  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Overall:  23/25=A-

Cover:  5/5=A++

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