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The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

April 12th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

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Source: Received for review

Availability: In stores April 13, 2010

Publisher: EgmontUSA

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Description from Amazon.com: Sixteen-year-old Jess Parker survives by staying invisible. After nine schools in ten years, she’s come to terms with life as a perpetual new girl, neither popular nor outcast. At Mt. Sterling High, Jess gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join The Cinderella Society, a secret club of the most popular girls in school, where makeovers are the first order of official business. But there’s more to being a Cindy than just reinventing yourself from the outside, a concept lost on Jess as she dives tiara-first into creating a hot new look.

With a date with her popular crush and a chance to finally fit in, Jess’s life seems to be a perfect fairy tale. That is until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s archenemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers her new sisterhood is about much more than who rules Mt. Sterling High School. It’s a centuries-old battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys need Jess on special assignment. But when the mission threatens to destroy her new dream life, Jess is forced to choose between this dream realized and honoring the Sisterhood. What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?

I was in such a reading funk before picking up this book and boy was it a great choice.  I loved the plot and the idea of a secret society that isn’t about being rich, popular or some supernatural being.  Instead these are positive, female role models who use their “powers” for good.  The cast of characters are great and provide a wide range of the good girls who are beautiful and rich but so nice you can’t hate them.  Then there are the “wicked” girls who use their power to dominate and intimidate others.  Jess’s love interest, Ryan, was also a favorite of mine.  I never get tired of seeing the handsome, good guy who sees beneath the surface of a person rather than judging others on superficial appearances.   Kay Cassidy also leaves you guessing as to who is a Cindy and then there is the shocking background of one of the Wickeds.  Is she truly wicked?

This story reminds me of those fables you read as a child where their is a moral that is teaching you a life lesson.  This story definitely appeals to me because I’m sure most girls at some point wish they had a fairy godmother or someone else to help give them a makeover and transform them from an outsider to one of the elite in the social ladder.  This book will definitely leave you wanting more and I cannot wait for the next book in the series.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

2 Responses

  1. The1stdaughter

    I’ve been seeing the cover for this one around quite a bit and I wasn’t too sure about it. But after your review I think I’m definitely going to have to pick it up. Thank you for the great review!

  2. dsuzuki

    I hope you enjoy it!

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