Can’t Wait Wednesday | Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Can’t Wait Wednesday | Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

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.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Published by Bloomsbury YA on 07/07/2020
Pages: 400

I’m a big fan of retellings and I don’t think I’ve ever read one based on Cinderella. I love the take that it’s been 200 years later and that things are far from a fairy tale anymore. Let’s not even mention that girls have to attend a ball to have men choose them for marriage.

I can’t wait to see how our main character becomes allies with the last descendant of Cinderella to fight the king. On top of that, look at these stunning covers! I love the US cover, but the UK one is stunning as well!

Cinderella is Dead release in July and in the UK in August! What do you think? Will you be reading Cinderella is dead? I know I will be picking up this book.

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