One of my favorite under-the-radar releases of 2010 was Kay Cassidy’s The Cinderella Society. When sixteen-year-old Jess Parker is invited to join the Cindys, a secret society dedicated to defeating the Wickeds, the mean girls of the world, she is swept into a world of secrets, makeovers, and self-improvement. But when the Wickeds strike back, Jess finds out a bit more about the powers that be behind the Cindys and the other girls who are falling to the wayside in this confrontation, ultimately having to decide whether she herself is meant to be a Cindy. The Cinderella Society is a total girl-power tale that encourages girls, as their tagline says, “to celebrate your strength, embrace your future, be extraordinary.”
June 28th marks the paperback release of The Cinderella Society, and Kay has generously offered a signed copy of The Cinderella Society to one lucky reader (US only), along with a special Cinderella Society glass slipper bookmark!
Thanks again to Kay Cassidy for the fantastic giveaway!
Kelly Jensen is a former librarian turned editor for Book Riot. She's the author of IT HAPPENS: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader and the forthcoming Feminism For The Real World (Algonquin Young Readers, Spring 2017).