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Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

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 girl power society 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?

Empowering, flirty, and fun are all words I’d use to describe The Cinderella Society.

When I first picked it up I expected a cute story about a popular club, full of makeovers and cat fights at the mall. Little did I know that beneath the pink cover (which I love by the way) was an exclusive secret society that is concerned more with the happiness of the meek than how many pairs of Jimmy Choos they have in their closets. The Cindys aren’t catty or shallow; they’re poise, confident, and caring. I absolutely love how Cassidy has reinvented the classic popular girls and made them a part of a web of empowering female role models.

And then, of course, there was a healthy dose of drama. Between the mean girls -- the Wickeds -- and boys, Jess encountered her fair share of obstacles. The inclusion of everyday high school turbulence into her somewhat fantastical world really grounded the story and made it come to life.

With all of this going on, The Cinderella Society was a blast to read. I can’t wait to see Jess develop and grow even more in the next book.

4.5 Stars!


  1. ever since im a little kid i enjoy the story of cinderella that im older enought i collect some of the stuff toy. when im boke i ask may dad but i should finish some of may homework and custom essay.

  2. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jessica! You totally made my day. :-) Off to finish book 2 in the series with a smile on my face!

  3. Yay!! I'm so excited to read this!! Sounds like a totally fun concept... thanks for the review!

  4. Yes, Kay wrote a book that has such a positive message for girls!

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