Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub. Date: April 13th 2010
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source Of Copy: Contest prize.

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?

Nicely written The Cinderella Society is a book I would recommend to all girls, especially ones who don't feel belonged anywhere. It's not just a story about a transformation of a girl to someone more confident but also to be a better person to the society.

To be honest the book didn't capture my attention at first. Seems like the first few chapters were very dragging even though I understand that they are to set up the background and explain everything about the Cindys and their society. All the makeover: clothes, hair ect don't interest me at all. I kept wondering when the good part would come and thankfully it did.

The nice thing about this book is even if the plot is somewhat typical, there's still something new to it. The society is huge and solid with history and stuff, making things more excited when you start finding out about the inside. Also, its goal is great. Cindys aren't there just to feel good about themselves but to go out there and help fight against the bad side as well. I love how the author sort the girls into two groups: Cindys, Wickeds, and Reggies. Very relatable and fun.

What I like the best about the book is the character development. Jess is changed for good but at times I think she headed the wrong way too which caused lots of emotions and provokes lots of thoughts too. Her relationship with Ryan is fun to read. It's sweet at first as if it was a fairy tale then everything gets complicated, which makes the story more realistic than ever.

The end of the book is good, opening a whole new chapter of life for the character and promising a good start for the next installment of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Anonymous said...

I've heard this book has a great message. I look forward to reading it. It sounds adorable. :D

Kirthi said...

I like how it sounds, a 3.5 doesn't look so appealing, but maybe I'll give it a try.
Great review!

Krista/Tower of Books said...

This seems like a cute, light read. Thanks for the review.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I have this in my TBR pile and am about to read it soon. Glad you did enjoy it for the most part. It seems like a cute read.