This Cinderella retelling our a unique spin on the original story. I loved the fact our main character Sophia was black, she had no qualms about her beliefs and wanting to be happy. Sophia and her bestfriend Erin were in love, but due to the laws they had to be picked at the choosing ceremony. I didn’t like Erin’s character, Sophia was so good to her and she treating her like crap.
Then Constance comes along, I love the friendship that progresses to more that they had. The romance is definitely slow burn but I really enjoyed it, the relationships and banter are done so well in this book. I love how Luke openly accepted that he was gay and had the same ideals/morals as Sophia.
One of my favorite parts was when Sophia was getting her hair done for the ball and the dressers wanted to straighten her hair because the king preferred it, instead of it curly. As a black woman that’s so relatable for me, our curls are discriminated against and to look more appealing to men or to other races we have to straighten our hair. I have two favorite quotes from this book which are “Just because they deny us doesn’t mean we cease to exist.” I feel like this relates so much to everything that’s going on with George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement. The last quote is “Do not be silent. Raise your voice. Be a light in the dark.”
I loved the twist on this Cinderella retelling, I can’t wait for it to be released so I can get my hands on a finished copy!
“Just because they deny us doesn’t mean we cease to exist.”Cinderella is Dead, Kalynn Bayron
I feel like both of these quotes relate so much to everything that’s going on with George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“Do not be silent. Raise your voice. Be a light in the dark.”Cinderella is a Dead Kalynn Bayron
Where to buy this book…
I loved the twist on this Cinderella retelling, I can’t wait for it to be released July 7th so I can get my hands on a finished copy! I will leave links below for pre-order or final copy when released! I listed some of the regular places and independent bookstores!