[ Reading ] ➶ Cinderella Is Dead Author Kalynn Bayron – Trishjohnsongolf.co.uk
QUEER BLACK GIRLS OVERTHROWING THE PATRIARCHY YES PLEASE Wholly Original And Captivating Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author Of A Curse So Dark And LonelyGirls Team Up To Overthrow The Kingdom In This Unique And Powerful Retelling Of Cinderella From A Stunning New Voice That S Perfect For Fans Of A Curse So Dark And LonelyIt S 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 AgainSixteen 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 To Cinderella S Story Than They Ever KnewThis 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 you had me at queer black girls overthrowing the patriarchy queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella just take my money THIS SOUNDS AMAZING We love to see books being sapphic from the first page Me, tearing up over a book with ownvoices lesbian black representation and a beautiful cover Never in my life Every single part of this summary is correct a YA fantasy in which queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella. I love all of these 2020 releases that are like Let s take a beloved classic.Maybe a dystopian world..Some romance..AND MAKE IT GAY.I m so down for all of these books my bookshelf is not ready. Thank you Edelweiss and Bloomsbury YA for the ARC.black, queer girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this fresh retelling of Cinderella perfect for A Curse So Dark and Lonely fans.i mean what else do i really need honestly honestly okay maybe right now I need other things first but let s not go into the abyss of dark thoughts this period is giving us all for a hot second.we all know i m a sucker for retellings, but I haven t found a cinderella one I actually care about but if a book is pitched as a revisitation of a classic that will make me question the tales I ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them i can t help but want it. Synopsis Sophia Grimmins is a 16 year old girl living in Lille fed up with the rules of an oppressive patriarchal society Every year the teen girls in the town are forced to attend a ball to offer themselves to eligible suitors for their hand in marriage, but Sophia has always had dreams of running away with her friend and love Erin When and incident at the ball leaves Sophia with no other choice but to run and leave everything behind or forfeit or life, she meets a descendant of Cinderella who s willing to help uncover the truth behind the legends of the Beloved Cinderella and what really happened the night of the ball.In this Fairytale retelling of Cinderella you ll follow a dangerous journey of two girls fighting for what they believe in no matter the cost My Thoughts Thank you Edelweiss for the ARC in exchange for my honest review I was overly excited to receive an ARC of this novel because I love reading YA fantasy retellings and when I saw that it was a sapphic fantasy with a Black Female Lead you best believe I hopped on the opportunity to read it as soon as possible.The story is set 200 years after Cinderella and Prince Charming have lived their happily ever after and Sophia is fed up with the rules that women and queer people alike have to live in order to survive King Manford s rule When Sophia has no choice but to leave her family behind after running from the ball she happens upon Constance, a direct descendant of one of the Ugly Stepsjsters, Gabrielle Constance reveals that the King has been lying about everything that has transpired since to keep his rule over the kingdom and the two venture to find the revered Fairy Godmother.I absolutely loved the original twist that Kalynn Bayron provided to Cinderella There were multiple queer characters, and great feminist representation The values that Sophia stood by really stood out to me because she never stopped speaking up for what she believed in, even when her own family didn t believe in her Sophia was also unapologetically queer and in love with her secret girlfriend Erin, and the way that she poured her heart into Erin time and time again broke my heart However, the slow burn love interest provided was the tops It was genuine and sweet and completely appropriate for a YA setting The antagonist was your standard YA Villain but really stood for a lot of things that we see in our society in the present I truly believe that this book could speak to a lot of readers from different backgrounds and that as a reader you ll be able to fall into the dark and brutal atmosphere of the book Wrap Up I really admired how the author was able make the story severe without making the focus solely on the character s trauma, it made it so I was able to enjoy the elements of the story but still focus on Sophia s journey I would absolutely recommend this story to anyone who loves fairytale retellings.