Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Ava's Pick:

Freaking amazing. This book really is queer black girls overthrowing the patriarchy and *flails* I am HERE for it. There were so many twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and I loved the effortless way Bayron turned this classic fairytale on its head to make it a modern anthem of feminism and empowerment. -Ava

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where men select wives based on the level of finery a girl displays. If a suitable match is not found, the girls left behind are forfeited—never heard from again. Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. When she flees the ball in a moment of desperation, she begins a journey that reveals the dark secrets of Cinderella’s tale and leads her to a love she never expected. Her only hope is to destroy the king once and for all.

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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