The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

18 Mar, 2010 by in book review 7 comments

To be published April 13th 2010 by Egmont USA

details Hardcover, 320 pages


isbn 1606840622 (isbn13: 9781606840627)

4.5 stars

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?

I received an advanced reader copy of this book in a package from Egmont USA, and I have to admit it blew me away! Kay’s writing had me hooked from the beginning with wise and witty one liners…perfect gems of sentences that got me laughing! As I read further I saw the underlying theme of being the best you can be, lifting others up, service and seeking for excellence as a woman. The Cinderella Society is about much more than a makeover or the right clothes; it’s about the war between good and evil.
Jess, the main heroine, is in the process of discovering who she is. She has self-doubts but reaches beyond herself in the end. And her fairy tale crush…well, he is swoon worthy! The chemistry between Jess and Ryan is irresistible and by the end of the book I wanted more! The only little qualm I had with the book was the insertion of the “F’ word. It seemed so out of place to me because the rest of the book is entirely without swearing. Hopefully it gets mysteriously left out of the final copies 😉 All in all an amazing read, would recommend it! 4.5 stars!
Please comment below and email me your street address to if you want to join the ARC tour for this book:

7 Responses to “The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy”

  1. Serpentine Librarian

    The Cinderella Society has been on my wishlist for awhile, your review makes me more eager to read it! And, I would love to join the ARC tour.


  2. Nichole Giles

    Ooh, me me! That book sounds fabulous. Love your reviews. You know where to find me.

  3. GABY

    Ohhh I want to read this book soooo much!!! I have it on my list of teen-chick-lit challenge.

    4.5 stars! I guess its really good 😉 Reading your review just make me want to read it sooner.

    magabybc AT gmail DOT com

    I want to join the ARC tour please!! (if its international)

  4. Kay Cassidy

    Thanks so much for the lovely review! And I agree on the sole F word – although it was very true to the moment for that character, I opted to remove it during copyedits so it will not appear in the final version of the book. It just felt out of place. 🙂

  5. FireandIce

    YAY Kay! The ARC tour is International so long as you are willing to ship to someone else internationally…please all of you send me your street address to and I will put together the list. Please include if you are willing to ship internationally or not. Thanks


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