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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:

If the Shoe Fits Giveaway

18 Mar, 2010 by in etsy 45 comments

Today’s giveaway is from Jewelparadise, and is inspired by the book “Cinderella Society.” Here’s what this Etsy seller has to say about her shop…From a young age, I was distracted by anything that sparkled. I’m not surprised that this is where I ended up.

Welcome to jewelparadise!
This is my modest little shop where I sell my jewelry creations.
For more about me, feel free to check out my blog at and follow my twitter at ! Both will keep you updated on my jewelry-related activities. I’m also available at, if you want to check out some of my favorite pictures, both of jewelry for sale and my personal jewelry.

About my sections:
Sweet Shop – my collection of dessert-y, almost edible jewelry
Locked Love – all things involving keys, locks, and hearts
Flora – my flowers!
Charmed – jewelry involving miscellaneous charms and dangles
Once Upon a Time – everything mystical, fantastical, plucked from a fairytale.
Precious – sterling silver pieces.

To Enter To Win a handmade Cinderella slipper necklace: leave your name and email address below
Additional entries
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Contest ends on April 18, 2010 and is open internationally. Please email us of you cannot comment below or donate via Paypal. Thanks and Good Luck!

I’m Running A Little Behind

11 Mar, 2010 by in ARC tour, YA fiction 2 comments

Because I have been doing this!
20 food kits and 50 hygiene kits for the victims of the Chile earthquake. So far I have paid for it all out of pocket. We have $10 already donated in $75 in giveaway pledges. It is such a worth while cause. We really need a lot more money to help. This is enough for four-six families. It is a start and it goes in the mail today!!! Click the yellow DONATE button on the right hand sidebar. Every little bit helps and 100% goes directly to Chilean families.
So…since I am late 🙂 Here are my last three week’s “In My Mailbox Posts”

If you are interested in being on my ARC tour lists for any of these titles, please email me the name of the book and your address. THANKS!