A huge thank you to Netgalley and Bloomsbury YA for this review copy!

*Publication Date: 6th August 2020*

The blurb from the back of the book:

It’s 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball . are forfeit.

But Sophia doesn’t want to be chosen – she’s in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia’s night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world .

An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!


“Be a light in the dark.”

What an amazing read! This was such a unique take on Cinderella and I loved every bit of it.

I loved Sophia and her determination. She fought for what was right and what she wanted. She was such a strong character.

Constance was also a strong character and one I loved. I loved the relationship between her and Sophia too.

The story was well written, fast paced and full of action. There were twists that I didn’t see coming, and I loved every second of it!

The plot was really interesting and I found after I finished it that I wanted more. Despite this being a standalone (I think! 🤔) I would love to see what happens next.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️