This dystopian fantasy book is set in a kingdom where the story of Cinderella is the divine word. The women of the kingdom are also oppressed, forced to marry whoever picks them at the annual ball, and doomed to shame if they go to three…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 02, 2021aly_wang rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Cinderella is Dead by Kaylnn Baron is a YA (young adult) fictional standalone, based on the classic fairytale of Cinderella and placed in a dystopian society. The main character, Sophia, lives in a society where the tale of Cinderella is…Read moreRead more of this comment
This retelling of Cinderella is a twisty, bloody, bleak, harsh, and a thrilling dystopian. It’s such a unique, creative, refreshing retelling! It was fun, original, and unpredictable! In fact, the first sentence had me hooked immediately!…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 08, 2021Isabella_S_03 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Cinderella is Dead is one of my new favorite novels inspired by a fairy tale. Kalynn Bayron
takes the original tale of Cinderella apart and turns it into a tale that is one entirely of her own creation. Sophia, the main character, lives…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 02, 2021Alejandrasantana4444 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Cinderella is Dead is a book that follows our main character, Sophia, as she learns the truth
about Cinderella’s story. It is an interesting story full of secrets, romance, friendship, and adventure. I really liked the plot twists and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 08, 2021books4_life rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Younger YA readers might like this book. It does a good job of representation without making any one identity a character's entire personality. But representation alone doesn't make a good book.
The plot is predictable and not very…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 18, 2021TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a darker twist on the classic fairy-tale that sadly did not meet the mark. The world building Bayron presents is intriguing, yet isn't explored well enough to build that connection with the reader.…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 09, 2021LoganLib_Sheridan rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I thought the feminist message was a bit hammered into the reader. It felt like it was a bit for younger readers too which is fine but you know, not for me. I think the message was just the right amount of complex, focused enough not to be…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 08, 2020Sybellah rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
While I love the beautiful and much-needed messages in the book, I didn't enjoy many of the key elements that are supposed to be used to make a story intriguing.
~ Great message
~ Fun story
~ Lack…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 19, 2020SofiaLB_2 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This telling of Cinderella's story was filled with mystery and really intrigued my imagination. I was immediately engulfed in Sophia's tragedies and her wonderful upbringing. I loved how dark and detailed Cinderella's story was told, and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Handmaid's Tale + Cinderella story turned rightside-up + Imperator Furiosa vibes = Cinderella Is Dead.
This fairy tale twist is delightful and highly relatable.
It is a hopeful revolution.
Do not be silent.
Raise your voice.
Be a…Read moreRead more of this comment