Cinderella is dead, but this edition of the classic fairy tale has been passed down through generations of Cinderella’s. In a world where women don’t have any control over their fate and they are controlled by men, it is up to Cinderella to rise up and change it all. This is a dark twist on the classic Cinderella story. 200 years after finding her prince and living happily ever after, it’s over. Princesses are no longer required to attend the annual ball where their suitors will select a suitable partner. If they don’t go, they disappear. It’s time to stand up and fight for what you want in life – your freedom!
A mysterious letter caused Cinderella to wake up one night to find herself in a different world. At first, she hated all the changes in her life; especially how it was now against the law for girls to go without being married before their thirtieth birthday. But things have changed, the only choice many girls have is to do as they’re told and marry but not love. As Cinderella becomes aware of the extent of the tyranny, she works on finding a way out of her situation, by starting her own company called LAURA INC., helping others escape their arranged marriages as well. She has many ideas for improving society but must balance her personal life with her business dealings because she knows curiosity will get her into trouble eventually.
The world has turned upside down. The traditional story of Cinderella is dead: each year, young girls between 13 and 17 are forced to appear at the Annual Ball, where men choose whom they want to marry. The rules and regulations of these events have been passed down through generations with strict guidelines; it’s an exciting event where everyone is required to explore their true selves and find their dream partner. But one girl—young and naïve Cyd—wants none of that. She wants to live her life exactly as she wants instead of suddenly facing a future husband she doesn’t want! Not only that, but she wants no part in any partaking in society at all.
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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 the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .
This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.