Monday, June 2, 2014

Early Review: Cinderella's Dress

Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton
ISBN: 1622663403
Pages: 340
Source: Entangled Publishing

Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dresses is even tougher.
Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dresses, life gets complicated.
Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart, Johnny, stuck in the middle of battle, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.
After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

Hello lovelies, today I've got an early review of Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton which comes out tomorrow! So be sure to check it out when it comes out! 

Kate is what you can call a reluctant model, her mom wants her to be the best at everything in the media world, modeling, acting, you know, those things. What Kate really wants to do is to create window displays and not have herself compared to a fellow model at all times. Things start to get a bit interesting when her great aunt and uncle appear on her doorstep on night, from Hungary, bearing an old chest. Her g-aunt says that the chest contains THE Cinderella's dresses and they have been charged with keeping it safe from the evil stepsisters and their descendants who want the happy ever after they want (but don't deserve.) Cinderella's Dress had a lot of potential for me, the whole premise was really interesting and the prologue was super hooking. As time went on, things started dragging a bit, and I'll be honest, I began to loose interest in the characters. They had interesting and quirky relationships that kept you entertained, but I couldn't connect with Kate for the most part which kind of left me hanging. At the same time, the story really emphasizes women's role during WWII and it contains a special story of a girl who is charged with something she doesn't necessarily want to do. I kind of expected to learn more about Cinderella and the importance of the dresses, the shoes, but everything remained sort of vague and unanswered. I think for me, that was the biggest downer because that was what I wanted to discover the most - the story behind this guardianship role that Kate must take on. One last thing, the romance was probably my favorite aspect of the story. Kate and Johnny are definitely an adorable couple and I approve 100%. I think for this book, you have to read it with more of a historical outlook than a fairy tale one, concentrate more on Kate living during WWII rather than obsess over Cinderella. That, I believe, will make this story a lot more enjoyable! So with that said, definitely give it a try! Oh and also, isn't that cover gorgeous??

3 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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