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Cinderella Is Dead
Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron
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MollyLooby
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I have not managed to read a book since my son was born (almost 6 months ago), but this week I read Cinderella is Dead cover to cover and loved every word. My soul is full again 🥰

LiteraryinLawrence Welcome back to reading! And of course congrats on being a mom! 19h
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50 pages into this book and getting real taylor swift ivy vibes 🥰 does anyones associate books with songs 😊

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Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈
Couldn't believe this beauty was on the banned book table at Barnes & Noble! I will never rid my copy because I love the Love this book teaches. What's normal for some doesn't mean it's right for everyone. Let's love unconditionally!

❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍

BooksNBowls Oooh, I have this one on my TBR shelf! 3w
KateReadsYA @BooksNBowls it's a good one :) 3w
TheBookHippie 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 3w
swynn Yep, it's on the list of books that Texas legislator Matt Krause wants removed from school libraries. Yay for banned books! 3w
Branwen I love this book too! 3w
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BriannaT
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Excuse my pale legs as I post this from the backseat of my friend‘s car. Brought this with me on my first ever camping trip! It kept me occupied as we drove. A QPOC romance with tough heroines that fight the patriarchy! 200 years after Cinderella, women are forced to go to balls to get married off in a kingdom with zero rights. Sofia runs away from the ball to escape this fate, but unknowingly embarks on a journey that could change everything.

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FeatherV
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This book is SOOOOO good. If you like fairytale retelling a and badass girls and lgbtqia representation. Y‘all this book tho. I had heard it was good but 🤯🤯🤯🤯 I think I‘m in love

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MandiTapp
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Just finished this book and I absolutely adored it! This retelling of the classic Cinderella story had me hooked from the beginning and it makes me want to dive into more Cinderella related material! I cannot wait to read more from this author!

KateReadsYA I loved it too. 5mo
KateReadsYA I'm excited about *This poison heart by her!!!! 5mo
MandiTapp @KateReadsYA I am debating on reading The Poison heart now or wait until the sequel to that one comes out in June. I don‘t want to wait months to continue that story! 5mo
KateReadsYA @MandiTapp oh I didn't know it was a sequel hmmmm good to know. Thanks for telling me :) 5mo
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Kenyazero
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If you like feminist or queer retellings of fairy tales, or dystopian reads, you might enjoy this! I'm disappointed that I hated it, because it's a fun story (and the author is from my area), but there were a few things that didn't work for me. Maybe it's because I'm a-spec, but I felt like Sophia's immediate attraction to and fixation on Constance was unbelievable. Sophia's so smitten with her right away that she can't focus on anything as...

Kenyazero ... Constance tells her a very serious story on the most traumatic day of Sophia's life. Speaking of that story, it felt weird how quickly Sophia went from believing the dominant narrative to beliving what Constance told her. A lot of the writing was also clunky, preechy, or really felt like writing... Especially the dialogue. 6mo
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BookBelle84
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rubyslippersreads Gorgeous cover! 6mo
Andrew65 Interesting title. (edited) 6mo
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Chrissyreadit
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These are all books I would love to read by Black Authors. I will tag them in comments in case anyone else is interested. Also @Chelleo has sign ups for #blitsy open. This is a favorite swap of mine ❤️❤️❤️

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Lovelylottereader
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I loved this book! Granted I haven‘t read a lot of fairytale retellings but this one is AMAZING. I loved the fight for equality and the LGBTQ+ representation. The characters were great and overall, the book was quite emotional. Highly recommended by me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
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Do not be silent.
Raise your voice.
Be a light in the dark.

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But we will not be denied.
We will not be silenced.

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“For Liv,“ I say. “For Lille. For Cinderella.“

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“You may rule this land,“ I say, pushing down the swell of terror that threatens to consume me. “But you do not rule me.“

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"Do you even know how to use a sword? Women aren‘t permitted to-"
"The pointy end goes in your neck," Constance snaps.

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“Why did you change your mind?“ I ask.
“You, Sohpia,“ says Amina. “You're a damn sharp sword. A wildfire.“

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Lovelylottereader
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“We all make choices that we wish we could take back. But we can't change what has already happened. The only thing we can do is try to make things better now.“

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Sharv_Sona
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Finished! This book was really good, and probably one of the best cinderella retellings I‘ve ever read! It‘s obviously getting: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
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“The palace underestimates the resourcefulness of women forced into a dark and dangerous place.“

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“Something small. A choice we make because, in the moment, we need to make it. But that doesn't mean it's any less important. I believe that things happen for a reason, Sophia. If you hadn't left the ball when you did, we never would have met.“
“Must be fate.“

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“Maybe don‘t try to stab every man you see,” Amina shoots back.
Constance looks at me and shrugs. “It‘s a habit.”

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“Can‘t you bibbidi-bobbidi-boo the place back together?”

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Queen.

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Shoes made of glass are an accident waiting to happen.

Reyzl But they are beautiful… is it worth the risk? 7mo
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Sharv_Sona
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So excited to finally start this one!

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Bookpearl
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Scholastic book fairs always had me at hello!

megnews I think you‘ll love 8mo
Bookpearl @megnews I‘ve heard great things about it! 8mo
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HollyBolly
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#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Excited to join the Book Spin challenge! (I hope I did this right... 😅)

peanutnine These are some great picks! Welcome to Litsy ☺️ 8mo
Blerdgal_Fenix 9 - is amazing! If you can try the audiobook 🖤 8mo
robinb Welcome to Litsyland! 😊 Happy you‘re here. 8mo
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hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy. Happy reading and weekend sweet 📚❤📖 8mo
squirrelbrain Welcome @HollyBolly - thanks for the shout out @hannah-leeloo ! 8mo
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @HollyBolly 🎉🎊 Thanks for the tag @hannah-leeloo 😘 8mo
BethM @hannah-leeloo 😘 welcome to the best spot on the internet! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!!! You did this exactly right!! I draw the numbers on the 2nd of every month, so I already drew November's choices. I'll tag you on those posts & you can just let me know if you have any questions!!! 8mo
HollyBolly Thanks everyone! I very much appreciate the warm welcome. And thanks @hannah-leeloo for all the recommendations for people to follow! I've just been following people that litsy suggested. @TheAromaofBooks Yay! Whew! 8mo
Cupcake12 Welcome @HollyBolly Thank you for the tag @hannah-leeloo 8mo
Tattooedteacher Welcome to the best group of people ever, @HollyBolly @hannah-leeloo thanks so much for the tag!💜 8mo
LibrarianRyan Ello, and welcome. YOu did it right. Happy reading! 8mo
Eggs Thank you for the tag❤️ @hannah-leeloo 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🧡🥳 and welcome to #Bookspin📚🧡🙌🏻 @HollyBolly 8mo
Kdgordon88 Welcome to Litsy! BookSpin is the best. Thanks @hannah-leeloo for the tag! 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Hello and welcome, Holly! 🤗 8mo
BookishBelle Welcome to Litsy! Thanks @hannah-leeloo for the tag! 8mo
AkashaVampie @hannah-leeloo thanks for tagging me!!! 8mo
AkashaVampie Welcome to Litsy... hope u enjoy ur stay with us bookworms! 8mo
tpixie Welcome! 7mo
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Loved this book. I kept this one in my purse and took everywhere. Finally finished it this morning so I can start the rest of my November reads. The retelling of The Cinderella story was amazing. There was action, plot twist, and kept me engaged. This book is very relatable. Great POC female lead and LGBTQ story. This is a book I recommend for everyone to feel empowered. 8/10 #paperback #woc #poc #lgbtq #femalelead #fantasy #ya

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WanderingBookaneer
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#LexieCat is enjoying this book much more than I did! We already have one book biter, #ChipmunkCat , and it looks like we adopted another!

I started reading this one a handful of times and bailed. However, I borrowed the audiobook from the library when I saw it was narrated by the incomparable Bahni Turpin and ended up listening to it in one day!

Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 9mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I wanted so much to love this. It has all the right ingredients but everything was surface level, and rushed. I had zero feelings for any of the characters at the end, and was confused or annoyed by most of the relationships. Instant love is rarely done right (not done well here) I have no clue what Sophia sees in Erin.
Great concept poor execution

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weeklyforcast

Headed out for a few days in a yurt! Hiking, kayaking, and drinking and eating with some wonderful ladies! So this week will be a few short books...this library book is due so have to get on that!

Librariana I like that your shelf is labeled! 😁😊👍 Have fun on your adventure! 9mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana trying to keep some sort of order! 😊 9mo
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The number 1 reason to stay in bed on a Sunday morning, ignoring chores and other responsibilities... reading the last 5% of a book 😊

Tamra Sounds good! 10mo
ShyBookOwl @Tamra Totally worth it 10mo
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ShyBookOwl
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It's the first time I've needed a warm sweater to read outside at this hour, and this book definitely has some fall vibes to match it 🍁

JamieArc Ooh! Looks like a perfect book to put on my October stack. 10mo
Tamra I‘m not ready! 🍁🍂 10mo
ShyBookOwl @JamieArc Yes! I'm loving it 10mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Well I did it! I beat the reading slump. Just as I was about to default to an old fave, this one caught my eye. I got 148 pages into it last night and I think, after 3 long weeks of book-bailing, I finally found something to stick with 🎉🎉🎉

Phew. That slump was killing me!

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Zoe-h
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This book is definitely in my top five retellings of Cinderella, but I feel like it would have been better if after being in love for THREE YEARS, Sophie falls for someone else days after *unofficially* breaking up with them. 4⭐️

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living_for_literature
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I really, really liked this book, but I am always a sucker for fairytale retellings. The chapters went by fast. I love the representation, action, and plot twists.
What I didn‘t like as much was how the main character acted sometimes. This isn‘t necessarily a flaw to the book, as Sophia was always consistent in her character, but she still struck me as selfish sometimes.
I also thought the romance in the book was too insta-lovey.

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rachelsbrittain
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Melissa Badhardoust, Julia Ember, and Sassafras Lowrey all tagged me in tweets about this article 😳

https://bookriot.com/lgbtq-comics-for-teens/

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4 ⭐️

I enjoyed the world building in this, and found Sophia and Constance to be very likable and realistic characters considering the reality of their lives. I had a feeling about one aspect of the plot twist, but another part took me completely by surprise. The end ing felt a little too tidy, but I guess a fairytale is a fairytale- even in a dystopian universe!

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RiaWritten
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It's been a while since I've posted a #LibraryHaul and I feel like this needs to be remedied at once. Brought a book back today and didn't mean to get more but here we are.

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rachelsbrittain
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Sharing some truy incredible Cinderella retellings over on Book Riot today! Have you read any of them?

https://bookriot.com/best-cinderella-retellings/

LibrarianRyan Person thoughts - Prince and Dress Maker = AWESOME!, Ella Enchanted = Charming (movie and book), The Magic Fish= couldn't through, Stepsister= okay but too long (on audio). 1y
rachelsbrittain @LibrarianRyan good to know! I adored The Magic Fish but every book is different for different people. And I agree both Ella Enchanted the book and movie are charming-- though extremely different and should be taken as such 😂 1y
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rachelsbrittain
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Not your mama's Cinderella retelling. Set in a world 200 years after the death of Cinderella, where annual balls are a tool used by the king to keep girls and women in check. It's like a chauvinistic dystopia society meets fairy tales. Thoroughly enjoyable and inventive. Definitely not like any other Cinderella story I've ever read before!

Bookish_Gal I loved this retelling!! 1y
rachelsbrittain @Bookish_Gal right? So good! It had been on my TBR for a while but I knew I needed to get to it ASAP after reading her upcoming novel 1y
Bookish_Gal @rachelsbrittain didn‘t know she had another coming. It looks so good 1y
rachelsbrittain @Bookish_Gal its a modern reimagining of The Secret Garden! Very good 1y
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rachelsbrittain
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A beautiful day to be reading outside. Happy Easter and Passover to those celebrating!

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rachelsbrittain
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Migraine day but at least I'm finally up for reading (I couldn't read or even listen to anything on audio earlier today) and have a couple of really good books to distract me

Nute Hope you feel better soon! May peace and quiet surround you today, Ms. Rachel!💕 1y
rachelsbrittain @Nute thank you! I'm feeling much, much better today thankfully 1y
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Robii
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“You will hear people speak of light and dark, but in my experience you must be well versed in both to find a balance.”