Waiting on Wednesday: June 17

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This post spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This Week’s Post

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Release Date: July 7, 2020

When I read the synopsis of Cinderella is Dead, I immediately wanted the book in my hands! I love the description of a Cinderella retelling with a modern twist. This book also has a Black female main character taking charge of her life.

Cinderella is Dead comes out in early July!


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.

What are your thoughts on Cinderella is Dead? Would you want to put this book in your TBR?

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