Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Book: Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton (Cindy in WWII Setting)

Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton was released last month by Entangled Teen. You can read more about it on Slayton's website.

I haven't seen many Cinderella stories set during WWII, so that can be a fun change for the tale.

Book description:

Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dress 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 dress, life gets complicated.

Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, 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.

About the Author

Shonna Slayton finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teens today. While writing Cinderella’s Dress she reflected on her days as a high-school senior in British Columbia when she convinced her supervisors at a sportswear store to let her design a few windows—it was glorious fun while it lasted. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.

Also, on her site, Slayton has announced that a sequel will be forthcoming:

*UPDATE* At ALA14 in Las Vegas the last week of June I chatted with my editor and she told me they want to do the next book. WOOT! I have to write up the proposal and first few chapters so she can take it to acquisitions. Shout out to everyone who purchased Cinderella’s Dress and asked for more. There will be more :) Working title is “Cinderella’s Shoes.”

1 comment:

  1. It's a unique twist on the classic tale. I love how it has taken some aspect of the story and twisted it so that it can make a meaningful story.