Literal Book Covers #10: Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton

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This week’s cover is: Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton

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What I think this book is about:

TEENAGERS. PROM. TRUE LOVE. FAIRY TALES IN REAL LIFE.

Basic modern Cinderella re-telling, with some sort of emphasis or twist on the dress Cindy wears to prom. Prince Charming is like, super rich popular boy who is misunderstood by everyone but Cindy. Everyone similarly misunderstands Cindy and thinks she’s lame or worthless, etc. TWIST ENDING SHE’S ACTUALLY A CYBORG WHO HAPPENS TO BE A REAL LIFE PRINCESS FROM ANOTHER PLANET.

oh wait, wrong series, my bad.


What this book is actually about:

Being a teenager 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.


Huh. I wouldn’t say that cover screams WWII, but that’s a nice twist I wasn’t expecting. Not to mention the “fairy-tale in real life” cliche that I was kidding about sounds like it might work in an interesting way here. Definitely keeping this one on the TBR list.

Have you read Cinderella’s Dress?

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2 comments

  1. Ichabod Temperance says:

    Hi Jessica.
    Honesty and accuracy are important in book covers. You should know if the book is going to be heavy and heart-breaking, or, light-hearted and whimsical by the cover. This cover is good, but does not quite accurately portray that this is a WW!! based re-imagining, nor the level of sorrow/fun within.
    Icky.
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