Cinderella's Dress Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Cinderella's Dress blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Author: Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: June 3, 2014
Pages: 340

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.

My Review
Kate just wants to find her own path in life. She is a teenager during World War II.  She is surprised when relatives she didn't know about show up and she learns her family has a secret. They are the keepers of Cinderella's dress. Now it seems Kate is in line to be the next keeper. The stepsisters were real and their family still hunts for the dress. While Kate only wants to be a window creator in a mans world she begins to find out more about the dresses. She isn't sure if they are for real or just a story told to her. Someone believes in them and will stop at nothing to find the dress.

Kate doesn't want to do what her mother wants.Instead of being a model or actress she wants to be a girl who creates windows. She is alo a girl who says stuff before she thinks. Sometimes it makes her sound hateful and uncaring. She isn't used to telling a special someone how she feels and sometimes you just want to shake her to knock some sense into her. She also doesn't listen to the good voices in her head telling her she shouldn't do something.

I was surprised by this book. I was expecting a story based solely on Cinderella but this book isn't. Kate works, goes to school and grow up in this book. The author does a great job describing what women surely went through in this time period. Men are sent off to war and women step up to take care of their families by working. They worry over their loved ones sent away. I like the addition to the letters in this story. It lets you see the characters much better. I was fascinated by Cinderella's dress. It is a little mystery you try to figure out whether it is real or just a story. I like getting to know more as Kate does. She makes mistakes in the book but she isn't afraid to make them right even if she is in danger. This is a great book if you enjoy reading about different times and letting your imagination run wild. What if Cinderella was real? I like the author's take on this and look forward to more books by her.

4 out of 5 Stars

About Shonna:
Shonna Slayton finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers 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. You can visit her website at

Giveaway Details:
1 Signed copy of Cinderella's Dress, an Amber sun pendant set in sterling silver a Tatting shuttle and thread, a dress form ornament and bookmark swag. US Only.

Tour Schedule:
Week One:
6/2/2014- Zach's YA ReviewsReview
6/2/2014- Dark NovellaExcerpt
6/3/2014- Angelic Book ReviewsReview
6/3/2014- Pages From My ThoughtsInterview
6/4/2014- YA Book MadnessReview
6/4/2014- The Cover ContessaGuest Post
6/5/2014- Crossroad ReviewsReview
6/5/2014- Such a Novel IdeaGuest Post
6/6/2014- The NerdHerd ReadsReview
6/6/2014- Fire and IceExcerpt

Week Two:
6/9/2014- Racing To Read- Review
6/9/2014- Paranormal Book ClubInterview
6/10/2014- The Phantom ParagrapherReview
6/10/2014- Addicted ReadersGuest Post
6/11/2014- Creating SerenityReview
6/11/2014- Every Free Chance Book ReviewsInterview
6/12/2014- A Backwards StoryGuest Post
6/13/2014- The YA's NightstandReview
6/13/2014- Curling Up With A Good BookExcerpt


  1. Pam, thanks for having me on your blog today! I'm glad you liked my take on the Cinderella story. You're right that it's not a retelling, but more of an extension. Maybe one day I'll write the full retelling using the backstory that gets hinted at in this novel. That would be fun.

  2. Omg! That cover! I must have this book. I have always been fascinated with fairytales and this book sounds right up my alley. Seriously, amazing cover. Will be adding to my TBR list.


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