The second book in the Sisters Ever After series of fairy tale retellings from the point of view of the siblings in the background, this is the thrilling story of Cinderella's never-before-mentioned third "evil" step-sister, Tirza.
Meet Cinderella’s third “wicked” stepsister, Tirza. For years, Tirza has lived with the shame of what her family did to Cinderella. Against everyone’s advice, Cinderella—now Queen Ella—took a chance on young Tirza. She gave Tirza a home in the castle instead of banishing her. The queen told everyone Tirza was good and kind, not cruel like her older sisters.
But now Queen Ella’s famous glass slippers are missing, and there’s only one suspect. . . .
Tirza may have tried them on . . . but she didn’t steal them. Now she must find the true thief before she loses her royal home. But as Tirza gets closer to the truth, she finds herself getting closer to something else: her sisters, who might not be quite as evil as Cinderella claims.
Leah Cypess is the author of Thornwood
as well as four YA novels: Mistwood, Nightspell, Death Sworn
, and Death Marked
. Both Mistwood
and Death Sworn
were on the Kirkus
Best Books for Teens list, and Death Sworn
was a Teen Vogue "Most Exciting YA Book" of the year. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Visit her at www.leahcypess.com and follower her on Twitter @LeahCypess
Praise for the Sisters Ever After series:
★ "The heart of the story lies in the utterly authentic relationship between the sisters, who squabble, tease, and hurt each other—and love one another with a fierceness that absolutely demands a happily-ever-after. Effervescent, thrilling, and practically perfect in every way
, starred review
★ “This retelling adds an original twist
to a beloved classic
and gives a younger sister a chance to earn a little of the spotlight
. A fun, compelling
story…recommended for younger siblings
, fans of princess stories
, and fantasy lovers
, starred review
“A fantastically dark
Sleeping Beauty retelling, full of secrets, danger, fairies who are truly scary, and a complicated sisterly relationship that I adored
.” —Stephanie Burgis, author of Kat, Incorrigible
Sleeping Beauty retelling. Princess Briony is not one to wait for wake-up kisses, she’d rather head straight out into an adventure. Such a fun read!
"—Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief
"Incorporating surprising twists
and subverting tropes
to emphasize sibling bonds over romance, Cypess creates a fun tale
with a strong heroine