Thursday 30 June 2011

The Time Will Come #21

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company where we can spotlight those books that we've had sitting unread on our shelves for too long. Books that we really want to read but never seem to get round to.
When I first joined up to Goodreads I was recommended this book, and bought it because it sounded cute and I thought the title was quite funny. I've had it well over a year now and still want to read it, but I don't know when I'll get a chance to pick it up. It is a modern-day retelling of Cinderella set in New York. Lucy has a crush on the popular jock and is dying to be asked out to dance at prom. It looks cute and predictable but I like the sound of it, for a day when I want an easy fluffy read.

If I Have A Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince by Melissa Kantor.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Wicked stepmother? Check. Evil stepsisters? Check. Miserable life? Check.

Lucy Norton’s life has all the makings of a Cinderella story. Her dad’s always away on business, leaving Lucy with her cruel stepmother and bratty stepsisters. She’s burdened with chores, and has a hard time fitting in at her new school. So when she sees Connor Pearson, the star player on the varsity basketball team, Lucy hopes her destiny has finally changed. With everything else going on in her life, doesn’t she at least deserve to get the handsome prince?

Melissa Kantor’s enchanting novel proves that sometimes the happy ending isn’t quite the one you’d expect. Lucy’s about to discover the truth about finding her real Prince Charming… and finding herself.


  1. I'm not sure if I fancy this one or not. I've never read any reviews of it so maybe when you've read it and reviewed it I might have a better idea :)

  2. Not heard of this book either, but I do like fairy tales uopdates. You should read it and let us know what it's like! :-)

  3. I've not read many Cinderella retellings but I've seen a lot of movies and they're all great :)

    Read this one after you've read a few 'heavy' books

  4. I've heard about this book but I don't know why it doesn't call me...

  5. I read this book a long time back but I remember it left a pretty good impression on me :D You should get to it soon haha, I think you won't be disappointed!

    A Novel Paradise

  6. l don't usually like books which are a retelling but this actually sounds good!

  7. That sounds fab - off to add it to the wishlist :D


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