Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.

But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old?

Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston.

Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake.

Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school.

And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her.

Read January 2013

Free ebook from Amazon

3.5 Stars

My Review:
This was a cute, fun read.  It was clean, quirky, and had some great references to '80's movies which are what I grew up watching.  (Sixteen Candles, anyone?)

I enjoyed this free book and it had an interesting modern take on Cinderella and her stepsister.  I especially liked the character of Ella in this book.  She is an example to all of us.

Warnings: None

I would let my 14 year old read this book.


  1. Thanks for reading and posting about it! So glad you liked it. :)

    1. You're welcome! It was a fun read. I can't wait to read about Ella.