Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Stolen Slippers, book two of the funny and thrilling middle grade saga perfect for fans of The Land of Stories series from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the Descendants, Melissa de la Cruz.
Tossed back into the not-so-familiar fairy-tale world of Never After, Filomena Jefferson-Cho and her friends set off on another adventure . . . this time in search of Cinderella's glass slipper. Or rather, glass slippers
It turns out the classic story of Cinderella is full of lies--starting with how Cinderella herself is far from the innocent heroine everyone thinks
she is. She is manipulative and cunning--willing to do anything to be the princess of Eastphalia. The real heroines of her story are her "wicked" stepsisters, Hortense and Beatrice, who aren't actually wicked at all!
With the help of the dashing Jack Stalker, adorable Alastair, and glamorous Gretel, Filomena must track down the slippers, which may be the key to a certain mysterious prophecy . . . And when Filomena and Beatrice get tossed into the Beast's dungeon, all hope seems to be lost. Will the conniving Cinderella shatter everyone's hopes for a true un-twisted ending? Or will Filomena and her friends secure the happily ever after Cinderella's stepsisters deserve?
About the Author
MELISSA DE LA CRUZ is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher's Weekly and #1 Indie Bound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, and edited the inspiring anthology of true stories, Because I Was a Girl. She grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University, she majored in art history and English. Melissa de la Cruz lives in West Hollywood with her husband and daughter.