Glass Slippers

Listening Library. (­Sisters Ever After: Bk. 2). Apr. 2022. 539p. $45. ISBN 9780593510353.
Gr 4-7–Any mention of glass slippers instantly conjures Cinderella. Here she’s Queen Ella, married six years to now-King Ciaran with two young royals of their own. Her two evil stepsisters were banished, but Ella kept her third stepsister, Tirza, close: “I’d hoped you were too young to have absorbed their hatred. I wanted you to have a chance. I raised you in the castle, as if you were my own daughter,” she insists. Eleven-year-old Tirza knows that’s rather an exaggeration, having been tucked in an out-of-the-way, mice-infested room. When those famous glass slippers disappear, all fingers point to Tirza. Narrator Keylor Leigh spiritedly takes on the task of proving Tirza’s innocence, animatedly embodying characters familiar and new, clearly relishing the sororal showdown.
VERDICT Leigh energetically continues the delight of Cypess’s cleverly crafted, girl-power-driven second book (after Thornwood) of the “Sisters Ever After” series.

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