The Cinderella Society

From Alexandra, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Cassidy, Kay
The Cinderella Society 
In The Cinderella Society Jessica Parker was the new girl at school this year. On the last day of school she peeks inside her bag to look for something and she finds an envelope addressed to her. When she opens it, she finds an invitation that changes her life and a pin. She is finally going to turn her life around and not be the lame new girl loser she was this year. As she joins the Cinderella Society, she gets friends, a makeover, a special boyfriend and a lot more. But as she involves herself into the society she can’t help but wonder “is this really what I signed up for?” Jess finds herself in many tough situations and knows that even though it sounded easy and fun, The Cinderella Society is no picnic. I would recommend this book to all girls who like books about good girls (the Cindy’s) and the evil girls (the wicked’s). I really enjoyed this book and I hope you guys will too.

Cinderella Society

From Sarah, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Cassidy, Kay
Cinderella Society
In the book The Cinderella Society, sixteen year old Jessica Parker feels like an outsider in school.  She tries hard to fit in, but no one really accepts her until she gets an invitation to join the club called the Cindys, or otherwise known as the Cinderella Society.  This club consists of the most popular girls in school.  The Cindys main job is to protect themselves and the Reggies (regular people) from the Wickeds. The Wickeds (are like Cinderella’s wicked step sisters) are a club that blackmail people into doing things for them. As the story progresses, read all about
the moment when Jessica finally feels like she fits in.  Also, find out who Jessica’s arch enemy is, as well as who finally notices her after a makeover. Join Jessica on this exciting journey through happiness, sadness, and romance. This book is highly recommended for girls 10 and up.

The Black Hand

from Rosemarie Jerome
author: Will Thomas
The Black Hand
This is the fifth book in the Barker & Llewelyn series which includes:  Some Danger Involved, To Kingdom Come, The Limehouse Text, and The Hellfire Conspiracy.  Set in Victorian London, the series contains all the elements for an enjoyable read; it has action, romance, humor, intrigue and quirky characters that you just love reading about.  Each book deals with a different ethnic group, so you discover a part of London society that is not often covered in historical thrillers.  Thomas Llewelyn gains more shocking insights about his elusive employer with each book, so that adds to the fun.  The Black Hand takes you into the mirky world of the Mafia.  Baker & Llewelyn, who are private enquiry agents, are asked to assist the Thames Police with their murder investigation.  When it is discovered that each victim received a cryptic Black Hand message prior to their death, the Mafia becomes a suspect and our heroes become a target.