Mythological Mondays: Mythology in Kay Cassidy's THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY

Mythological Mondays is a feature I created to spotlight books brimming with--you guessed it--mythology! I adore this sub-genre and can't wait to share my love with all of my fellow bookworms! This feature isn't just focused on novel reviews; it may also include interviews, looks at original mythological tales, etc. Please feel free to do this with me! If you guys ever do a mythological feature and want to join this and snag my lovely mermaid, I would LOVE to see the feature. I’ve even included a Linkbox for you. It doesn’t have to be Greek mythology, or even mythology per say. It can be mermaids, unicorns, or heck, even fairy tales (because I’m too lazy to do a separate fairy tale feature…). It doesn’t even have to be every Monday. I’m sure there will be Mondays when I skip, too. ^_^

I'll be posting my review of THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY tomorrow as Just Contemporary begins winding down since, despite the title (and the fact it's being featured on Mythological Mondays), this book is 100% contemporary.

So why, you might ask, are you seeing it featured today?

The book centers around a secret society with mythological roots!  I wasn't expecting that development when I picked up this book (since the cover screamed "fairy tale"), but I was really excited to see these appearances!

ISIS, Egyptian Goddess of Motherhood, Magic and Fertility

"'The Cinderella Society is the recruiting arm of ISIS, an even more secret society of the most powerful women in the world...Isis was one of the most powerful ancient goddesses, honored for being ultrafeminine and super strong.'" (page 140, first edition hardcover)

ATHENA, Greek Goddess of Wisdom and Warfare

The Cinderella Society isn't the only secret society in Kay Cassidy's debut novel.  The Cindys fight the good fight and are opposed at every twist and turn by the Wickeds.  The Cindys have ISIS as their core base while the Wickeds (who call themselves the Delectae, which is Latin for the Chosen Ones) have ATHENA, chosen because Athena was the goddess of war.

ARTEMIS, Greek Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon and Childbirth

ISIS Headquarters is located inside a building named Artemis Hall, which is only appropriate since ISIS and The Cinderella Society are all about girl power!

Anyway, I thought all the mythological references were a lot of fun and wanted to share them with you since they won't be a focal point of my forthcoming review.

Does this whet your appetite and make you want to know more about THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY?  Stop back at A Backwards Story tomorrow for my review! :-)


  1. This one looks cute! Looks like it's a neat blending of Greek and Egyptian elements.

  2. Oooo, another book about mythology! I love mythology and I can't wait to read your review. Interesting how different mythologies are being mixed.

  3. I've seen this book reviewed on other blogs. It seems to be making the rounds.

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