Posted in Blog tour, Book Blast, romance, Young Adult on March 3, 2013

ugly tour


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.


Lately I have really gotten into YA books.  I’m not sure if it is because it makes me think I am younger than I am or something else.  The title of this book  is what piqued my curiosity…after all, who wouldn’t want to see what the Ugly Stepsister’s point of view.  I LOVED the story.  Mattie isn’t really the Ugly Stepsister she thinks that she is and Ella isn’t Cinderella…well maybe a little bit, but she has a big heart.  Mattie reminded me of my high school days (which I am find not reliving thank you very much) and the cliques and how some people can be petty and downright mean.  Dad doesn’t seem to be tuned in much to his kids, at least not at first but he eventually comes around with the help of his new love interest which can only be good for Mattie and Ella….nothing worse than an absentee father.

Over all I give this book 5 paws and highly recommend it.  Pick it up next time you are out at a book store, shopping on Amazon or at the library.



About the Author

Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romance. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back is her fourth happily ever after novel. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

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