Tweens Read August Day 6: Bridget Hodder & The Rat Prince

Tweens Read August is a 14 day event taking place for the first two weeks of August. I’ll be hosting authors, regardless of debut year, whose books I’m the most excited for. Each day, I’ll announce who the next author is at the end of the post. There’s also a giveaway going on, so be sure to check that out!

It’s the sixth day of Tweens Read August, and Bridget Hodder is here to share ten ways that her debut, The Rat Prince, is different than the original Cinderella story (and why you’ll love it!).

Here’s a little bit about it:

the rat prince by bridget hodder

Release Date: August 23rd, 2016

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The dashing Prince of the Rats–who’s in love with Cinderella–is changed into her coachman by the Fairy Godmother on the night of the big ball. And he’s about to turn the legend (and the evening) upside down on his way to a most unexpected happy ending!

Description taken from Goodreads.


Top Ten Ways The Rat Prince is Different from the Original Cinderella

1) More Scenes Featuring Fresh, Crusty Bread.

2) Unlike the original “Cinderella”, beauty isn’t the point in THE RAT PRINCE. Brains, loyalty, courage, and inner strength are.

3) More Sword Fights.

4) Cinderella isn’t angling for a rich guy in THE RAT PRINCE. We leave that to her wicked stepmother.

5) More Scenes Featuring Tasty Appetizers.

6) In the original, you never understand why Cinderella’s father would put up with her being abused by the stepmother and turned into a servant. In THE RAT PRINCE, it’s sad…but it makes sense.

7) More Daring Adventures.

8) In the original “Cinderella”, the Wicked Stepmother and her daughters are just stereotypes. In THE RAT PRINCE, they’re real characters, good and evil. You’ll uncover the mystery of the Stepmother’s first marriage..and find out what actually happens after the night of the big ball.

9) More Truly Happy Endings You Can Feel Good About.

10) Did we mention the food?

About the Author

bridget hodder
I’m a dreamer and a do-gooder. When I realized (around age 9) that my efforts to make this world a better place were falling pretty flat, I decided to make up entirely different, better worlds of my own, and ask readers to join me there.


Number 6 and number 8 especially caught my attention. I’m interested to see what The Rat Prince will be like! Ooh, and the food. To make sure you catch a copy of this great book when it releases later this month, be sure to add The Rat Prince to Goodreads. The author being featured tomorrow is James R. Hannibal!


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