The fairytale world of Cinderella was well crafted and I often forgot that Kat was an outside because she became almost more Cinderella-like than an ugly stepsister. The book itself is a kind of fantasy, historical YA crossover.
Is there romance? Yes, but I'm not going to say between whom or how it turns out. I was both happy and sad about the ending and would like to have seen more about a certain Prince.