The Lily Sparrow Chronicles
By Kristee Ravan
15 year old Lily Sparrow loves factual, mathematical logic. So when her mother confesses that Lily’s deceased father is (a) not dead, (b) coming to dinner, and (c) the ruler of a fairy tale world accessible through the upstairs bathtub, Lily clings to math to help make sense of this new double life. Lily finds herself being pulled into a mystery involving an unhappy Cinderella, a greasy sycophant called Levi, and a slew of vanishing fairy tale characters. Can Lily save her new friends before they vanish forever?
The Lily Sparrow ChroniclesApr 20, 2023
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 10: Three Questions
Levi makes an appearance and has an interesting proposal for Lily. Carole is still....Carole-like. Lily's plans to visit Ella get unexpectedly changed.
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 9: What People Were Going to Think
Lily's parents are completely unsympathetic to her problems with Eric following her around--and are making her apologize to him for being rude. After talking with her Dad, Lily discovers a door unlocked that shouldn't be. Where will her curiosity lead her?
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 8: Eric Everywhere
Eric follows Lily around everywhere. She and Corrie try to get rid of him, but he keeps turning up. Is he just socially awkward or is there another reason?
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 7: The New Student
Carole joins Lily's group in Legendary Literature. Her bad attitude shocks the other students--not a big surprise. What is surprising is another new student starting school on the same day as Carole. What are the odds?
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 6: Mom's New Assistant
It's Carole's first day of school, but it doesn't start out smoothly. Ginnie is too sick to take her, so Matt will have to. But there are problems for the start--the King's security team doesn't want him leaving the house, Matt doesn't know much about OtherWorld, and Carole's being her usual grumpy self. Oh and Corrie still wants to know why Lily's been grounded.
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 5: He Sees You When You're Sleeping
Lily follows Carole out the window and lands herself in the middle of a LOT of drama. It seems unmathematical, but things with Carole get even worse.
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 4: Pretty Slim Odds
Carole's first evening in OtherWorld isn't going well. After a rough dinner--which Carole ate extremely quickly--Ginnie blames Lily for not trying hard enough. Is it mathematically possible for the night to actually get worse?
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 3: Whoa
Calo and Lily arrive at the North Pole and meet Carole. She is....not what you'd expect Santa's daughter to be like.
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 2: Dress Warmly
Lily and Calo find out more about their new case. They have to help an unhappy Carole Claus, daughter of Santa, adjust to life in OtherWorld and eventually reunite with her parents. The catch? She'll be living with Lily and her family while she does this. How will Lily handle this new change in her life? And how will it be seeing Calo again?
Calculating Christmas, Chapter 1: Cinderella = x
A few weeks after The Cinderella Theorem finished, Lily's struggling to solve a problem once again involving Cinderella. When Grimm suggests she visits her friend for some field work for on the assignment, Lily happily rides out to visit her friend. But when she returns to the office, she finds a note from Calo. They are needed on a mysterious new case that starts the next day.
The Cinderella Theorem Q&A with Maddie S.
Kristee answers questions about how the book series came to be, what inspired Levi's greasiness, and sheds some light on what Lily's morning routine might look like. Super Fan Maddie S. joins her to ask her own questions and converse about Lily's world. If your question wasn't answered, put it in the comments for the next Q and A.
The Cinderella Theorem: Epilogue and End Matter
Wait, what just happened?! Find out what occurred in the moments and days after the end of Chapter 23. Also included is a sneak peak at the next book in the series, Calculating Christmas.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 23: And They All Lived Happily Ever After
Calo and Lily continue their rescue plan and encounter Levi who isn't interested in letting them leave. A missing shoe gives Calo a surprising idea.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 22: This is a Rescue
Lily and Calo talk things out and begin to rescue the other people in the dungeon. And for once, Lily knows more about a fairy tale than Calo does.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 21: Everyone is Sad
Lily is taken to the dungeon in Uppish Senna. As she begins her plan to rescue Calo and Ella, she explores the other cells and discovers what is making everyone around her sad.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 20: The Quest Clause
Lily meets with Levi and begs him to take her to see Tandem Tallis. As she enacts the first part of her plan, the magic of Smythe's SFL bestows an interesting power on her.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 19: The Origins of Evil Levi
Lily sneaks into HEA to plan a rescue with Doug. But how risky is their plan?
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 18: Everyone Vanishes(Squared)
Things go from bad to worse as characters start vanishing. How will Lily respond?
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 17: A Big Mess of Worry
Lily's worries are adding up. Calo's still acting oddly and his Happiness levels are slipping. Another Levi visits upsets things. And at the weekly tea at the palace, she witnesses a fight between Ella and Aven. What else could go wrong?
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 16: Don't Eat Dulcita's Mirror
As Lily continues investigating the mysterious Candlemaker's Daughter file, she has a visit from Levi, chats with Grimm, and goes to see Ella--taking the first step in her ambitious Cinderella Theorem. Calo's older brother stops by to share important news.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 15: The Importance of Lamplight
Lily examines Cinderella's file and creates the Cinderella Theorem. Then she investigates the Candlemaker's Daughter and discovers an important clue.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 14: Everyone Vanishes
In the aftermath of Levi messing with the alarm clocks, Lily rushes to school, completely forgetting about her assignment for Legendary Literature. She begins The Cinderella Theorem, an unusual project. While doing some research for it, she uncovers interesting and unexpected information.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 13: The Dream
Lily and Calo chat/argue about Happiness and how best to manage it in their clients. In typical Smythian fashion, Lily's weekend does not go as planned.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 12: Objects in Motion
Lily makes a wish, meets a friend, and learns about the kingdom's geography and weather.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 11: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lily completes her first week of work at HEA, learning even more about the science of measuring and monitoring Happiness. Calo arranges for her to have some practice in making an actual citizen Happy.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 10: The Mirror and the Mail
Lily and her parents process what happened with Morgan. She finds herself--uncomfortably--getting a little closer to her father. Greasy Levi reaches out as well.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 9: Is Everybody Happy?
Lily has her first afternoon of work as a Happiologist, but an unexpected thing happens when she helps Calo with Morgan Le Faye.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 8: The Trellis and The Tango
Lily is shocked by another revelation from her parents. Then she attends a ball held in her honor during which she is annoyed by a late arrival and accidentally dances with an enemy.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 7: Prime Number Presentation
Lily spends her first full day in the kingdom. She gets a little lost, stumbles upon a mystery, and is officially presented to the populace. However, an uninvited guest crashes the party.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 6: Arrivhall, Of Course
After seeing her dad disappear before her eyes, Lily decides to not go to Smythe's SFL. Since that isn't really an option, she tackles the problem mathematically and finally arrives in the kingdom where things are--predictably--illogical.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 5: Keys
Lily and her parents prepare to journey through the bathtub to Smythe's SFL. Lily has quite a few issues about (a) going, (b) the mathematics of how a person can travel through a tub, and (c) figuring out how to navigate a relationship with her "dad."
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 4: Pretzels...Again
Lily returns to school where there is still not enough math. At home, things keep getting more illogical.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 3: Marvelous Midas Creme
Over dinner, Lily learns more about her father's past--and her future.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 2: Lubcker
Lily's father returns as her birthday dinner continues. She is shocked by the information he shares about where he has been.
The Cinderella Theorem: Chapter 1: Pretzels and the Box
Already frustrated by a disappointing first day of school, Lily Sparrow hears shocking news from her mother about her birthday plans.