Slippers and Thieves by Christina Bauer
If there is such a thing as a perfect Cinderella story, this might just be the book. :)
Elle is no pushover Cinderella. With everything that life throws her way, she gets up, finds a way and fights on. She is warder of the fae, fairy without wings, a jewel thief and one hell of a character. :)
Three years ago, when she was just 15 years old, her mother started to get very sick. Knowing her life will follow the Cinderella template, she knows what comes next. Her mother will die and she will get an evil stepmother. But she is not a bystander. To make money, so she will have the means to escape, she retrieves stolen properties and returns them for a reward. It is an easy way to be independent, especially with her special little helpers.
Now she is 18. She and Alex are getting closer but, but she is not ready to open her heart and it's like the entire world is against them. There is an evil plot to keep them far apart and will take everything they have, to win.
It's one of those spelling books that take you by storm. From start to finish I was pulled into the world of fairytale templates & magic. The world and the characters are so vivid, they just jump out of the pages and I felt like I was there in the middle of the action. Also, the side characters were one of the best parts of the story, Gustav, Jacoby and The Queen of Hearts were my favorites.
The pace intensifies, till the last part, when it all comes together in an epic ending. I can't wait for the next one. :)
I've wanted to read Elle's story since the first book in the series and was not disappointed. It's my favorite in the series so far.
received from Xpresso Book Tours
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #4
November 26th, 2019 by Monster House Books
paranormal, ya, fairytale retelling
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Years ago, Elle—never call her Cinderella—escaped her evil step-family to build a new life for herself in Manhattan. Today, Elle’s awful past is a distant memory. In fact, Elle even attends West Lake Prep, an exclusive high school where regular humans mix with members of the Magicorum, such as fairies, shifters, and witches. Although she still must live in hiding from her evil stepfamily, Elle has always found ways to get whatever her heart desires.
That is, until Alec Le Charme.
Alec is the heir to the Le Charme dynasty of high-end jewelers. He’s also kind, charismatic, has a knee-melting smile. Elle has fallen for him, hard. Unfortunately, thanks to Elle’s evil stepfamily, Alec is absolutely off-limits. In fact, if Elle and Alec so much as a kiss, it will start a magical chain reaction that would end in powerful factions of witches and wizards going to war. As a result, Elle and Alec vow to stay friends, no matter what. Then West Lake Prep holds a masquerade ball. Identities get mixed up and forbidden kisses are finally shared.
Time for the Magicorum to go to war, and for Elle to confront her hidden past in ways she never thought possible.
Lovely review, Anie! This sounds like a great read and very compelling! Glad you liked it! :)ReplyDelete