Cinderella retold: Fae, vampires, shifters, and a Godmother who’ll grant you any wish—if you pay the price.
For human slave Elle, it’s just another night of breaking her stepmother’s rules and sneaking out. Another night of using her unique skills for clients who want to ... forget.
Get the job done. Get paid. Move one step closer to legitimately buying a wish.
But when Elle runs face-first into a charming and handsome faerie—and then ends up in the clutches of a vampire—her usual fly-under-the-radar plans are knocked off course.
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This is episode 1 of 6 of a SERIALIZED Cinderella retelling. It is not novel-length. Expect cliffhangers! Approximately 27,000 words or 120 print pages.
**Prefer to binge-read all the episodes together? Look for City of Wishes: The Complete Cinderella Story**
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In a world of fae, vampires and shifters, where wishes can be bought and bargained for, Elle is human, bound to her stepmother by a slave charm. Her only hope at freedom is to wish for it. But the Godmother rules the illegal wish trade, and the price she demands is steep. Is Elle willing to pay it?
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This was a creative and fun retelling of a classic fairytale. The author has a way of writing that kept me captivated so that I could not put this story down (can I have the next one please also lol). The story was clear and entertaining with strong characters.
I received an ARC for an honest review
YES YES YES !!
Wow this book is even better than I thought ! R.M really pulled out a whole new character while keeping the essence of the real Cinderella. 10/10 would recommend.
Cindrerella meets urban fantasy!
City of Wishes 1: The Memory Thief is an urban fantasy twist on Cinderella and it introduces us to a whole new reality of fae, humans, vampires, and shifters. In this world, however, humans are considered second-class citizens and lots of them are even enslaved to the other races. Our heroine Elle is a slave to her evil fae stepmother and stepsisters. At least in this retelling one of the stepsisters is a decent being and helps make Elle’s existence a little more bearable.
Our Cinderella is not just an ordinary human girl though; she has the power to remove memories from people’s minds. She uses her gift in exchange for fae Essence, the currency she needs to purchase a Wish and finally gain her freedom. During one of her clandestine nighttime excursions, she meets dashing fae Dex and that’s where the story starts to get even more interesting.
Rachel Morgan has done it again: the first City of Wishes installment is a great introduction to a thrilling new fantasy world! The characters and the pacing are great! I can’t wait to read the next episode!