Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope everyone had an amazing, and relaxing weekend! Today I bring you a review of another fairy tale retelling, and this one is part of an amazing series! Slippers and Thieves by Christina Bauer, is a retelling of Cinderella, full of adventure, laughs, and magic!
The book description came from the Goodreads website:
“Years ago, Elle ― never call her Cinderella ― escaped her evil step family in order 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 step family, Elle always has found ways to get whatever her heart desires.
That is, until Alec Le Charme. Sure, Alec is the heir to the Le Charme dynasty of high-end jewelers, but he’s also kind, charismatic, and has a knee-melting smile.
Long story short, Elle has fallen for Alec, hard. Unfortunately, thanks to Elle’s evil step family, the Le Charme heir is absolutely off limits. In fact, if Elle and Alec so much as kiss, it could 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.”
This is the third book in the wonderful Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series. In the first two books, we get a glimpse into Elle and Alec’s feelings for each other, however in this book we get to learn more about these amazing characters. Christina starts with each character’s early life, which helps the reader to understand more of the characters personalities. Flash forward and we get to see our characters pick up where the last book left off. I laughed, I cried, and I screamed with delight on how this book played out.
It is told from Elle and Alec’s POV’s, which helps the reader see more of the story through their eyes. You will be introduced to old characters and new characters, who you will recognize from beloved fairy tales. In my opinion, this is one of the most gripping retellings of Cinderella, that I have ever read! Plus, I get to see all the fairy tale characters I know and love in a new light! If you love fairy tales, retellings, and magic than you need to start this series as soon as possible!
Go on a journey to watch the romance blossom between Elle and Alec my friends!