The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . FIRE AND CINDER (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #6) . . . Who said once you get your prince the fight would be over? That was just a myth told to allow you to feel comfortable. Pat Benatar said it best, "Love is a battlefield..." A battle is just what Ella will have to go through to get to her prince charming, Alec. Then we have to add in her step sister Agatha and of course her drama that goes along with it. You will find that there are some things that you just have to see for yourself and others that just can't be faked. You will get a few surprises along the way to the fairy tale ending of this modern day fairy tale. Not all boundaries can or should be crossed. You must understand that sometimes the battles within are much harder than a physical obstacle.
CB gave us another hit out of the park. This time around Ella, Alec, Agatha, Jacoby, and others find that their lives are not scripted. It's coming at them full force in some cases and just the sneak attack in others. I highly recommend picking up the sixth installment in the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum. If you are new to the series go ahead try this one first, but I tell you will want to start all over at the beginning of this series and see all the things that made this fairy tale more than just another bedtime story.
Meet the Magicorum: modern folks who are supernaturally locked into fairy tale life templates. For eighteen-year-old Elle, that role is Cinderella. Meanwhile, Agatha is her evil stepsister. Things go downhill from there…
Cinderella On The Run
Elle—never call her Cinderella—has found the love of her life in Alec Le Charme, the prince of a jewelry dynasty. But when Alec gets spirited away, Elle must ditch her Manhattan home for the perilous Faerie Lands. To save Alec, Elle must also swap her glass slippers for a flying carpet. But will switching templates from Cinderella to Aladdin snap Elle’s sanity?
Whatever. Bring on the straight jacket. Elle is one Cinderella who’s determined to save her prince, no matter what.
Evil Stepsister or Elf Queen?
Agatha always accepted her role as Elle’s evil stepsister. Then her life template changes from nasty sibling to evil elf queen. Agatha has one thought on that score. Thanks but no thanks. Agatha refuses the regal life, even though stepping away from her crown means ignoring her lifelong attraction to the elf prince, Jacoby.
Then everything changes. Agatha discovers that Elle’s life is at risk… and the only way to save her Cinderella is by teaming up with Jacoby. Trouble is, that’s a lot of togetherness. Working with Jacoby could easily end in disaster, not only for Agatha’s heart, but also for Elle and Alec’s lives.
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
1. Wolves and Roses
2. Moonlight and Midtown
3. Shifters and Glyphs
4. Slippers and Thieves
5. Bandits and Ball Gowns
6. Fire and Cinder
7. Fairies and Frosting
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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