Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Cinder the Fae: Fairelle Series, Book Four by Rebekah R. Ganiere


Orphaned shop girl Cinder, and Rome, the Prince of the Fae, have been best friends most of their lives. And she’s loved him for just as long. But with the death of her father, she’s now trapped as the sole breadwinner for her stepmother and half-sister—leaving little time for anything more than dreaming of getting away.

Rome loves Cinder as well, but her free spirit and lack of noble blood have stood in the way of him doing something about it. That is until his father, the king, decrees a three-part contest will determine Rome’s new bride.

Even though Cinder possess more magick than has been seen in a hundred years, only those with the highest royal blood are able to enter the contest; leaving Cinder out of the running for good. That is until a Fairy Grandmother steps in with a disguise and a plan.

But a hidden evil has been scheming for centuries and is vying to be more than just Rome’s new bride. It wants all of Ville DeFee.

Cinder’s magick can stop those out to ruin her kingdom. But it may mean giving up her life to do it.

About the Author:

Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah immersed herself in other people’s made-up worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people’s characters in high school. Lettering in drama, she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids.

Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Fairelle Series won the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Fantasy Book of the year 2014. The second book Snow the Vampire Slayer was released in September. The Series itself won Best Fantasy Series of the year. And her trilogy, The Society, was released with Kensington Lyrical Press.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the Los Angeles Chapter of the RWA as well as the newsletter editor of the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. In her spare time when she isn't writing, you can find her moderating on or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.

"It’s Never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot


Cinder the Fae puts a slightly different spin on the Cinderella story. Yes, Cinder is the orphan child of a nobleman, but she was born “on the wrong side of the sheets,” and her father never acknowledged her or told her who her mother was. Therefore, the assumption is that Cinder is descended from a servant, and is only half royal blood, which she can’t even legally claim.

Cinder still has an evil stepmother, but she and her half-sister have a close and loving relationship—when the stepmother isn’t looking. As for the Prince, he and Cinder have been friends all their lives. Her father was the king’s most trusted advisor, and as a child she had free run of the castle. Now all grown up, they’re in love, but neither has had the courage to admit it to themselves, let alone each other. Until the king gets tired of waiting for Prince Rome to choose a wife and declares the young noble ladies of Ville de Fee must compete for his hand. The one with the strongest magick will win. It’s too late for Rome to declare his love for Cinder or propose to her, and she’s not allowed to compete, despite the fact her magick is superior to everyone else’s in the kingdom.

But Rome’s grandmother has a niggling feeling at the back of her mind—a not-quite memory of someone who looked a lot like Cinder. Someone of noble birth with strong magick. But she can’t quite put her finger on it. The harder she tries to remember, the farther it recedes. One thing she does know—Cinder has the strongest magick in the kingdom, and loves Rome as much as he loves her. Cinder must compete and win the competition. So, she uses a bit of her own magick to help Cinder with a disguise.

However, just winning the contest and Rome’s hand isn’t enough. There’s more at stake. Before they can marry and celebrate their wedding, the evil that’s been lurking within the castle kidnaps Cinder. And they don’t want ransom; they want to keep her prisoner and use her magick.

Cinder the Fae was another good read, but it was tarnished by inadequate editing. It’s such a shame when an author suffers from errors that should have been found by her editors. Otherwise, I highly recommend this story about a damsel who is definitely not in distress. Well, not totally.

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Heat Rating:  R
Length:  211 Pages
Digital Price:  $2.99

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