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Summary: Ash’s mother is gone. Then after her father remarries, he dies too. Ash’s stepmother forces Ash into servitude to repay her father’s debt. When Ash meets the fairy Sidhean, she forgets her grief and her lack of freedom. But will forgetting be enough for Ash?
Review: I probably would have picked this up eventually, but I’m so glad my co-worker thought to lend this one to me.
I’ll let you in on a secret about this retelling of Cinderella: Prince Charming doesn’t come to Ash’s rescue. Thank God. I’ve been known to indulge in candy like Twilight as much as the next girl, but the world has way too many stereotypically weak characters like Bella and not nearly enough as strong as Ash.
The second chapter slowed the story down a bit, but after that Ash’s journey swept me away.
I did have a few questions about some loose threads of the story at the end, which made me think there would be a sequel. But according to the author’s site, no sequel. Could be I just wasn’t reading closely enough because I was so caught up in finding out what Ash would choose.
Your Turn: Did you get the sequel vibe at the end of this one?
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