The Memory Thief

The Memory Thief

by Rachel Morgan

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Every wish has a price …

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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It’s just another night of breaking her stepmother’s rules and sneaking out. Another night of drawing as little attention to herself as possible.

Get the job done. Earn a little more Essence. Move one step closer to legitimately purchasing 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.

~ ~ ~

CITY OF WISHES is an urban fantasy serialized retelling of Cinderella. This episode is approximately 27,000 words or 120 print pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928510000
Publisher: Rachel Morgan
Publication date: 04/18/2019
Series: City of Wishes , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 2,639
File size: 879 KB

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The Memory Thief 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Mermer 22 days ago
A unique different retelling take on Cinderalla fairytale. Great story with adventure,suspense,angst romance. Like everything about this story. great read Voluntarily reviewed.
Mermer 22 days ago
A unique different retelling take on Cinderalla fairytale. Great story with adventure,suspense,angst romance. Like everything about this story. great read Voluntarily reviewed.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Love the book! Great start to a series. Love the characters. Can’t wait for the next book. The Author never fails to deliver something amazing.
ScaroletEllis 24 days ago
City of Wishes 1: The Memory Thief by Rachel Morgan is an awesome start to a brand nw series that I am falling in love with. I lovd rading this story cause it has vampires,Fae and werewolvs in it and I lov rading about all three of these. I highly recommnd this story to everyone who loves rading about vampires, Fae and werewolves.
BookwormforKids 25 days ago
The cover definitely caught my attention on this one, and the blurb rounded it of to a 'must-read'. And I was not disappointed. The world is divided into several classes/groups—humans, shifters, vampires and the last which rule all of it, fae. Elle is a human and bound to her step-mother with a slavery charm. Elle is determined to break this bond and free her older step-sister, who is also mistreated, by buying a wish. Luckily, Elle has a secret talent which fae are willing to pay her for, but to get to her clients, Elle must sneak out at night, disguise herself as a fae and meet them usually in clubs. Not only does can she never get caught, but thanks to human disappearances, it's turned into a dangerous endeavor. When she runs into a vampire after serving one of her clients, she has no idea what kind of trouble she's about to face. The worst thing about this book was that it was too short, and I could have continued reading for hours more. The nods at Cinderella are impossible to miss, but the author does a great job at slipping it with an original style into a paranormal world. The setting in many ways comes across like modern day with clubs, cell phones and cars. The magic of the fae and spice of the other creatures creates a fun and exciting mix. From page one, this is a quick paced adventure and hooks from the get-go. Elle is gutsy and clever but her predicament pulls at the heart strings. She's determined to free herself, and it has to do with more than feeling simply mistreated. She also has a wonderful relationship with the older step-sister, which gives the tale a nice dash of friendship and kindness. It's easy to root for Elle and fever for her when she's lands in sticky situations. There are the beginnings of a romance...or a friendship? This is one of my favorite parts of the tale. While there is royalty in there somewhere and love might blossom between some characters at one point, Elle has enough on her plate for this book to not dig into that end very deep. Not yet. There are hints that the series has much to hold in this direction, but for now, Elle has her hands full of vampires, evil step-mothers, fae on their own missions, slavery, a secret about herself, and finding a way to get her hands on a wish. I enjoyed every page and am looking forward to the next book in the series. I received an ARC copy and enjoyed reading every single page.
Liln18 26 days ago
Leave it too Rachel to twist Cinderella's story into something more....incredible! I've always loved the Cinderella story as a child, but as an adult, Rachel's version is darker and gives me chill's, the good kind! In a world ruled by Fae, Vampires and Shifter's, this unique take on an old classic gets a shiny new look and a storyline that is riveting, strong and fun! With intriguing world building and either devilishly good looking Fae or just devilish characters, this is a wicked good read, I couldn't put down and can't wait for the next installment!!!!
dsubsits 26 days ago
Rachel Morgan’s THE MEMORY THEIEF is a magical retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. I absolutely loved this story. I could not put it down. I read it in one sitting. It is set in a world of four high races: Fae, vampires, shapeshifters, and humans. The humans are on the bottom of that food chain; many of them enslaved. Nineteen-year-old Elle Winter is our heroine. She is the human stepdaughter to Salvia, who is a Fae. After Elle’s father died, Salvia put a slave charm on Elle. Now she is trying to become free. To do that she needs to sneak around and there is a lot of risk involved. Meanwhile, there is a vampire extremist group known as the Allegiant that is thought to be behind the abduction of humans. Rachel Morgan does an admirable job with her character development. Elle is a likeable character. She has an interesting talent that plays an important part in the story. I like her relationship with her stepsister Sienna. I also thought it was intriguing how the Godmother is portrayed. THE MEMORY THEIEF is full of action and thrills. It is a clever story that is skillfully written. The novel had an exciting cliff hanger ending. I cannot wait for the next book. I highly recommend this story to people that enjoy urban fantasies and fairytale retellings. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.