Thursday, May 30, 2019

Book Shelf: The Vampire Trap (City of Wishes #2) by Rachel Morgan

Elle and Dex concoct a plan to lure in the Allegiant vampires responsible for the recent spate of human abductions, but a surprising revelation threatens to change everything.

While Elle works hard to keep the ugly truth of who she really is from Dex, it turns out Dex is keeping a secret of his own.

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CITY OF WISHES is an urban fantasy serialized retelling of Cinderella. This episode is approximately 100 print pages.

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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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The Vampire Trap is the second instalment in the City of Wishes series by Rachel Morgan and is another fast paced and exciting adventure full of magic, danger and character connections.

Elle Winter is desperate for her freedom, so much so that she has agreed to be the bait while Dex and his friends attempt to track down a dangerous vampire faction in exchange for three vials of Essence each day. As she gets closer to her goal of having enough Essence for a wish, Elle must continue to keep her secret from Dex who appears to have more than enough secrets of his own. It’s simple; get her wish, gain her freedom…..but unfortunately for Elle nothing is ever simple when magic and fae are involved.

The Vampire Trap is another quick and effortless read that picks up not long after the first instalment left off and is filled with all the aspects I loved so much about the first novel. Rachel Morgan once again brings the City of Wishes series to life with a forward moving storyline that is sharp and entertaining as she offers her take on the classic Cinderella tale.

Heroine Elle continues to feature in each chapter with an occasional one thrown in through Dex’s perspective for good measure. Elle is sweet, likable and easy to follow and it’s impossible not to genuinely want the best outcome for her. Anyone who has read or seen a Cinderella tale will know the basic premise and timeline it follows but that doesn’t mean you wish any less for Elle to escape the clutches of her evil step family and find her “prince”.

Rachel Morgan’s vision of Elle’s journey is fraught with danger as she remains the target of a group of vampires who will stop at nothing to find her. There is a lot of questions and mystery surrounding why Elle is being hunted, why she has the ability to erase memories and who, and what, Dex is exactly. I’m really keen to see these questions explored and answered down the track and hope Rachel Morgan doesn’t make us wait too long for the next instalment.

The Vampire Trap truly is an easy story to find yourself lost in and one that I highly recommend for those who love fairy-tale retellings with magic and supernatural and full of likable characters and blossoming romance.

Source: Sent for review by author (Thank you Rachel!)
Publisher: Published by author
Format: Kindle ebook
Release Date: May 10th 2019
Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Final Thoughts: Another great read--I need more!

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