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Once upon a time, a handsome prince asked the academy wallflower to the ball. She was blinded by the stars in her own eyes and the pitter-patter of her lonely heart. Little did she know this prince was no prince at all, but a villain disguised behind a charming smile. 

Ella 

There are no such things as fairy tales or happily ever afters. Not in my world. My reality is riddled with pain and loss and immense hatred. 

Until him. 

Trayton Nacht, the new transfer student at Darlington Academy. 

Something about his darkness calls to me. The way his eyes glimmer in the night and the cruelty of his handsome smile. 

With a single glance, he turned my world inside out. And now I can't get enough. 

But what if he's just like the rest of them? What if this is all just another masquerade? 

Tray 

She stole my heart, once upon a time. Three years ago in an alley where she left me with a pair of sodden blue slippers. 

Her life had been mine for the taking, until I discovered the fae magic lurking beneath her skin. Now it's time to recruit her, to take her to her fate. 

But first, we'll play a little game. 

One that will end in destruction. 

Because f--k fairy godmothers. 

What Ella needs is a Dark Fae. 

One who can help her burn Darlington Academy to the ground. 

A Dark Fae like me. 

Author Note: This is a dark Cinderella retelling with strong bully elements. This M/F PNR features a happily ever after ending and is also the prequel to the Midnight Fae Academy Why Choose Trilogy. Tray and Ella are important characters throughout the series.

©2020 Lexi C. Foss (P)2020 Lexi C. Foss

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Amazing

Loved this Cinderella retelling in fact I love everything Lexi writes. Ella is such a character it was good to listen how she met Tray and the lengths he went to so he could protect her from the bullying she had been suffering at the hands of her step sisters their cronies .

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  • Miss Blush
  • 04-02-21

Just perfect. *chef's kiss*

What a creative spin on the famous Cinderella tale. Just so you know, this is NOT YA. There's sex and language, and I'm living for it. I'm not normally a huge fan of the Fae, but Trayton Nacht managed to change my mind whole-heartedly (especially as a Midnight Dark Fae)! Lessa Lamb's voice for him was seriously like ASMR to my ears. Loved every bit of this story! For once, the Hero was everything you would want in a mate from the get-go. I was dreading something terrible would happen to their revenge plans, but I'm glad to report that the bullies actually get what's coming to them! I thought there was going to be a twist with Dash at the end, like maybe he's also part you-know... but alas, it wasn't meant to be. I'm also happy to hear that this won't be the last we've seen of Elle & T! Can't wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Angela K
  • 12-07-21

Looking forward to this series!

I'm not sure I could be a bigger fan of the world building these authors have created! I know this was just a touch of what to expect in Book 1, but I just can't wait to find out more! The narrators brought everything to life and I can't wait to hear what's next for Ella, Tray, and the Midnight Fae!!!

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  • Shoe Monger
  • 08-04-21

Not a Cinder-Ella story

Much like Cinderella, Ella, has had a hard life being raised by her manipulative step mother and 2 step sisters after her father dies. Ella is constantly bullied at home and at school. When Tray a new high school transfer is nice to her, after all she's been down this road before, Ella is not very trustful and figures Tray has a hidden agenda and calls him on it. Little does Ella know, Tray actually does have a hidden agenda, but not what she thinks.

Forget your fairy godmother, Ella has a Dark Fae in her corner and not only is Tray going to help Ella trust and build up her self confidence again but together they're will put Darlington Academy in their place.

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  • Sharon
  • 23-04-22

Loved this story!!

The introduction in to the Midnight world was perfect while being introduced to the two main characters, Tray and Ella.

Ella’s Masquerade is a Fairytale retell of the classic Cinderella with a dark twist. I loved how their relationship evolved and felt how much Tray cared for Ella. We also got to meet Tray’s royal family including Prince Kohls which I’m sure we will be getting to know better within the rest of this series.

I can’t wait to see where this tale takes us!

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  • Mama Lewis
  • 22-03-22

Paranormal romance with a whiny YA twist

Disappointed. If you're going to write a YA paranormal romance, give me some angst or something unrequited! Not this trying-to-write for the 18+ crowd but making the FMC and plot for the 14 year olds! It could have been great. Spoiler: It wasn't.

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  • Owlina
  • 06-11-21

Everything

I can't even describe how much I enjoyed this book! I usually stay away from any type of fairy tale retelling because who wants to hear the same old stories again, right!? This story had everything I didn't know I wanted with a sprinkle of fairy tale innuendo but with nothing cheesy. So many amazing moments, the fighting between enemies and lovers, the deception, the magic, the mating, OMG the sex!! One scene in particular was descriptive, detailed and long enough to get in all the steamy feels! This also built such a good world for an epic PNR only better because they threw in a RH for the next trilogy! Can't wait to start the series!!!

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  • Dark Angel
  • 19-09-21

I really enjoyed this book😊

this book has been different from all the other books I have read and I enjoyed listening to it 😊.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-09-21

Wow

I'm so glad I started with this book, if the next 3 r anything like it I'm going to have some sleepless nights this week.

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  • Sandi (BookDragonHeart)
  • 07-05-21

Cinderella Inspired with a delicious dark fae twist

While this story is definitely based on the Cinderella fairytale, there is also very much a 10 Things I Hate About You vibe to it, and a very deliciously dark fae, magical twist to it. Ella and Tray’s relationship definitely starts off on a rocky foot, given Ella’s history with bullies and needing to protect herself, but when they finally get past all the mistrust, their relationship sizzles in every way possible. I probably took a little too much joy in the payback and revenge, but it was all so much fun to read. And the dynamic between Ella and Tray is fantastic, her snark and sass to his alpha, cocky ego; but underneath it all, we get her vulnerability, and his need to protect and support her, it what makes them such a great couple in the end.

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  • Kaye
  • 02-05-21

Excellent...

This is an introduction into their world?! I can't wait for the 'real deal '.
The narration was excellent. I had to sort of get used to Emma's speech style.
Which wasn't too hard,since I really wanted to know what she had to say. Ms.Lamb and Mr. Graves
played off each other's nuances very well. Job well done by all!
Edges on leaning towards a bit of soft++ porn?! But not bad enough for 18 years and up!! It's ok.?

Thanks, Kaye