by Malinda Lo
In this GLBT version of the classic Cinderella fairy tale, Aisling (a.k.a. Ash) has lost her mother, and with her, the last magic that her family had.
Because magic is fading and that means that there are fewer greenwitches to cure the sick, fewer fairies, and fewer encounters with the fairy world.
However, there is no shortage of fairy tales. And after Ash's father dies, leaving her the poor servant of her stepmother, all Ash has is her fairy tales.
Years later, she finds a path of magic, a fairy, and a huntress. And now she must make a choice between honoring the bargain made, or following her heart.