Cinderella is determined to graduate from the Fairy Tale Selectory at the top of her Underling class, but that means no fraternizing with Royals, and she has a serious crush on Henri, the Royal prince.
As a fourth year, seventeen-year-old orphaned Cinderella is all set to graduate as one of the top Underlings. All she has to do is pass her final examinations by entering her given fairy tale and completing it. If she passes, the selectory places her in a post of good standing with one of the Royal families. Those who fail are banished to the Forbidden Forest and never seen again.
Upon entering her fairy tale, Cinderella is given the job as personal maid to Belinda, the most beautiful Royal in her graduating class. It’s apparent Belinda is meant to marry Henri, King Charming’s son.
Cinderella gets to work making certain Belinda is dressed in the best gowns and has the most opportunities to spend time with the prince, while keeping the other candidates away from him. The King’s ball is in one month. Cinderella is positive she’ll pass with flying colors if Henri proposes to Belinda before the final chime of the clock at midnight.
All goes according to plan until Cinderella meets Henri. Undeniable sparks immediately fly between them and she finds herself thinking about him often, even wishing they could be together. But following her heart means failure, and Cinderella doesn’t have that option.