How did I get it?:
I received it from Diversion Books via NetGalley as part of the Fae blog tour.
The battle between Light and Dark is about to begin.
Caroline Ellis sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until she begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth is revealed.
Devilyn is the only one of the Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself.
Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, FAE draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.
I was excited to read this book after reading some fabulous books published by Diversion recently. I have seen Fae compared to Twilight and I can see why, but for me.. it’s better than Twilight. It’s an easy to read book, but not what I expected. More on that later..
There are several characters in Fae, but we hear the most from Caroline and Devilyn. I thought Caroline was a great character, she was witty and relatable. She’s not a character that hates herself, but she’s not full of herself either. Good qualities in a protagonist. Devilyn is described as a hot, mysterious guy, that has everything. He does.. he’s good looking, he has money and he’s charming and protective too. Quite typical for this sort of book. Devilyn isn’t arrogant though, which is very welcome! He is an intense character for those of you that are fans of the brooding type.
The secondary characters are interesting. I particularly liked Odin. Teddy is Caroline’s best friend and the typical best friend character. I did really like him though, and so far there’s no love triangle. Is it wrong for me to admit that I assumed there would be as soon as there was a guy best friend? I absolutely loved how much Caroline’s parents cared for her. I thought that was very sweet.
I mentioned before that I was somewhat surprised at reading Fae. This is because I expected more of a dark tale. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it though, I did. There’s hints of what is to come in future books, a battle, a romance that defies the law and a truly nasty villain. I liked the world in which Fae was set in. I hope future books become darker. The romance certainly leads the way in this book, but the romance is a different kind. It’s incredibly sweet (even if I found Devilyn a bit too intense at points).
Fae isn’t a story for those that are looking for an action packed mystery read. It’s mainly romanced based, so if you’re looking for a sweet story with a paranormal edge then Fae is the book for you!
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! (I would give this book 3.5 stars, so nearly a 4 star read!)
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