{Review} The Faerie Games by Michelle Madow

October 28, 2019 New Adult, Reviews 1 ★★★★

{Review} The Faerie Games by Michelle MadowThe Faerie Games by Michelle Madow
Pages: 290
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on August 30, 2019
Series: Dark World: The Faerie Games #1
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance, mythology
Source: eARC from Author

I’m Selena Pearce, and in the past few days I’ve been kidnapped by faeries, gifted with powerful magic, and forced by the gods to compete in a twisted game to the death.

Growing up on the magical island of Avalon should be great... but I have no magic to speak of. And my parents forbid me from leaving.

So when I sneak out to Earth for a night and meet a hottie named Julian with ice blue eyes that leave me breathless, of course I say yes to a date with him. But when Julian pulls me through a magical portal, I realize he isn’t human. He’s a half-blood faerie sent to bring me to his realm of the Otherworld. Because apparently, I’m a half-blood faerie, too. And I’ve been chosen to compete in the annual Faerie Games—a brutal, gladiator-like competition where half-bloods fight to the death.

Too bad I can’t get my new magic under control. But with all eyes on me, I only have two options: Die in the Faerie Games, or win and earn my freedom.

Now the other players—including Julian, who still captivates me even though I should hate him—better watch out. Because I’m determined to get home.

And I’ll fight anyone blocking my path to get there.

Full of magic, mythology, adventure, and romance, The Faerie Games is the first book in an addicting fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Michelle Madow that will keep you reading late into the night! Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and Throne of Glass.

NA Review My Thoughts

The Faerie Games is the first book in the new adult series, called Dark World: The Faerie Games, by author Michelle Madow. Dark World: The Faerie Games series is a new adult fantasy romance with strong mythology elements. I loved The Faerie Games. It might even be my favorite book by Michelle Madow! (and I have read several of her novels) The Faerie Games has elements of so many of my favorite book tropes, mashed into one. I love books that feature mythology, the fae, fantasy romances and books that feature a competition. I loved this whirlwind adventure and I am excitedly waiting for more!

In the Faerie Games, we meet Selena, who gets whisked away to the land of the fae and has to battle it out in a competition that is broadcast to everyone in live time. The Faerie Games has major Hunger Games vibes, but add in the Fae and Roman Gods, because in The Faerie Games, the competitors are chosen by the Gods themselves. Each one picks a competitor to lend their patronage and powers to while they are all competing to the death. I love the idea of broadcasting the competition to the whole country. It gave me major Hunger Games/reality TV show competition vibes, which you all know I love.

The Faerie Games does a great job setting the stage for the competition, and we get to see the first challenge. But what it really did was make me even more excited for the next novel. If you are a fan of fast paced fantasy romance and you love mythology and competitions, like I do, this book is going to be right up your alley. It will leave you breathless, and flipping the pages just as fast as you can. I read this book in one sitting because once I picked it up, I simply could not put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen next. I have a feeling this is going to be a series that does not hold back on the punches, action and death. It is going to be brutal, and I am completely rooting for Selena. (plus, Julian and Cassia!)

There is a cliffhanger at the end of The Faerie Games, which has left me impatient for the next book! I need it now! Dark World: The Faerie Games is a follow up series to her The Dark World Angel Trials Series. I have never read that series, but it ends with Selena’s birth. You do not need to read the previous series to be able to understand and enjoy this one. If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, of fantasy romances or of mythology, or heck, even of reality TV show competitions, I think you need to check out The Faerie Games. You will love it! I know I did.


Book 2 in Dark World: The Faerie Games comes out October 30th! 

Click on the cover below to grab your copy today. (it’s on Kindle Unlimited too!)

The Faerie Pawn (Dark World: The Faerie Games Book 2) by [Madow, Michelle]

About Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. Michelle’s latest YA novel, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014. It is the first in an upcoming trilogy. The second part, Diamonds in the Rough, will be coming out in November 2014.

Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook (/MichelleMadow) and Twitter (@MichelleMadow).

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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