Tag: fae

Oct 02
{Review} #AnEnchantmentofRavens by Margaret Rogerson @MarRogerson @RivetedLit

{Review} #AnEnchantmentofRavens by Margaret Rogerson @MarRogerson @RivetedLit

An Enchantment of Ravens is a young adult standalone fae fantasy by Margaret Rogerson. I used to love books about the fae, but I haven’t read a really good fae-centered book in a long time. So I was super excited when I started to see great early reviews of An Enchantment of Ravens. And when a few of my favorite bookstagrammers said it was one of their favorite reads of the year, I knew I had to read this one ASAP. And I was so not disappointed. An Enchantment of Ravens is a magical story, with beautiful writing. This is a book that instantly swept me away. I seriously loved this story. In an Enchantment of Ravens we meet Isobel, a talented portrait artist in a town bordering the Fae world/forest. Whimsy is such an interesting town because of their proximity to the fair folk. Throughout the town’s history, Fae come into town to buy items that are crafted. I’m not sure if this is a unique trait to Mrs…. Read more »

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Oct 28
{Review} Chasing Rabbits by @Erin_Bedford

{Review} Chasing Rabbits by @Erin_Bedford

Chasing Rabbits is the first book in The Underground series by Erin R. Bedford. The Underground series is a new adult fantasy romance that is a really cool take on Wonderland. Think Alice in Wonderland, mixed with the Fae. Wonderland is really called the Underground and it composed of shadowlands, inbetweens and both the seelie and unseelie courts. I absolutely delighted in Erin Bedford’s take on the story. I thought it maintained the perfect craziness of Wonderland, which mixing in perfectly suited Fae fantasy elements. I think it is the perfect marriage actually. I loved this book, and I have already started read the second one. I couldn’t help myself. I needed more! The main character of Chasing Rabbits is Katherine. A young woman who stumbles into Wonderland chasing a rabbit. Sound familiar? Well, trust me, she is no Alice and though the characters might seem similar this is not the same tale of Alice in Wonderland you are used to. However; lots of my favorite elements were there. I… Read more »

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Mar 15
{Review+Giveaway} Winter Queen by Amber Argyle

{Review+Giveaway} Winter Queen by Amber Argyle

Winter Queen is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, call the Fairy Queens, by Amber Argyle. (and as a side note, you can get the first book for free by signing up for Amber’s newsletter, HERE) The book is very fast paced and very action heavy. There were things that I really, really enjoyed about Winter Queen, and things that didn’t work out so well for me. Overall, I did enjoy the book, but it was a bit meh for me. I can see this series really picking up in the second book though because all of the groundwork has been laid. I may very well enjoy the second book much more. Let’s start with something I loved about Winter Queen. I loved the main character, Ilyenna. I thought she was great. Compassionate, strong, flexible when she needed to be, and unyielding and stubborn when the situation called for strength. I admired the heck out her. In fact, if it wasn’t for her, I would have put… Read more »

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Jan 07
{Giveaway} YA Faeries & #Fantasy #Giveaway Hop!

{Giveaway} YA Faeries & #Fantasy #Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the YA Faeries and Fantasy giveaway hop! This giveaway is international!  For this giveaway, I have hand picked some excellent Fae and Fantasy books and the winner will get to choose either 2 of the books in the photo below, or they can choose my ebook pick of Cage of Deceit. (seriously, it is SO FREAKIN’ GOOD!) or The dreamer. But if you don’t want any of those books, you can choose any ebook you would like (up to $5). The ebook will be purchased through amazon. The top pick winner is an easy one for me: Cage of Deceit was so freaking good. I have been recommending it to everyone that I can! It is a young adult fantasy and it just gives me shivers it is so good. If the winner is international, they can pick an ebook of my top pick- Cage of Deceit, or the dreamer (or any ebook up to $5) If the winner is US they can either choose… Read more »

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Sep 10
{Review+Giveaway} Fates Divided by @Jules_Barnard

{Review+Giveaway} Fates Divided by @Jules_Barnard

A New Adult Fae series? Umm, HECK YES! Fates Divided is the first book in the Halven Rising Series. What in the H-E- double hockey sticks is a Halven you ask? –> This is the first paranormal that I have read by Jules Barnard and I have to say, I think I like it even more than her contemporaries. I love paranormals and magical based new adult books, and this one is so good! I loved how the world was a college campus combined with part of the fae universe. It was so cool. Jules did an excellent job of blending modern science with the magical. While reading, I kept thinking, “yep, I could totally see this happening.” Elena turns 18 and everything starts to change for her. I didn’t put together that it was her 18th birthday that was the catalyst for everything, until a lot of the crazy events had already started happening, but still it was pretty cool to see everything that she could do. And what… Read more »

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Feb 02
{Review} The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

{Review} The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest is a book that I have been dying to read for a long time. And a lot of that had to do with the cover. I still sometimes get lost just looking at it. I love it that much. Plus, I was really loving the fact that this book is a standalone. And I did end up liking the book…just…not as much as I thought I would. Now, I haven’t read too many reviews for the Darkest Part of the Forest so I have no idea whether I will be in the minority or majority, but I will attempt to convey my kind of confused relationship with this book. I absolutely LOVED the way the book started and the way the book ended. In kind of an anonymous third person narrative that felt like the start of a fairy tale narration. “deep in the middle of the forest, there was a boy…” That kind of thing. But it was very well done at grabbing… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Review+Giveaway} Dust by Devon Ashley

{Review+Giveaway} Dust by Devon Ashley

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Welcome to my stop on the Dust blog tour Dust by Devon Ashley Paperback, First, 344 pages Published September 18th 2012 Age Group:Young Adult Series: Of Dust and Darkness  #1  Source: ecopy from Author Summary: 4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back. 68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen. 87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned. 88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me. Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend… Read more »

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Jan 27
{Book Review} Five by Christie Rich

{Book Review} Five by Christie Rich

Five by Christie Rich Kindle Edition, 314 pages Published August 10th 2011 Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from Author Series: Elemental Enmity #1 Summary:  Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world. However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Review+Giveaway} Air by Shauna Granger

{Review+Giveaway} Air by Shauna Granger

Air by Shauna Granger Paperback, 254 pages Published September 26th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Series: Elemental #2 Source: Author for blog tour Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy… Read more »

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Aug 26
Follow Friday (6)

Follow Friday (6)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison can Read.   If you are new to the #FF fun, Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name on Parajunkee’s site, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to Parajunkee, and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! ok now for the question! Q. In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question “comes out of the closet” and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real?  I wish the fae would “come out of the closet”. They are so interesting to me! They are so mischievous and such… Read more »

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