I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in the Fae Blog Tour which is running from August 19th – 29th. To visit the other blogs on this tour, check the schedule at the bottom of the post.
**I was given a copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**
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 know that people always say that when it happens, it’s like a bolt of lightning that rushes through your body. It’s a feeling that you never forget.”
I was drawn in by the synopsis for this book on NetGalley and immediately requested to be included in the blog tour with the publisher. I love books about faeries and this one looked promising.
Caroline, the main character, is studious, careful and a general outsider at school. Other than her best friend, Teddy, she hangs by herself and spends most of her spare time helping out at her parents restaurant. But Caroline dreams of more. She dreams of days spent surrounded by lush nature with the love of her life. She just had to find him.
Devilyn, the second main character, really stole the show in this book. I believe he was meant to be the secondary character, but my heart went out to him. He had his own internal and external battles going on simultaneously and there was so much more depth to him as a character. As the son of a Dark and a Light Fae, he alone has the choice to become one or the other. Taken as a child to live with a god, Odin, he knows his fate. He just has to choose to follow through with it or try to change it.
This story is really about the relationships between Caroline and Devilyn. It is a sometimes sweet, sometimes frustrating telling of how they came to meet and how their relationship grew. The two-person point-of-view writing style was well done with each person’s narration picking up where the other left off, switching back and forth within the chapters. My only complaint was in the pacing. The story dug much too far into the mundane areas of their lives, thereby dragging out the story. It was difficult to stay invested in the characters or the story line.
Time for a Giveaway!!!
The wonderful people at Diversion Books are giving away an electronic copy of Fae: Book 1 in any format you want (pdf, MOBI, or ePub). This giveaway is open internationally too!