{Effie Reviews} Fae by C.J. Abedi

Posted September 4, 2013 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Fae by C.J. Abedi


by C.J. Abedi
Series: Fae Trilogy #1
Published on July 30th, 2013
by Diversion
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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The battle between Dark and Light 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 Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth of her heritage is revealed.

Devilyn is the only 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 received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’ll start off by saying that this review won’t be long.

Alright so Fae is actually about Caroline and Devilyn, who are part of a Prophecy made way back, before their time. Devilyn is the son of the eldest of the Elders of the Dark Fae and a Light Fae. It’s his destiny to protect and love Caroline, who is – unknown to her – the heiress to the throne of the Light Fae. Their future Queen and also destined to give her life for them.

Now the story wasn’t half bad, but I’ve seen quite a few editorial problems and also it was so slow-paced that it became boring really quick. I love it when the author builds up the plot, but this was just too slow and the ending of the book was so disjointed that I had to re-read it several time before I understood what was going on. Also the info dumps at the beginning of each chapter where incredibly annoying and only helped to slow the story down and make it even more difficult to get through.

As for the characters well while I hold a certain fondness for Caroline up to a point, I hold very little love for Devilyn and all the other characters in the book. Devilyn is almost as bad as Edward Cullen with his obsessive and annoying stalkerish ways. Every thought is about Caroline, now I know love can make people stupid, but this was just ridiculous. I really didn’t like him, not one bit.

I think that’s about all I have to say for this book. It wasn’t entirely bad, but enough for me to give it a 2 star rating. Though I think with a few changes here and there and some more editorial help this book could become better.


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