After seeing several reviews on this novel, I was somewhat hesitant to buy it, however after reading the blurb several times, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. The concept of a warrioress tasked with hunting evil faeries and saving the world in the process isn’t an exceedingly original one, but I found this to be a surprisingly fun read. While May’s worldbuilding is somewhat lacking, the relationship between her characters were interesting enough to keep me entertained. Aileana was a compelling heroine, and I loved her strength throughout the novel. I also enjoyed reading the banter between her and Kiaran, and honestly their alliance/romance was the highlight of the book for me. Without giving any spoilers away, I will say that I found the ending to be both short and confusing and not satisfactory at all. I am as big of a fan of cliffhangers as anyone else, but this ending didn’t even feel like an ending at all, and to be honest, I most likely won’t be reading the sequel.
📚✔︎ Would recommend for any fans of faeirie folklore and steampunk looking for a fast read.
If I could summarize the book in one word: forgettable
Here’s the official summary on goodreads.
My rating: ★★★ 1/2
July 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm
Thanks for a great review! I did see this book floating around the book community and I was a bit unsure about it too. it seems like an interesting plot. Maybe I might try it out for myself. But I might just borrow it from the library 🙂
August 18, 2016 at 8:27 am
I love books about the fae and the premise does sound good, but if its forgettable maybe that isnt the best plan. 😮