Book Review & Giveaway: Forever Fae by L.P. Dover

Blurb from goodreads.com:


He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect……….We didn’t know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae.


According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable.

No one knows how Calista is destined to change the kingdoms, but there is one that does. He not only craves Calista’s power, but her body as well, and his goal is to steal her power, make her his Dark Queen, and take over the Land of the Fae.

Will the evil succeed in claiming Calista’s soul? Or will the two men that fight for her heart save her from despair, and help her fulfill her destiny to become what she was meant to be.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***


MY THOUGHTS

Cute and sweet romantic tale!


I’ve read a lot of fiction featuring faeries, including kids lit, YA, and adult: Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Tithe by Holly Black, Spiderwick Chronicles also by Holly Black, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, Cold Days by Jim Butcher, and Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs.

Everybody handles the fae in a slightly different manner, and I had to put aside my pre-conceived notions. L.P. Dover has a fresh way of depicting the fae. Certainly not quite as dark as I am used to (even the kids lit like Fablehaven and Spiderwick Chronicles portrays the fae as a menacing force, not always evil, but definitely uncaring to the human plight). L.P. Dover’s Forever Fae is different in that it is not about human interactions with the fae, but more about the fae in their own world.

I was reminded of a high school setting without the angst: from the parties and dresses to the dialogue. But this is by no means a YA book. The love scenes are a bit too racy, though not beyond anything you’d normally find in a romance novel.



WHAT I LIKED

Awesome ending. The plot was certainly tight. Pacing was good. And the evil villain is certain nasty enough to get my hackles up.

I liked Calista. She loved to read and was kind to those around her. She also was thoughtful—not in being caring, but in that she thought about things. But then, people who read usually do think more about things. She understood the people around her, what made them tick, and who they were on the inside. And yet, I could totally see why she’d miss the fact that Merrick (her best friend) had been in love with her for years.

I liked Ryder too. He was a good depiction of a Winter warrior prince, cold and calculating.



WHAT I THOUGHT COULD BE IMPROVED

I thought the romance could have used more time to develop. A little less lust and falling in love at first sight, and a little more friendship and more conversation.


OVERALL

I can’t wait to see how this author grows. As she adds depth to her characters and plot lines and strengthens her writing style (like learning how to show more and tell less), she’s going to be an awesome writer.



GIVEAWAY RULES:  
  • Winner will receive 1 eBook copy of Forever Fae by L.P. Dover
  • International contestants welcome
  • Begins  Monday 12/17/2012
  • Ends Friday 12/21/2012


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