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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Five (Elemental Enmity, #1) - Christie Rich Wow, were to begin with this book...

I would give this a solid 4♥'s. Hot fae guys (I'll take one of Luke, and one of Zach, maybe a few more to round out my harem) and a sassy female protagonist make this a very enjoyable read. I know technically this is YA due to the age of the main character, BUT it's college, not HS so it's older YA. There is some making out scenes, but other than that it is a 'safe' read for even younger teens.

I had a discussion with the author, and I was surprised to find out that she had not read the Merry Gentry series. There are several similarities of the series (but NONE of the fae porn, fear not). Jett is like a twin to Doyle. Luke... well I can't decide who Luke would look like but he has a few character traits of Frost, maybe even Rhys. Zach is like Galen (in character, not visually) a little; the newer, more 'grown up' model of Galen. If you like Merry Gentry, Five is like a PG-13 variation.

Ultimately, if you like fae (hot, yummy, drool-worthy fae) and magic, then this should definitely be on your list to read. The main character Rayla is learning about everything at the same time as the reader, and Rich's mythology of fae and supernatural is an interesting slant on other fae tales. I will most definitely put book 2 on my to-be-read list and look forward to other books from Christie Rich!