I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased, honest review. My thoughts are my own. I was drawn initially by the blurb, promises of a good fae story and maybe romance. Possibly more on the YA side (this was just a pre-read guess) but I thought I would really enjoy it.
This book gave me trouble. I tend to be generous with stars, and it started sucking me into the story and the characters. I wanted to like it, and did even lean strongly toward 4 stars... but for the end.
Remove the last 5 or so pages, and it's a 4 star read. But the ending was so, Wham-Bam-Thank-You-M'am.... it was like a HEA fairy came and threw up on everything. Yes, it leaves you with the feeling of HEA. But dude... slapping wings on something does NOT mean that explains everything and it's all roses and kittens.
I'm sorry that's so graphic in a Disney-Gone-Wild sentiment... but I adore fae stories, even half-fae. There were 'good' ones and 'bad' and there was tricks that you would expect from fae, and I liked that there was some explination in the mythology behind the story. It basically had many elements I usually love in a book. Hot guys and/or male fae never hurt either.
Maybe if I loved the characters a little more, was a little more drawn into the story, I might have wanted a HEA so badly that I could just smile and say 'Yahoo!' But... there's always a but... I just couldn't buy it. I really appreciate the chance I had to read it, and I'm just one person. This could totally end up being your next favorite book; it just wasn't mine.