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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
Fae Not - Leah Spiegel,  Megan Summers 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.