Fae by C.J. Abedi

FaeThe battle between Light and Dark is about to begin.
Caroline Ellis sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until she begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth is revealed.” (description from Goodreads)

Caroline is supposed to die as a queen, the queen of Fae. Queen of Devilyn Reilly, the future king and the only Fae that has dark AND light in him. This book is about the struggle that these two people have when they fall in love with each other. And it’s especially hard on Devilyn, because he wants her to be safe, but he knows that she won’t be as long as they’re together.

At the beginning of this book I got the feeling that it was too cheesy. Caroline kept thinking of how hot Devilyn is, and how she wants to kiss his lips and touch him and be with him and argh. It irritated me. But after a while I came to like this character. Caroline is a brave teenager who loves her dog, best friend, and running.
Devilyn though, gave me something to think about. He’s the one who has two sides, but it’s hard for him to juggle that. He can be a real jerk, but from the inside he’s sweet. So I don’t know what to think of him.
Odin though was a great character. A real father figure, one that you can rely on, and that’s why he was my favorite character in this book.

I would say that this book is a preparation for some action packed books in this trilogy, so I’m excited for the next books and hope it doesn’t take long for them to come out. I was a little bit sad though that the main plot of this first volume was about the struggle for love. It was a bit too much. Maybe it would’ve been better to tell this all in a smaller volume, or get 2 volumes in 1 book.

Still, I really enjoyed this book, even though I had some things to say about it. What I really liked was the quotes at the beginning of every chapter. Every chapter had it’s own quote. I thought it was a nice twist. Also the fact that there was a separation between Fae’s (dark and light) was nice and something else. The battle between dark and light and things like that. Though I think I can already predict that light is going to win.

I gave it 3 stars out of 5 on Goodreads, and meant to give it 3.5 stars. It’s a nice, fast read, and even though some things irritated me; overall I think this book was good.

I got this book from Diversion books to read and review before the release, so thank you so much Diversion books for letting me read this! It was a great experience. This book will be released on July 30th.

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