Friday, August 9, 2013

Fae by C.J. Abedi Review

Name: Fae
Author: C.J. Abedi
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release Date: July 30th, 2013
Format: E-Book ARC
Buy the book on Amazon
471 pages
The 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. 

Devilyn is the only one of the Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself. 

Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, FAE draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.


My Review:
Having heard mixed reviews about Fae, I decided to still give it a try because it sounded so intriguing from the summary. I am so glad that I did!! Overall, I really enjoyed Fae; it had suspense, romance, and some AWESOME mythology!

I really loved how the authors were able to use the legend of the Roanoke colony into this book. I thought it was really interesting to see how that tied in with the story as a whole and I really liked it. I did think though, however, the writing was a little bit shaky and confusing at times. It was a little hard to follow with the alternating perspectives between Caroline and Devilyn, but I did really like how we were able to see things from both of their perspectives.

I really felt that this book was more of a "background" book in the series if that makes any sense. We got a lot of information about the characters and their lives, but the action didn't pick up till the end of the novel. I hope that the next book in the series has more action in it! I also really enjoyed the relationship between Caroline and Devilyn. You could really see how much he cared for her and I liked seeing the various scenes in which they interact. Caroline was also a really great female heroine...she definitely wasn't weak whatsoever and thought she was headstrong and not afraid to take risks.

Overall, Fae was a great headstart to an interesting series! I can't wait to see what happens next and how the story progresses..and hopefully their will be more action scenes!
My Rating:


  1. I like the sound of this one. Maybe a Beautiful Creatures feeling to it with the light and the dark!? I do love a good Fae story.

  2. I've always loved wondering about what may have actually have happened to Roanoke. A while reality is probably a lot less romantic, then what I come up with, it's still fun. This is what thy book interests me, it just seems like such a fun idea.


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