Title: Fae written by C.J. Abedi
Genre: YA Fiction – Fantasy
Published by Diversion Books
Page count: 266
Format: Ebook (Read on Barnes and Noble HD+)
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #41
“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.”
Welcome to my stop on the Fae Blog Tour!! I received a copy of Fae from the publisher for an honest review. I would like to thank Diversion Books and C.J. Abedi for allowing me to be a part of the Blog Tour for Fae!
I was really excited to read and review Fae because the story has a lot of elements that I like in a good book namely magic, the struggle between good and evil, fairies and in the case of Fae…mythology! When I started Fae, I knew that these things would be incorporated into the story from the description but I was pleasantly surpised to find that the story is about the Tuatha de Danaan. When I was in college I was obsessed with early Irish literature and coming across the Tuatha de Danaan in this book was such a treat for me.
I really enjoyed my read of Fae. There were quite a few things about it that drew me in and kept me interested in it. The use of mythology throughout the story was awesome and I like the characters the authors have written for us. I especially love Caroline, I think she was easy to relate to and overall just easy to like. I also liked Devilyn a lot even though I was frustrated with him for the way he treats Caroline at first. I really liked watching their romance develop throughout the story and I especially love the romantic moments they have, they’re so real and so sweet.
This book actually made me cry because it involves Caroline and her dog. I’m a fur mommy myself and my dog is literally my everything so their relationship really struck a chord with me. Although I knew I loved the book already, that was the moment that I realized how into the story I was. This is part of a series so I can’t wait to read the rest. I am so curious about how much more Devilyn and Caroline’s relationship is going to progress and how it is going to affect their relationship now that Devilyn is more Dark Fae than light (which is kind of hinted at in this but not really confirmed). I loved the dynamics of their relationship and the heart stopping moments we encounter as it grows and changes throughout the book.
I love the way the story is told – from both Caroline and Devilyn’s perspectives. I enjoy when stories are told that way, it lends a different dimension to the characters in the story instead of having us just experience them through only one characters eyes. I think it makes the story more personal and makes us less biased towards the characters or what happens to them and between them.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Fae. It’s a pretty light read and will definitely be a treat for any YA Fantasy fans out there! As part of the Fae Blog Tour, I am hosting a giveaway of an ebook copy of Fae so you can have your chance to read it asap! Please enter through the Rafflecopter link below!
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C. J. Abedi is made up of the sister writing team Colet and Jasmine Abed who wrote the upcoming series Fae. They have always had a love of writing and began collaborating on many projects when they were very young. Their passion for all things creative led them to the world of the entertainment industry where they have worked since completing their education.
Colet Abedi ran development for ITV Studios and is currently Executive Producer on three shows that run in syndication called Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, Unsealed: Alien Files and Now Eat This with Rocco DiSpirito. She was also an Executive Producer on Posh Tots. Prior to that, she was a Head Writer for 20th Television, a division of Fox, for two telenovelas, American Heiress starring Annalyn McCord and Robert Buckley and Fashion House, starring Bo Derek and Taylor Kinney. She alsorecently completed the feature filmFive Souls that will be released next year.
Jasmine Abedi is an entertainment attorney, and has worked with entertainment powerhouses such as Fox, NBC Universal, ABC, MTV and E! for the past 14 years. She has also worn many different hats in the entertainment industry, with Executive Producer credits for the television programs Posh Tots and the pilots Club Bounce (TruTV), Divas(VH-1), and Life With The Clarks (CMT). In addition to writing, she has also partnered with a law school friend to create the natural cosmetic company Generation Klean, Inc. Their products can be found online at www.generationklean.com and at major retailers (Whole Foods, Fred Segal etc.) nationwide.
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C.J. Abedi’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaeTrilogy
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C.J. Abedi’s Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/CJAbedi/
Fae Homepage: http://www.thefaearecoming.com/
Diversion Books: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/fae
Happy Reading y’all!!