Book Review: Fae Curse by Eve A. Hunt

Fae Curse: Yew Queen Book One

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: January 3rd 2020

Recently, I picked a whole bunch of independently published author newsletters from a couple of large contests that required it. You might be thinking, “Ew, junk mail. No thanks.” But it is a great way to find new authors and pick up free and discounted books without having to search the internet 🙂 So save yourself some time and money and take the plunge next time you have the opportunity.  Anyway, that’s how I found myself offering the author my review and typo hunting services when it was mentioned in a newsletter.

This book is the first in a new series, and the summary really grabbed my attention. A young baker and her friends are trying to live their dream and survive the hardships of adulthood (making this firmly a new adult book) when one stormy night, a flash of lavender lightning reveals an ancient, mysterious castle on a nonexistent hill to our main lady. Then, we are introduced to some fae and a vampire that “live” under a terrible curse. The author does a fantastic job working the older fae into our contemporary world without alienating the readers or taking them out of the story with out-of-date dialogue.

My favorite part of this story was the relationship between Coren and Lucus. The phrase “It’s complicated” assuredly applies here as they try to bridge the gap of centuries, knowledge, and magical bonds. And it all boils down to their story being lustery 🙂

Which perfectly describes this book. Lustery! And I can’t wait for the next book as that ending raised so many questions that I NEED to know the answers to.

Summary:

What do sexy fae lords, a vampire assassin, and a mysterious castle have in common?

Yours truly.

Yeah no, I did not plan this.

When my bestie and I opened a fabulous bakery, I planned to live a long life shoving pumpkin muffins into my face hole and working them off during my self-defense class.

But when a castle full of ridiculously gorgeous immortals showed up on the ley line running through my small town outside Nashville, my life changed.

A lot. Like a lot, a lot.

Because of an ancient curse, the immortals can’t leave the castle without turning to ash. But when the most powerful fae lord uses his seductive power to lure me close, to psychically feed on my aura, he successfully steps out of the castle for the first time.

Now the fae want all of my supposedly special blood to break the curse. Until I can somehow shove the immortals back into whatever magical hole they crawled out of, my life is forfeit.

I have a plan. But said plan didn’t account for the insane feelings I’m starting to have for the alpha of the group…

FAE CURSE is the steamy first book in the Yew Queen Trilogy, and it’s perfect for KF Breene, Laura Thalassa, Annette Marie, Linsey Hall, and CN Crawford fans!

If you like fated mates, enemies-to-lovers, snarky heroines, hot vampires, and seductive fae, then click to buy and begin this fantastical new series today!

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2019 (Not All of Them Are 2019 Releases)

I’m really bad at Top 10 lists as I never seem to be able to stop at 10!  So here’s my top reads of 2019 plus some extras that were also incredible.  I’ve reviewed almost all of these on here, so make sure to check out the full reviews by using the search box or go to the page where I list all my reviews by title.

2019 Releases

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1)

I enjoyed this fun mash up of fantasy and science fiction. Sometimes it was hard to remember it was set in space, but the twists and turns were fantastic!

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Book Review: Field Trip by Molly Brooks

Field Trip (Sanity & Tallulah, Book 2)

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by Disney-Hyperion

I’m going to start by saying that I didn’t love this one quite as much as the first volume.  I think it was the distinct lack of three-headed kitten though.  The replacement “bees” were absolutely amazing though.  The friendship and characterization of Sanity and Tallulah were just as fun as the previous and shows a bit more the difference between the not-quite-evil genius and the spacy creative one.  It works and I love it!

The science in this one was spectacular.  I don’t know how true the science was, but it made logical sense within the story, and that’s all that matters to me.  It introduced some concepts that made you think about the consequences.  And what might happen if it were a reality.

I’m hoping that this series continues because it is adorable and presents several wonderful things that I think are lacking in the middle grade graphic novel category (POC main character, smart/science engaged girls, etc.).  I look forward to seeing what else the author comes up with after this.

PS It kinda reminds me of the DCOM Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.

Summary:

Sanity and Tallulah are going on a field trip-to a real live planet! Some of their classmates are nervous (none of them have been on a planet before, and they’ve heard terrible things), but Tallulah is beside herself with excitement. Sanity would be more excited if her grumpy older sister, Prudence, wasn’t coming along to supervise the trip. Things get off to a rocky start (asteroid-y start, to be specific) and Sanity and Tallulah find themselves separated from their school group, pursued by a pirate, and stranded on a planet that’s about to explode, with nothing but the wreckage of a crashed space shuttle and the contents of Tallulah’s overloaded backpack to work with. These best friends will have to stretch their problem-solving skills to the limit in order to get everyone home safe, and it’s going to take their whole class-plus an accountant, a math hermit, a group of mysterious beekeepers, and even the murderous pirate-to make it happen.
This second adventure in the Sanity & Tallulah series by Molly Brooks is out of this world!