Posts Tagged ‘Fae’

Rite of Annarii by A Maslo

May 22, 2017 - 6:47 pm No Comments

Rite of Annarii by A Maslo

Published by Feather Dream Press on 12th May 2017

197 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Fellywynne is a human living with the Fae folk. Having been abandoned at birth, Fellwynne was lucky to be brought up by these magical folk.  We join Fellwynne as she is about to graduate and take up her role in the community.

Fellwynne was a considerate young girl and although different she made adaptions to fit in. She and her best friend Willow Leafshimmer were inseparable and I like how the author incorporated Willow in the story letting her enjoy Fellwynne’s quest. Having Drake, Willow’s boyfriend on the journey could have made Fellwynne into a third wheel, but the author introduced us to Aleck Stormblood, the 1st commander of the Annarii Elite. On their travels Fellwynne grew into a woman and became the diplomat that the elders knew she would, she was not afraid of danger and stood up for people more unfortunate then herself.

One of favourite scenes was the back story about Kiari and her rooster, I could not stop laughing when Kiari told her story and the length of time it took Willow to catch on. The author had a style of writing that took you on the journey, the descriptive way she wrote the story, had you feeling that you were following in Fellwynne’s footsteps, even the minor scenes had a lot of detail. A simple task of collecting berries had you feeling that you were there, getting sunburnt whilst you were filling the baskets with elderberries.

I got so into this story that I could not believe when I had finished it, I just wanted to carry on with Fellwynne’s quest. If you love fantasy and adventure books then you will love this story. With a touch of romance which does not detract from the main story, this will appeal to a lot of readers. I cannot wait to continue on this journey and I hope I do not have to wait long to do so.

Infinity

March 17, 2016 - 11:42 am No Comments

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Infinity
Author: Alliana Daniels
Published by CreateSpace Independent publishing platform 
Release date: 9th August 2015
Page count: 376pp
Reviewer: Yvonne Davies

Gabriel is a Fae who can turn into animals. He is used to living by himself, and nearing 190 years old, he did not think he would meet his soul mate.
Carmen is a strong woman, and talented animal trainer, who does not let anything get in her way. She is not afraid to speak her mind and does not care who she upsets in the process. 
With the help of her best friend Lizzy from foster care, she runs a successful animal training business. Carmen is so gifted with animals because she can talk to them. 
On a business trip to sort out an owner’s dog, Carmen’s infinity birthmark starts to hurt, at exactly the same time that Gabriel’s birthmark hurts as well. Gabriel knows that this is a sign that his soulmate has been found and he now has to find and bond with her.
From the start Gabriel has difficulties securing his mate.  Due to Carmen’s past she shuns him and will not let him get close. A bigger problem is that Carmen does not know she is Fae and that she will gain her powers on her birthday.
Slowly Gabriel gains Carmen’s trust and with the help of his family, shows her what love is and helps her overcome her problems.
Although a slow start, this soon develops into a good read. It has everything; magic intrigue, sex and humour, which kept my interest right to the end.
This is a story about love, patience and perseverance. You will easily fall in love with the characters, and with Gabriel having a large family there is scope to have many spin off stories. I for one would like to read more about Riley
This is the 1st in the series and I cannot wait to read Unbound!