March 12, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway : Fae by CJ Abedi


Synopsis

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 Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth of her heritage is revealed.

Devilyn is the only 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.





Review

OK ... this book gets a 3.5 rating and before the frowns coming, let me explain. I seriously enjoyed the and I liked the story, characters, and of course, the romance. I just wanted more, but maybe this book was intended to set the base of the story and it'll just develop more and more in the next one. It gave us the backstory of their world and what's to come for Caroline and Devilyn ... definitely doesn't seem like a win-win situation, so I'm pretty curious on how that will work out in the end. I better get that happy ending or I will be devastated.

Caroline - she's smart, keeps to herself, has a great best friend ( Teddy ), and loving parents. She doesn't quite fit in and is just trying to find out where she fits, which also plays into the story, she's a little more than just human.

Devilyn - he's a complete jerk in the beginning of the book! I've seen this situation in other YA books, keeping the jerk-tude because they are better off without the other. I never liked that logic, yes I get, but still, dislike dislike dislike.

Teddy - I liked Teddy and for once it was a love triangle. I just hate love triangles in general, so that was refreshing to see that his role was solely to be THE best friend and nothing more. I just wish his character flowed in a bit more, instead of just popping up here and there. And he's not overbearing, so that's a major like from me!

Odin - I keep thinking of Thor, when I see that name! I love this man, he's sweet, caring and very loving! You can see how much he cares about Devilyn and he just says the right things, it seems impossible to mad at this man.

There are a few characters I could talk about, but I don't want to say too much.

To me the pace of their relationship was great, granted it was more of a push-push-little pull situation for about 80% of the book, but I didn't mind it too much. And I'm always a fan of different POVs it always saves my questions in the end. Another reason why it got the 3.5 rating was because of that ending, cliffhanger is one thing, but that little extra thing (you know what I'm talking about Abedi) was something that had me yelling & screaming. I'm probably a little bit too sensitive about that situation since the previous book I finished ended the same way! IT'S NOT FAIR ....

With that being said, I did truly enjoy this book and I look forward to the next installment ... that ending will give quite the hangover!

MY RATING :






Meet the Author

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 on HGTV. 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.


Jasmine Abedi is an entertainment attorney, and has worked with entertainment powerhouses such as Fox, NBCUniversal, 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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