Author: Tay LaRoi
Published: 25th December 2017 (NineStar Press)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 5/5 (It was amazing)
Official Summary: “After the fall of Queen Mab, DJ Suzuki resolves herself to an aimless life of entertaining, drinking, and hooking up within the Faerie Realm. After twenty ageless years, she knows she can’t go back to her family, despite the fact that her brother still searches for her and the small voice telling her that her parents might have had a change of heart about her orientation.
When a young woman named Talia shows up at DJ’s workplace desperate for help, DJ sees a way to rid herself of the guilt of staying away: she’ll take Talia where she needs to go if Talia rids DJ’s family of all memory of her. Talia will be safe and DJ will be free to live in the Faerie Realm with a clear conscience. Everyone wins.
Except there’s more to Talia and her situation than she’s letting on. Her pursuers want more than just her. They want the Faerie Court, and Talia is the key to getting it. If DJ can’t get Talia to safety before they catch up, a guilty conscience will be the least of her worries. She just might have a faerie civil war on her hands.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review in anyway.)
Review: This is the second in The Faerie Court Chronicles series but can be read as a standalone. The first book would just give the second more background information, plus more world building. I was a bit sad to see that the second book didn’t follow the same two characters from the first. That sadness was soon forgotten though within the two new characters.
The Author has a very skilled hand in creating very strong kick-ass women. But real people (Can you call Faerie people? Yes whatever too confusing.) Every single character, whether big or small is a very unique individual. You got to know them all quite well, all their dialogue was that on point. The world building is also very well detailed, but not too detailed to the point your confused. The mixing of the human world and faerie world keep you grounded.
The fighting, sometimes you find that when people do fight scenes you can hardly follow it because it comes across as a bit confusing, or the Author is trying too hard. That is not the case with this book. It was never over the top, it was just right and realistic as it can be when dealing with a fantasy world.
I also just like how the romance is played out. It a big part of the book but it doesn’t take away from the other aspects. It just there. It doesn’t smother the story, it helps the story unfold.
(Think this is the longer review I’ve written. Sorry for that)