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Book Review: Fair Isle Trilogy by @TessonjaOdette #BookReview #Fantasy #Faeries

I got an ARC of book two on Booksprout and went ahead and got the first book as well (no point in starting in the middle of a story). I’m waiting for book 3!

About the Book

to carve a fae heart cover

Every young woman dreams of marrying a king.
Everyone except for me.
Because the king I am to wed has razor sharp fangs and a thirst for blood.

All my life I knew I’d come of age during the Hundred Year Reaping. According to the ridiculous treaty, two human girls are sent to the faelands as brides for the fearsome fae king and his devilish younger brother.

Not me. I was supposed to be safe. Two girls were chosen from my village already. But when they are executed for offending the king, my sister and I are sent in their place.

What a mess. Then again, maybe it’s not so bad. The younger brother I’m paired with doesn’t seem as monstrous as I’d expected. He’s delightfully handsome too. But nothing compares to the chilling, dangerous beauty of the fae king. And when my sister flees the castle and her terrifying husband-to-be, I’m left to marry him instead.

If I go through with this, I might not survive my wedding night. If I don’t, no one is safe, neither human nor fae. An ancient war will return, bringing devastation we haven’t seen in a thousand years. Can I sacrifice myself for the good of my people? Or will a dangerous desire be the death of me first?

If I don’t lose my heart, the king will certainly lose his. I’ll carve it out with an iron blade if I have to.

To Carve a Fae Heart is an enemies-to-lovers fantasy, perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince, ACOTAR, and The Iron King. If you like snarky fae, brooding fae royals, sizzling romance, and fierce heroines, you’ll love this breathtaking fae fantasy. 

Check it out on Goodreads.

My Review

A thrilling tale of love, deception, magic and a yearning for logic.

I enjoyed the “Beauty and the Beast” elements of the story as well as the incredible worldbuilding. I like the way the Fae Courts, the differences between seelie and unseelie, and the Treaty were described.

Evelyn is fiery and an easy to relate to character. Foxglove is adorable and Lorelei is fierce.

A fun New Adult book with a twist ending.

Can’t wait to start reading book 2.

Trigger warning: violence, gore, sex, questionable consent (Cobalt’s interactions with human women).

4 stars

About the Book

to wear a fae crown cover

Every young woman dreams of wearing a crown.
But never a fae crown.
Because the crowns of fae are forged with blood.

Being the forced bride of a fae king was supposed to be torture. King Aspen was supposed to be my enemy.

But I was wrong about him. So wrong I think I might be in love with him.

With our wedding just three days away, we are closer than ever to securing the treaty between the humans and fae. But when my past becomes grounds for invalidating our alliance, war looms yet again.

I’m the only one who can save the Fair Isle. If I do it, I’ll have to give up the man I love. Return to the human realm. Face death.

I swore I’d do anything to save my people. But who are my people? The answer should be easy. The humans. There’s just one problem.

I might not be human after all…

To Wear a Fae Crown is Book Two in the Fair Isle Trilogy. This dark fae fantasy is perfect for fans of The Cruel PrinceACOTAR, and The Iron King. If you like snarky fae, brooding fae royals, sizzling romance, and fierce heroines, you’ll love this breathtaking tale.

Check it out on Goodreads.

My Review

This one picks up where the first book stopped. More challenges come Evelyn’s way and she has to conquer her own fears, confront the truth about how the world really works (unseelie fae can be good and humans can be monsters) and learn who she truly is.

Loads of action, magic, romance and twists makes this sequel as spellbinding as the first book in this trilogy.

I enjoyed the descriptions of the Lunar Court and its queen as much as I did the Autumn Court. Foxglove and Lorelei remain my favourite fae.

Can’t wait for book 3!

A thrilling New Adult book with excellent themes and worldbuilding.

Trigger warning: violence, gore, torture, steamy scenes, abduction, murder

*I received an ARC from the author and this is my honest opinion.

5 stars

Have you read anything by this author? What do you think of Evelyn?

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