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Book Review: The Fair Queen by @lyndseyhall_ #BookReview #YAFantasy #Faeries

I’m so excited to share my review of the debut novel of e-friend Lyndsey Hall.

About the Book

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The trees in Hartwood forest are hiding an ancient secret, a door into a magical realm where fairy princes and monsters are one and the same.

Seventeen-year-old Aria Colling is bored of her small town and dreams of a life filled with excitement and adventure. She’s about to learn you should be careful what you wish for.

After a chilling encounter at the local summer fair, Aria is ripped from her normal life and dragged through the Veil into the Fair Realm by a strange, silver-eyed boy and his band of fairy soldiers. They believe she is the legendary Fair Queen, the subject of a prophecy that promises to unite the war-ravaged realm and bring an end to the centuries-long conflict between the Five Kingdoms.

But it can’t be true. Can it?

Beset by terrifying creatures at every turn, and hunted by a tyrannical king who will stop at nothing to prevent the prophecy from coming true, Aria will have to rely on her wits if she’s to escape the Fair Realm with her life.

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My Review

Vivid descriptions. Lots of action. The Fair Realm is an interesting combination of Elementals and Solitaries. I enjoyed the descriptions of barghests and the banshee – dark and horrific as it might be. Awesome worldbuilding and unexpected twists. I especially liked the tapestries and the family who owns them.

The mystery of time differences between Realms is intriguing. And the White Hart… can’t wait to find out who it really is.

A thrilling read. Waiting for book 2!

Trigger warning: abduction, murder, gruesome animal deaths.

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

4 stars

What do you think? Have you read this book? Do you enjoy different facets of Faerie?

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