Feyre lives in a small village and hunts to support the rest of her family, her disabled father, and two lazy elder sisters. This novels plays on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Eventually Feyre has to go live with a fairy lord for slaying one of his court (who was in wolf form). Intrigue follows
This was an intriguing listen and nothing like the story I grew up hearing. However, with the "evils" of gold, this telling makes perfect sense. The fact that Red is tied in to this story too, makes it a nice addition to the series.
The third in the Court of Thorns and Roses series finds Feyre back in the Spring Court feigning loyalty to the Spring Court and Tamlin but in reality she is spying on him and Hybern. Prythian is on the brink of war with Hybern and since he has the Cauldron, the High Lords are scrambling to find a way to defeat him but that means an alliance with Courts that are sworn enemies.
In the second book of the Court of Thorns and Roses series we find Feyre returned to the spring court after being brought back to life by the High Lords of all the Courts. She is now fae with a bit of each of the courts powers. She is alive, immortal but profoundly unhappy at the cost of her immortality. Set to marry her love, Tamlin, she is plagued by nightmares and the growing despair at having to give one week a month to the terrifying Rhysland, High Lord of the Night Court. As she is going down the aisle to wed Tamlin, Rhysland appears to take her to fulfill her obligation.
Alina thinks she's a recently laid off news reporter trying to get an interview with musical Superstar Reign who is fae. Fae and humans are Not allowed to touch - to protect the humans from becoming bespelled - willing to do anything for the fae they are in love with. Turns out Alina is neither human nor fae, but just an ethereal construct.
This book was not quite what I expected but I liked it anyway. With my love of books, it would be amazing to have the ability to enter any story at any point and see and experience the story first hand. This story shows how important the smallest things and the basic story ideas are important to the finished product. It would be dangerous to think that one small change would make every copy of the story, no matter where or when, become different or maybe not exist at all. This would be a huge job and maybe not as glorious as it seems at the beginning.
This final book in the trilogy may have been my favorite. Petunia is no shrinking violet and I liked the added Red Riding Hood twist. It would be nice to know a little more about the other 9 sisters, but at least we get a glimpse in this one.
This second book was a fun continuation of life after dancing. It had a prince, a princess and a fairy godmother - only she wasn't so nice. Love wins in the end, but the journey was fun to follow.
This was a fun story about wishes, dreams, and desires. Sometimes a person needs to live in another's shoes to truly understand the concept of love, devotion and true friendship. Evie thinks she has her life all mapped out until a fairy named Lucinda turns it upside down. Her best friend Wormy wants more than just being her test subject which results in Evie becoming an ogre with human feelings. It's a twisted tale to find true love, honest friendship, and a meaningful path in life. Along the way you will meet a wide variety of characters, some nice and some not so much.
The fae world below has been taken over by an evil queen. The human childe changling has escaped to the surface to find the fey who replaced him. Edmond is just trying to live a normal life despite his growing magic. He is not thrilled when the changling appears. When they are attacked by the evil queen's minions, he agrees to help take back the court. They are followed below by their human sister and assisted by the golem Whick.
Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae powers that make him different from everyone else—even his unwitting parents and older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being human makes him an oddity at the royal palace, and where his only friend is a wax golem named Whick.
But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne takes the throne, the Childe and Edmund realize that the fate of both worlds may be in their hands—even if they’re not sure which world they belong to.
Behind the everyday streets of the ordinary world lies a Faerie world, where trolls and goblins lurk. Jacky Rowan didn't believe in trolls and goblins, but she has been marked for destruction--and sent on a quest that only a fool would dare take in order to save both the human and the Faerie worlds from a nightmarish demise.
-- From Goodreads
Jocelyn Hook is back and looking for her father's treasure. She has the map but not the key to decoding it. Captain Krueger is hot on her trail also after the treasure. Jocelyn decides they need to find the Jolly Roger in order to break the code. To do that they need Peter Pan's help. So they kidnap his new "mother" Evie. Turns out Evie is not just any 14 year old girl. She is Jocelyn's very own mother and she is having the time of her life in Neverland. Jocelyn has to find a way to convince Evie to go back to her "when" so that Jocelyn isn't stuck in Neverland forever.
Jocelyn is the daughter of the great Captain Hook, who she has never actually met. She has been raised by her mother's father who is finally fed up by her antics. So Jocelyn is sent off to finishing school where of course she doesn't fit in. Jocelyn doesn't want to fit in, she wants to be a pirate and avenge her father. At finishing school, Jocelyn only makes friends with the cook's boy Roger. They sneak off every chance they get to an abandoned carriage house filled with rejects from the school. There they dream about going on adventures.
Toby is sent to investigate the trouble happening at a startup tech company run by the fae. One by one individuals are being killed, but no memories are left in their blood for Toby to read. Will she be able to save her liege's niece who runs this tech company? will she be able to save anyone? what about the cats that prowl the grounds.
An enjoyable read.