RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2015
AUTHOR: Theresa M. Jones
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy Romance, Fae.
PUBLISHER: Luftmensch Press
SUMMARY: When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible.
Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious fairy keeping his own secrets, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love.
Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised and her growing romance with Alec wavers.
She must conquer her fear of the unknown, ignore her grief, and overcome her growing list of enemies if she is to succeed in avenging her parents’ death. Or ever make it out alive.
Books with fae/fairies is my all time favorite genre because I always love to explore fae world with beautiful fae creatures in it. Enchanted Revenge is quite a good book to read but the story line is somewhat predictable and the concept of the plot seemed overused because you’ll feel that you’ve already read it somewhere in another book. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable read and the world that the author created was really impressive with all the fae creatures in it like pixies, nymphs, sylph and the sprites and it’s definitely the major highlight of this book.
After returning to her home, Seventeen year old lily finds both her parents dead on the floor drenched in their own blood. While she is devastated with her parents death, some unknown force attacks her leaving her hurt. After some time, a stranger appears in her house who claims to be a fae and also a realm guard. He says that her parents were killed by a fae and tells her that he can help her find them. Lily was brought up as a human not aware of her heritage or any of the supernatural world and she was shocked to learn that her parents are actually not humans but a fae. She doesn’t get it why someone would kill her parents so brutally and for what purpose. With the help of the Alec(realm guard), she sets her journey to the land of fae named empyrean so she could avenge her parents murder by finding everyone who is responsible for their death and make them pay. Together with Alec, Lily explores the beautiful and enchanting Empyrean empire and meets all the fae who she always thought was a myth. While searching for her parents murderers, Lily finds herself between the fae wars and it looks like she might be the key to win the war.
Lily is a strong character who is very determined and always stood strong even if the odds are against her. I really liked her character and she’s also a bookworm that made me like her more. Alec was very mysterious and hard to connect to but as the story progresses we get to see his witty fun side and also learn about his tragic past. It’s not a insta-love but, even though it was a slow burn romance it felt a bit awkward at the beginning because their first kiss felt very sudden and I was wondering when they got so close. His actions shows he’s attracted to her but he acts like it was nothing which was confusing and in the end he actually gives in. Nonetheless, I did enjoyed the romance between them. The supporting characters are also not bad but they are pretty much forgettable.
The plot was decent and well written but it was pretty much predictable due to it’s overused concept. Though it was predictable, you’ll definitely enjoy reading this but don’t put high expectations on it. The book was written in Lily’s POV but I would’ve liked it more if it was written in alternative POV. The world building is amazing which is the best thing I enjoyed and the glossary provided was very helpful in understanding everything better otherwise I would’ve been lost. The writing wasn’t creative but it was good enough and I liked it. The pacing of the plot was ok but there are some parts I felt it was slow.
Overall, it was nice and I did enjoyed reading it. Honestly, It was good YA fantasy read with a perfect mix of action, adventure and romance, and I might read its sequel. Even though it wasn’t mind blowing but I do recommend this book to the people who love reading fantasy books with fae creatures. 😀
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