What I think:
This book was amazing. It was so engrossing and sexy and just plain beautiful.
I’ve got to admit, I love
fairies faeries. I’ve loved the
idea of their existence ever since I saw a faerie movie when I was a kid. (And
no, it wasn’t Peter Pan, although I do have a soft spot for Tinkerbell). But I’ve
never really been attracted to faerie books. Maybe I was afraid of having my
love for them ruined by a badly written book. Just as I normally shy away from
reading angel and mermaid books. While I’m fascinated by these creatures, I
rarely read books about them.
But whether my reluctance to read books about these types of creatures stems from my fear of being disappointed really doesn’t matter when it comes to this book. Because it was anything but badly written or disappointing.
The moment I read the blurb, I had a feeling I’d like it. And I was right. It was really sweet and gripping, kind of like a fairy tale for adults. Who knew those existed?
The story was told from the points of view of Kaia and Garrett and I loved it all the more for it. I loved Kaia (and I like her name). She was such a likeable, honorable character. And she really evolved throughout the book, from a sheltered, perceived-as-good-for-nothing-person to a strong, independent, loving character.
I also liked Garrett, he was stubborn and distrusting, but he had good reason to be and underneath that cool and composed, tough exterior he had a good heart.
The imp, Kaia’s watchdog basically, grew on me. He was funny and just made the book more interesting.
I also liked the Fey world the author created, although there wasn’t much of it. Maybe that’s also one of the reasons I liked this book. It combined reality seamlessly with fairy tale. They existed together and flowed into each other without feeling forced. And this book was such a page-turner. For a book without any actual action it was hard to put down. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I just had to know how the story ended. And once I did, I had this dreamy smile plastered on my face (I think).*Sigh
I loved it. That is all.