Category: Reviews

Review, Excerpt, Playlist, & Giveaway: Feels Like Falling by Elle Keating

Posted November 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, Playlist, & Giveaway: Feels Like Falling by Elle Keating

The Faerie Queen’s review Well that was a lot more angsty and messed up than I was expecting. Before I get started, this book comes with a massive trigger warning – and I don’t care if this is spoilery because it needs to be – for child abuse and rape. The instances are described and explored in enough detail to (hopefully) make the most sheltered, blessed-with-a-perfect-life reader squirm uncomfortably. That being said, I did enjoy reading this book. Enjoy doesn’t really feel like the right word, actually… I felt compelled to read it is probably more appropriate. Even with all the darker parts bringing things down, I needed to know that Luke and Peyton made it through ok. Luckily, the connection between them was strong, the heat palpable. While a lot of scenes upset me, there were plenty that made me feel uncomfortable…in a good way. A few things did […]

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Review & First Chapter: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted November 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & First Chapter: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Faerie Queen’s review First thing’s first, this book is clearly dedicated to me. You can read the dedication in the Amazon preview, and there you will find a description of me. Second, this gif basically sums up my expression over and over during this book. Here are just a few of my creepy grin triggers… Being a romance novel, the most important aspect is the relationship between the hero and heroine. Well, this book had me on edge. The chemistry. It was insane. And they didn’t dooooo anythinnnnggggg for ages except stare at each other and have intense silences and sparks and uuuughhhhh. My heart. Every time I thought they’d actually act on the very palpable attraction, they’d Do The Right Thing. Ryker was a damn boy scout, really. Even when he messed up, he was quick to apologise and try to make things right. Aside from The Secret, they were […]

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Review: A Princess’s Duty by Sloane Murphy

Posted October 22nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: A Princess’s Duty by Sloane Murphy

The Faerie’s Queen review Before I get into my review, here were my reasons for reading this book: That gorgeous cover. I am obsessed with it. The fierce profile with the flames just work. I am nicknamed the Faerie Queen. This is for a reason. Because I love everything fae. Obvs. Forbidden love between a royal and a non-royal. What is a Hunter? Is this a human hunter? Is it a special sort of fae? So I had expectations, and I had questions. But here’s the thing… it didn’t work for me, and I could sense that pretty quickly. In fact, I DNF’d at 12%. Here’s why… First of all, this book should come with a handful of trigger warnings. It’s got murder, threats of rape, emotional abuse, and physical abuse all within the prologue and first chapter. There were also just so many inconsistencies and things that confused me. Why would […]

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Review & Excerpt: Hot for His Girl by Rachel Blaufeld

Posted October 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Hot for His Girl by Rachel Blaufeld

The Faerie Queen’s review When I first learned about this book, I knew I needed to Get My Hands On It. A romance between two bloggers? Hell. Yeah. In what universe would I not want to read this??? (And then to learn the author is a mom and blogger, like the heroine? It means this book is going to be authentic af. Well, as authentic as a romance novel can be.) READERS. Nothing prepared me for the perfection that is Reid. As a recently single person considering what I want in my next relationship, I think all future prospects have been ruined by Reid. He’s kind, considerate, intelligent, caring, funny, romantic, hot af… He’s completely accepting of the fact that Andi is a single mom with lots of responsibilities. He can cook – or grill – and well. He’s looking for a real, meaningful relationship. He is a blogger and understands the work that […]

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Review & Giveaway: Trial of Three by Alex Lidell

Posted October 2nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: Trial of Three by Alex Lidell

The Faerie Queen’s review I am straight-up addicted to this series. Alex can’t write these stories fast enough. You can read my review of book 1 and book 2 if you need to see why. Let’s first talk about the plot, and then I’ll get to the boys, yeah? Well, this might be the most exciting of the series so far. I loved the first, and then the second was a little less thrilling, but things ramp up this time round. It’s been discovered that Lera is more powerful than anyone gave her credit for, but she has no control over that power, something crucial for her to survive the trials. But it’s no longer just the trials that she has to worry about, as danger from the outside – particularly Mors – is catching up on the new quint. And while there are hints of malice from the Lunos […]

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Review & Excerpt: The Evolution of Man by Skye Warren

Posted September 26th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Evolution of Man by Skye Warren

The Faerie Queen’s review You can read my review for the first book, Survival of the Richest, here, but below are the main points: The complexity of the relationships between the main characters was incredible. I couldn’t untangle the love triangle. The chemistry between all three was intense. Money was a massively toxic influence in everyone’s lives. Well, dear readers, The Evolution of Man was thankfully great for all the same reasons. I really felt for Harper. In the first book, she lost her father to a sudden heart attack. In this book, she must sit back and watch as her mother succumbs to late-stage cancer, too late for treatment if her mother even wanted it. There is so much pain in this book, and really, the whole book is about her dealing with it in various ways. First and foremost, she seeks out physical distractions from the two men her in love/lust […]

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Review: A Nordic King by Karina Halle

Posted September 21st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: A Nordic King by Karina Halle

The Faerie Queen’s review Once again, Karina Halle proves why she’s an autobuy author for me. I have loved every single book I’ve read by her since I was told to read Smut two years ago. Plus, her covers are always beyond sexy and just pop. Right from the start, this was giving me The Sound of Music vibes. A young woman (26) gets a job as a nanny for a grumpy older widower’s (40) children, and she brings life and joy back to the household. There was even (really bad) singing. As a fan of TSOM, I was completely ok with this connection. Of course, there were some differences. For a start, the widower in this case was the king of Denmark, and he didn’t use whistles to communicate with his two daughters. In fact, Aksel loved his girls and was very affectionate with them… when he saw them. And the nanny […]

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Review: A Love Letter From the Girls Who Feel Everything by Brittainy C. Cherry & Kandi Steiner

Posted September 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: A Love Letter From the Girls Who Feel Everything by Brittainy C. Cherry & Kandi Steiner

The Faerie Queen’s review As a girl who feels everything, and deeply, I was both scared and excited to read this collection of poetry. I don’t read a lot of poetry, so I can’t say how it compares to other volumes. That being said, I believe poetry, more than other types of writing, is a very subjective experience. That’s not to say other writing isn’t subjective, just that poetry is so completely about feelings and experiences, and is so succinct in expressing these, that it targets your own feelings, and you’ll get the most out of poetry if there’s a connection between what you’re reading and what you’re experiencing. For me, this was very much the case. Like I said, I am very emotional. I’ll own that. I hate that being emotional – and therefore vulnerable – is thrown around like an insult, like you’re weak and out of control […]

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Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Shameless by Cherrie Lynn

Posted September 10th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Shameless by Cherrie Lynn

The Faerie Queen’s review This is a novella for those of you who want an espresso shot of the brother’s best friend trope. Meredith gets a kick up the backside while on holiday with her brother and friends, including Cam, her brother’s best friend since childhood. After crushing on Cam for a long time, she makes her move, but will Cam be receptive? Because it was so short, I didn’t get too invested in the story. Novellas can be a struggle because there’s not a lot of time to introduce the reader to new characters and develop their relationship. Luckily, for this one, while it did feel a bit rushed at times, I was glad that there was a long history between the two main characters, and that they’d had romantic feelings for each other for a lot of that time. I personally had an issue that others might not. […]

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Review & Giveaway: In Too Deep by Dani Collins

Posted September 6th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: In Too Deep by Dani Collins

The Faerie Queen’s review What I’ve learned about Dani Collins is that she doesn’t do just fluffy romances. Her love stories may feature elite athletes and wealthy people, and they may have their happy endings, but she does not hold back from dealing with real-life issues. If you read the previous book, From the Top, you will have met the couple starring in In Too Deep: playboy charmer and professional snowboarder Trigg and the new manager Wren, aunt and guardian to Trigg’s daughter, Skylar. I couldn’t imagine how Wren managed to “parent” Sky. At 24, I would not have been able to care for a child full-time, let alone a 12-year-old, and she’d been doing this for years by this point. Just knowing that fact made me believe Wren was strong and brave as hell, and she went on to prove that while she wasn’t perfect, she was trying her hardest to do […]

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