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Ashton has never had a problem being able to turn heads, or being able to persuade humans do to whatever he wants. After the accidental death of a childhood friend, Ashton knows all too well the dangers that come along with channeling humans and begins to resent his existence because of it.
Ashton now spends his time trying to “fix” humans at a therapeutic camp in his colo
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Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published March 25th 2012
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased, honest review. My thoughts are my own. I was drawn initially by the blurb, promises of a good fae story and maybe romance. Possibly more on the YA side (this was just a pre-read guess) but I thought I would really enjoy it.

This book gave me trouble. I tend to be generous with stars, and it started sucking me into the story and the characters. I wanted to like it, and did even lean strongly toward 4 stars... but for the end.

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I finished this quick read in less than a day, and I really enjoyed it. I only had one problem with it, and that the ending was abrupt. To me, it didn’t tie up any of the loose ends at all. I can’t see anywhere that it is a series, as it could be one. If it IS meant to be a series, then that ending is ok, BUT if its NOT, then that leaves me very unsatisfied.

This is a fun book about Fae, we have a swoon worthy male, Ashton who is fae (ex
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Lauren
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was great. It was such a fun, quick read and I had it done in just a few hours. The premise is great and I really enjoyed learning more about Claire as the book went on. Ashton was fabulous. So fabulous, in fact, I kind of love him a little. While I was hooked from beginning to end, I had a bunch of questions. I understand the point of the "camp" but I wish we had gotten more detail about its purpose and the people who worked there. While the prologue and a little throughout the book f ...more
Phoebe.
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well, to begin with the cover is good, however I still think there should have been a bigger splurge. If it was about fairies, the authour could have demanded more creativity, especially since book covers are essential to selling a book. I can't really speak fairly since I didn't pick out this book from a bookshelf of equally talent stuffed books. In fact, I got it i the midst of an impulse after realizing I could easily get giveaways as long as I reviewed them (SO AWESOME). I was instantly inte ...more
Jeds
Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it
A quick read since I couldn't put it down.

Fae Not was truly a captivating read. I'm always partial to novels about fairies and this one incorporated both the idea of faes and of how vampires suck in the sense that faeries "suck" or channel energies from humans in order to feed.

The male protagonist is Ashton, a camp counselor in the farm intended to help people with difficulties. He's revealed to be one of the faes who feeds on the energy given by humans in order to replenish but as a self-impose
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Alyssia
Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I had a hard time deciding how to rate it, because I love anything to do with faeries and the story was captivating, but ultimately it was the abruptness of the ending that decided me.
The plot itself was interesting and compelling and easily read within a day. The story kept the reader's attention - it was something the reader wanted to know more about. The interpretation of faeries was familiar enough to be understandable, but different enough to be interesting
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Sangita
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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*Given a copy for a honest review.

Ashton is a fae. Faes channel (feed) off human and they can persuade humans. But when Claire arrives at the institute Ashton knows there's something wrong. She's different. She can give off heaps off energy and she can control the channeling. It's as if she knows. The big mystery of Claire gives the readers an adrenaline and keeps them on the edge of their seat. I couldn't put it down. I haven't had good o
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Maria Stanica
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is an R2R

Goodreads Summary:
"Ashton has never had a problem being able to turn heads, or being able to persuade humans do to whatever he wants. After the accidental death of a childhood friend, Ashton knows all too well the dangers that come along with channeling humans and begins to resent his existence because of it.
Ashton now spends his time trying to “fix” humans at a therapeutic camp in his colony. When Claire comes to the camp, not only is she different in the fact that she’s shy and i
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Fungi From Yuggoth
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Fungi From Yuggoth by: Shut up & Read
Shelves: july-2012-reads
This is an intriguing novel, but I must add that right away the elitist Fae infuriated me. Like vampires in so many paranormal novels, the Fae here perceive humans as fodder--energy supplements the Fae want and need. At Rykers Farm the “counselors” ostensibly interact with troubled teens, bringing therapeutic insight through manual farm labour. Yeah, right: the adolescents are sent to the Farm because they’ve failed to produce sufficient energy reserves for their local fae. In Claire’s case, she ...more
Jody
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fairies
Fae Not was a unique and intriquing read about a new version of fae. The only thing that changed this from a 5 star to 4 star was that I wanted more background in the beginning. I understand the building mystery to the society and supernatural beings, but I wanted the farm more clearly explained. Sometimes it felt a little thrown into the middle of a story. Because of this, the farm was sort of vaccuum that I wasn't real sure of the time period of the story. It wasn't until the trip to Wal-Mart ...more
Madeline
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
What to say about this book? I read it in one day! I enjoyed reading it cuz it kept me kind of wondering what the characters were as far as "species" goes; I had thought of vampire at first, simply due to the whole 'feeding' reference, but quickly dismissed that, lol. It did keep me interested in the story & trying to figure out what Clair was as well; & it came to light towards the very end. It seems to just kinda finish with not much explanations at the end, & Im not sure if there ...more
Ebere
Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the book but it took me a while to get hooked. I did not really understand what was going on at first. I think it would have helped if the book had elaborated on the purpose of the school/camp, the people who worked there, and the girls who were sent there and etc. The Main character Claire was very likeable but I think the author could have elaborated a lot more about her. More on her background, how she became aware of the fae, how she learned to block her power and etc. Also the endin ...more
Erin Arkin
Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is between a 2.5 and 3 for me. There were a few things I liked and a few things that felt a bit off for me.

I thought the premise was interesting and once the story got into the detail, it moved along well.

There were a few sentence and word issues (conscious instead of conscience) I ran into that took away from the story. Overall the story moved very quickly. In some areas I thought it was paced too quickly and it would have been great to have some back story. For example, at the beginn
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Christy
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i really like this book. i would rec. this as a good read, i like how it kinda grabbed you and held on until the end. i loved Claire and ashtons chem. but what i didnt like was how it ended? i thought it was going to dive more into the fact that shes royal decent? maybe book 2?? also what happenes to ashton? do they stay together? ya it seems so but he was shot and sooo close to having his mind erased also? it is a good book but would be better if there were a book 2 to pull all together/ also l ...more
Nichola connor
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed this bookFae Not. I loved the relationship built up gradually between the main characters Claire and her THERAPIST Ashton. A very sweet love story that will leave you wanting more. I cannot wait to read any follow up books and will most definately recommend this to all my fellow book lovers.
*Angela*
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
3.5 stars

Surprisingly good, quick read. Original story and likable characters. A couple of things that bothered me: I didn't know the age of either main character until 3/4 through the book. I presumed Claire was under 18, and as it turns out she was 17. I never got a sense of Ashton's age. Also, it ended abruptly. It would appear that there will be a sequel, but either way, it was too abrupt. That being said, great story by a new author and I look forward to reading more.
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Rating - 4

I would've given this a 4.5 rating but I feel there could have been more added to the end. The story was fast paced though and I really enjoyed it. The characters were well thought out and I felt that I really got to know them by the end. It was a different take on fairies/fae and I really liked it.
Billie
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Yeah, this was just kinda dumb. The story concept had much potential, but the writing was just dreadful. Sure, it's a YA book, but that doesn't mean it should read like it was actually written by a high school kid. At least it was short, so I didn't waste too much time on it.
Beth
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cute fun book. The end leaves you still with questions unanswered. Maybe another to follow? If so I'd like to read it
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Mar 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Shut Up & Read: {Read It & Reap82}-Fae Not by Leah Spiegel 66 195 Sep 08, 2012 08:28PM  
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An Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Graduate who once spent years drawing imaginary worlds and now writes about them with her sister, Megan Summers.
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