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Daughter of the Red Dawn

(The Lost Kingdom of Fallada #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,513 ratings  ·  149 reviews
These are dark times in the land of Fallada, and I fear that they will only continue to grow darker. Only the return of those we’ve lost will even the score.
It will begin with first line of the prophecy, which foretells of a red sun over the desert sky…
--Adrah, Queen of the Fae

On the outside, seventeen year-old Selena McKinley is like any other teenage girl. Yet Selena ha
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published September 16th 2012 by Anchor Group Publishing
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Feb 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
The story-line is quite adequate. Seven lost princesses, that have been sent to a different world by evil queen. Very intriguing background. Unfortunately it is also impossible to read due to the terrible work by the author.

Only by excluding the grammatical errors, there are so many flaws in this book, I don't even know where to begin.

First of all, if you are going to bend the rules of time, then stick to it. Do not state one thing and then just completely forget about. Such as, the heroine bein
Elisabeth Wheatley
I love this series. I read the prequel novella awhile back and finally got around to reading this one. The mythology, the whole “other world” premise, the romance—I am so in love.

The plot:

Okay, so the plot could have been better. I thought the build up of trust between Selena and Titus should have been a little more gradual than it was. I greatly enjoyed the storyline and their romance otherwise, I just wish that aspect had been lengthened out a little bit more.

At the 95% mark, I panicked. It lo
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Selena, a seventeen year old girl, actually turned out to be the princess of the lost, mythical land of Fallada in Fae. She doesn't know it but she is one of seven princesses stole from her land and taken into the human world. Now as she falls in love with the werewolf sent to kill her, Selena needs to try and fight the forces working against her, mainly the evil queen, Eranna.

First of all the cover really did not do any
I have to admit Adrah, Queen of the Fae is a sly bugger I love her wish she was my grandmother Titus omg I'd love to be in selenas place right now this is free on Kindle stop reading what ever you are reading and jump into this series I loved how she was learning to use her awesome powers.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm not sure I am reading the same book everyone else read.

I can't read any further. I made it into the first few chapters and I almost filled up my notepad with annoyed rants. I think I'll save a few trees and give up while I'm ahead.

First of all, this book begins with a massive information dump from the perspective of a very hoity toity Fairy Queen who rambles on and on, while making little sense. She even points out that she gets off track, and her reason for doing so is because she's a fair
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow, where to begin? I fell so far in love with this book it wasn't funny. Alicia Michaels is so descriptive in her writing that I was THERE! I was so caught up in the story, that at times I forgot what I was doing and had to go back and start over. I knew, only pages into this book, that it was going to go places and would one day need to be on the big screen.

Okay, now a little about the book. It is the story of seventeen year old Selena, who lives in a small town in Texas and has never felt s
Pauline Borgeaud
Feb 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle
1-1.5 stars.
Oh my G, what did I just read.
If you're looking for a YA "fantasy" (Hhh) romance containing all the troops and cliches ever imagined, this is the book for you, my friend. Although, I don't think we can be friends if that's the kind of book you enjoy. Hhh
This is so bad. So bad. There's so many YA troops I can't stop my eyes from rolling on their own. I literally can't.
The "girl who grew up in a small village and feels like she doesn't belong and just wanna go away as soon as she can"
Heather Alexander
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I was given this book in return for an honest review. Selena is a 17 year old high school student who doesn't fit in. That's because she is one of 7 princesses stolen from the land of Fallada in Fae, and sent to our realm. The evil queen Eranna sent them away to up the odds of her being able to take control of all of Fae and then our realm. Selena is soon dragged into a world that she never knew exhisted and is expected to be the savior of her people. She doesn't think she can do it, she isn't a ...more
I love the books that dont seem to get much attention good plot not your normal fairy tale the fantasy genre is kind of hard more so if you write for young adults there are only so many ways to go with werewolf fairies and the like and I think Alicia Michaels did an excellent job taking very common themes and creating a unique story looking forward to the next bookChild of the Sacred Earth ...more
Actually really enjoyed this book.

I was pretty hooked, its a shame the next one is a little bit more expensive than I usually go for but I'm super interested to see where the author takes this world.
Elizabeth Dragina
*laughs dryly*

Not. Reviewing. This.

Wayyyyyyy too many mixed feels. O.O

Just know I wouldn't recommend it to many. :P
S. Policar
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved how this book begins. It's like the reawakening of a favorite fairy tale! The incorporation of everyone's favorite paranormal brothers is simply wonderful, especially when the reader finds out where they have been all this time!
Basically the Queen of Northern corner of Fallada is writing to the reader. She tells how the princesses, mainly the heirs to the three corners are kidnapped by the evil Queen of the West corner and sent into our world. Jacob and Willhelm are given the
Nanette Bradford
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Daughter of the Red Dawn
by Alicia Michaels
Reviewed by Nanette Bradford
(Member of the YATR Review Panel) Date read: 16th October 2012

Ok, so you've all heard of the Brothers Grimm right? Well, you are in for a treat because Alicia Michaels brings to life all of their wonderful stories in the land of Fallada. Here, the flowers are lush colors of reds, yellows, and blues. The grass is so green and soft, the tree's are full and lush. The water is the sweetest you've ever tasted and don't even get
Ruth Hill
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
I want to emphasize that fantasy books are something I don't normally read, but on occasion, it is good for me to get out of my "comfort zone." I could certainly read historical fiction until it is coming out of my ears (as long as it is well-written), and I really wanted to help the author out and promote her book. So, I agreed to review this book.

This is your typical fantasy-romance with a few twists and turns to make it interesting. You ready for the thing that really intrigued me? This is s
Eclipse Reviews
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Selena Mckinley lives in Twin Oaks Texas with her grandmother. She keeps to herself and has one best friend Zoe. But all eyes are on Selena because she excels in athletic abilities, abilities she just took for normal. That is until she runs into a boy that turns out to be a wolf that wants to kill her. With the help of the two grimm brothers she journeys to a world called Fallada where fae people have been waiting for her return as Princess of Damu and lead them into battle against an evil queen ...more
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love YA and Fantasy books. Yes, I am an adult, but it is one of my guilty little pleasures in life. I especially love it when authors take the traditional fairy tales we grew up knowing, and tweak them and add some twists (and hot werewolves!). Yes, I have a thing for werewolves too.
Selena is a 17 year old girl that lives in Texas with her grandmother who has raised her. She has no idea who her birth parents are, but hopes to find them one day. She has always felt like an outcast, and has mad
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Selena is a young girl from a small town with only one ambition: to escape Twin Oaks, Texas. Never having fit in with any of the cliché cliques at school, Selena always felt like an outsider, never having belonged anywhere. That is until one day she meets a boy in a field with the most beautiful blue eyes, and everything changes.

Thrust into a world that is a hundred percent crazy and a thousand percent magical, Selena finds that for the first time in her life, she may actually belong. And who k
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Daughter of the Red Dawn just entered my top fae book list at no 2, just below fever. I am so impressed with this novel, and can't wait for the second edition.

Selena is a seventeen year old girl with an abnormal speed ability. Her whole life she felt out of place and not fitting in with other humans. One day she meets a boy in the field, and this kicks off her wild new journey. Selena was never meant for the human world, she was meant for the world of Fallada, even more she is the princess of D
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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Daughter of the Red Dawn (The Lost Kingdom of Fallada) by Alicia Michaels

3.5 Stars

A cross between Fairy Tale and Fantasy, Daughter of the Red Dawn is the first in what I assume will be a seven book series. There are seven lost daughters of Fallada and my thought is that there will be one book per girl. The first instalment takes us on a journey to reunite Selena, the Princess of Damu, with her homeland.

I have read many fantasy stories and unfortunately this one didn’t bring anything new to the t
Kristin Scearce
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Kristin by: Alicia Michaels
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Love is not a strong enough word for this book. I'm not usually a fan of fantasy, but this didn't seem like your typical run-of-the-mill fantasy story, so I gave it a shot, and boy am I glad I did!! The opening sequence just grabbed me, especially when the Brothers Grimm were mentioned, and I was reading as fast as I could to see where it would go from there. While at the start, it was a little hard to keep up with
Valerie Mcqueen
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Daughter of the Red Dawn by Alicia Michael

Rating 5*****

This book was provided free from the author in exchange of honest literary review.

Selena never felt like she fit in among the other student in her small Texas town. In fact, she dreamed of graduation so she could finally free herself from the country life. When Titus came along her whole world switched literally.
She always knew she posessed freaky powers when it came to speed, once the Brothers Grimm showed up at her house things went to d
Emily Fogle
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Daughter of a Red Dawn was absolutely awesome! It was the perfect mix of fantasy, romance, and action. It reminds me of a YA version of The Chronicles of Narnia. It is extremely well written and filled with beautifully descriptive language that makes you want to turn page after page to see what is coming next. The characters are well rounded and well developed. Selena (AKA princess Eladria) is everything you would want your main character to be. She is unsure of herself at first, but grows into ...more
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Oh where to start, first I want to say that this author is an excellent story teller...she writes under different pen names and I just really like her! Her other pen name is Elise Marion...and yes I recommend her work!

This is the story of Selena...a little lost princess...she doesn't know it, and has been living in the regular old human world....She lives with her grandma...and works at the DQ...well she happens to meet
Two Nerds With Words
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Friendly Fairies!
Daughter of the Red Dawn is immediately engaging. The introduction of the main character Selena effectively captured my attention with the successful description of her personality and characteristics. No doubt there will be many young adult readers who will be able to relate to her character.

Selena is a highly likeable young woman at the fringe of society and at the brink of so many changes. It's these many unforeseen changes that makes Daughter of the Dawn such a compellin
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I recieved this book as a prize in a giveaway from the author.
First off I LOVE the cover. I love the red hair, the red cape, the forest background and the wolf. So awesome!! I liked the prologue and epilogue, how it was narrated by someone other then the main character and gave extra information to the story. I loved the "Litttle Red Riding Hood" mess to the story, but how it was nothing like the original story at all.
I enjoyed all of the characters, but especially our main character Selena who
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read Daughter of the Red Dawn by Alicia Michaels. I recommend this book. I loved the beginning, middle and end! It begins with a 17 year old girl, Selena, living in Texas with her grandmother. She has an extraordinary power. Also introduced are the Grimm brothers who are the only humans still allowed into Fallada. This is a realm that Fae, Werewolves, Centaurs, Elves and more creatures humans do not think exist live. This realm is beautiful and did live in harmony with Earth at one time. There ...more
Myra Espino
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Daughter of The Red Dawn, this book was my new favorite fantasy, fairytales, mythology, paranormal, and romance book! The story was great and the concept is not boring and
I'm starting to fall in love to fairytales again! lol!!

As I was reading this, I easily fell in love with the characters. They are not boring and they are interesting. The story of the was great, I love how it was made and the story is not predictable, and I love how the book started and the POVs.

I love the characters personalit
Tanya Johnson
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Selena always felt like she didn't belong and is just counting down the days until she graduates and she can move on. Things start going strange for her when a mysterious guy shows up and before she knows it, she is thrown into a war amongst the the supernatural and she is one of seven lost princess' that will change the fate of things. Can Selena believe that this all true and change the way things are or will she turn back and return to her "normal" life?

I am a huge fan of Alicia Micheals and
H.J. Daly
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Selena is a teenager living in small town America and can’t wait to leave. She has never fitted in, never belonged and only hopes that once she finishes school she will find her place. When a stranger walks into her life she learns exactly how different she is. Thrown into another world to find she is a lost Princess who is now needed to thwart an evil queen, who banished her in the first place. She has been planning to take over the magical world and only Selena, along with six other banished P ...more
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely incredible! Must read! Definitely don't want it to end!

I was asked to review this book, and was totally captivated by it, it is a beautifully written tale of a 17 year old girl who under duress, and duty undergoes a transformation into a strong, warrior, and an amazing woman. The author takes us through this transformation with incredible skill in description, I got so easily lost in the pages I forgot I was supposed to be reviewing it, I could feel Selena's heart, thoughts and see th
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