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The Last Changeling

(The Last Changeling #1)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  335 ratings  ·  79 reviews
A Kingdom at War . . .

Elora, the young princess of the Dark Faeries, plans to overthrow her tyrannical mother, the Dark Queen, and bring equality to faeriekind. All she has to do is convince her mother’s loathed enemy, the Bright Queen, to join her cause. But the Bright Queen demands an offering first: a human boy who is a “young leader of men.”

A Dark Princess In Disguise
Paperback, 360 pages
Published November 8th 2014 by Flux (first published November 1st 2014)
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Alia Ros
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: There were many things I enjoyed, though the romance was too insta-love for my favor.

Opening Sentence: I was seventeen when death first crossed my path.

The Review:

Taylor is a boy with a dead brother, abandoning family, and hard life. Elora is on a quest for the chance to save the land of the fae from an oppresive reign. But when Elora enrolls in high school to find what she needs, she finds that high school is much like the fae land. Popular joc
Paula M
Sep 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review, arc
3.5!! You can also read my review here and on my blog!


You know why this is awesome? Because it's a Fantasy book with a message that needs to be heard. And that is hard to come by these days. Okay, let me explain.

Lora is the daughter of the Dark Queen but unlike her Mother, she actually care for their people and kingdom. Now she's planning to overthrow her own mother, the Dark Queen with the help of the Bright Queen. But the Bright Queen has one demand, and that is to get a mortal offering. N
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An intriguing YA read that mixed magic, danger, and romance with more serious issues, The Last Changeling was a fantastic book. I really liked this fantasy romance. From start to finish, it had me totally drawn in and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Elora was a lovely heroine. She was raised in the treacherous faerie court, but she developed her own ideals about treating all creatures fairly and started a grass-roots revolution to change it. And, when she got to the human world and saw the unfairness
Sep 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
**I received an advanced copy from NetGalley via Flux in exchange for an honest review.**

3.5 Stars I'm still on the fence about this one...

**Originally posted on Bookish Wanderlove. **

Opening Lines
"I was seventeen when death crossed my path. Before that I'd only dreamt of twisted limbs and blood as bright as poppies. But late one night, death offered me an opportunity. She whispered dirty secrets in my ear and pulled back my eyelids with curling hands."
There are a lot of books out there that
Mary Kyle
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mary by: NetGalley
Shelves: faery, female-heros
This book is about more than just a teen romance with a Faery. It is a book about equality and rebellion against prejudice disguised as a teen romance with Faery.

Princess Elora is on a mission to start a rebellion that she hopes will end the war that is tearing Faery apart. She must bring back a willing human sacrifice for the Bright Queen to achieve her goal.

Taylor is a teen boy filled with guilt and bullied at school. He is just trying to survive.

Yes, there is definitely a romance between T
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars.

This book left me really torn. It wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be, but in spite of that it was still a book that I enjoyed well enough to read in one sitting.

When I first read the blurb of this story, and saw mention of queens and faeries and courts and revolution, paired with the amazingly beautiful winged cover art, I thought that I would be diving into a fantastical, fairy tale book. This is not that book. It is set almost exclusively in our mortal worl
Molly Mortensen
I won my first book to review from Netgalley!

Parental Rating: 12 and up. Mild Swearing and teenage ‘making out’.

The faerie Elora is trying to start a rebellion against her mother the Dark Queen, but to overthrow a millennium old faerie she needs the Bright Queen's help. The Bright Queen sets her a riddle, asking Elora to bring her a human offering. Elora travels to the human world, having only heard bad things about humans. She meets a human high-schooler named Taylor who lets her stay at his ho
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

The Last Changeling is the first book in the young adult series, the Faerie Revolutions. I am a huge fan of faerie books, and what I especially loved about The Last Changeling is not only is it a great representation of Faerie lore, but it is also heavy on the romance. I really loved reading about the strong emotional connection between Elora and Taylor. That boy crushed hard on her and I ate it all up! Fans of faeri
Aneta Bak
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, netgalley
“She was not an angel. She hadn't come to save me. Maybe she'd come to destroy me. Still, I wanted her.”

The Last Changeling follows Elora as she begins on her quest to put an end to her mothers rule. In order to get the Bright Queen on her side, she must switch bodies with a human and pretend to be her, in order to take a boy back for the Bright Queen as requested. What Elora wasn't expecting was to make friends, and even fall in love.

This book has me torn form the beginning. While the book doe
Oct 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fae, young-adult
I started reading The Last Changeling expecting nothing more than a little entertainment, a light paranormal story and hopefully sweet romance. I got much much more. Contrary to what pretty cover and summary lead me to believe, The Last Changeling is not just another young adult novel.

In a lyrical, unusual style, that’s fit better for literal fiction than paranormal genre, Chelsea Pitcher weaves her magical web around us. Whether it’s the descriptions of nature or feelings, style of writing is n
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
I enjoy a book that sends a good message, don't get me wrong, but when an author pushes character development and plot aside to send a message, it ruins the book. This is essentially what happened with this novel. 85% of the novel revolves around a group of teenagers (one being a changeling/faerie) who are fighting for the rights of same-sex couples to go to prom and of course not be bullied.

There were lengthy powerful speeches, a bunch of 'lets rise up against the bullies and administration',
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Elora, the daughter of the Unseelie Queen, has made a pact with the Seelie Queen to rid of the centuries old feud between the courts and rid of the iron grip that the queen’s have on their courts. The Seelie Queen demands a sacrifice in exchange for her help… And to get that from the mortal world, Elora must become a mortal herself. Taylor has troubles of his own… He has the weight of his brother’s death on his shoulders and family issues to tackle on top
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ellen-s-reviews
Every time when I decide I'm done with YA fiction, and, especially YA combined with fairies, I discover another captivating novel like The Last Changeling. Elora must fulfill a task in order to overthrow her mother, the Dark Queen. Taylor can help her adjust in the human world as well as provide her with the perfect offering to the Bright Queen.

Comfortably paced, The Last Changeling is an enthralling and wonderfully relaxing read. The world building is quite adequate for the purposes of this boo
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
I'm quite disappointed with how this book turned out. The summary is more entertaining than this book was as a whole. I couldn't relate to any of the characters, there was no connection whatsoever. The book didn't impress me at all. The raw need that Elora has to save her people wasn't displayed enough for me. Honestly, I couldn't care less for that. The switching point of views were a nice break in the story, but if it weren't for the names at the beginning of each chapter I wouldn't have known ...more
Carrie Mansfield
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, due-november
ARC received for fair review.

This review will be available on my blog: Fantasy Findings as of the 27th.

I don't know how else to break this to you, so I shall be blunt.

The Last Changeling is not a faerie tale.

Oh, certainly Elora is a faerie (though, I would note that she is not a changeling - a glamor is not the same thing. For changelings and faery see Cargill's Dreams and Shadows) and she does tell a tale of the faery in this story, but only in the last 20% of the book does anything related to
I loved Chelsea Pitcher's debut last year, The S Word, a wonderful contemporary book and when I heard she was writing a fantasy book about the Fae next, I knew that I had to read it too. She had written a contemporary that I had loved, and I'm not the biggest contemporary fan, so I knew she'd write a Fae book that I as a not a big Fae fan would like. And I was right!

I got the ARC for The Last Changeling via NetGalley but with my vacation time I run out of time to read it before release day, so I
**I received this book for free from Flux via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

The Last Changeling is told in an alternating first-person point of view. The main characters are Elora, a princess of the Dark Realm of Fairie, and Taylor Alder a boy who has lost his only brother to a freak accident, and is now estranged from his parents. As the blurb indicates
Jun 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
Very weird book, couldn't get into it. But again, I'm not crazy about stories with fairies, so there's that. ...more
Anadia-chan Anadia-chan
Feb 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
When I read the description of this book, I assumed that it would be cheesy. Sometimes cheesy is alright, when I'm in the mood for it at least. After reading chapter one I started wishing I wasn't a perfectionist that always has to complete a book after it is started. Anyway, I am not a writer and I cannot claim to know all the "rules" when writing a book, but even I can tell you how awful this writer is.
First chapter in I was absolutely disturbed by the switching between past tense and present
Jul 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
First, I love the cover! It definitely caught my eye and pique my interest. So, cover wise, it was captivating.

Story-wise , it’s pretty good and some might shy away from the “inta-love” troupe which this book offers, I don’t mind at all. I still like it.

I love the the dual point of views . It made me get into the character a little deeper.

The faery world was good enough but I think it could be explored more.

Overall, “The Last Changeling was a very good YA fantasy!

Thank you NetGalley for the d
I like reading fantasy Seelie and Unseelie court Fairy Books. This one was more of a cutsie one. It didn't talk a lot about fae except for her story. It was just a lot of sexual tension between Elora and Taylor.

It didn't have much depth to it. I was hoping for somthing more.
*eARC kindly provided by Flux via NetGalley.
*Review can be found at The Fox's Hideaway.

My Review!
I've been wanting to read this ever since I heard of it. Pretty cover, faeries, secrets, a main character going "undercover" in the real world? Sounded awesome. And The Last Changeling was a good book, though it left me feeling underwhelmed.

I loved that this was told in dual POVs. It was nice to have both of the main character's thoughts and feelings. It was also really easy to tell them apart, and I
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

"The Last Changeling" is exactly what a good urban fantasy should be: a seamless merging of magic and everyday issues.

The fantasy elements were absolutely mesmerizing and the tone of the writing was haunting. Something about the story and the writing felt timeless and classic, like a Grimm fairy tale or folklore of seductive fairies and dancing in the moonlight. And it was just as dark and alluring. The "fina
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
The worst I thought would happen to The Last Changeling is an exact replica of The Iron Fey, only a much darker version.

Thankfully, that isn't the case.

In actuality, The Last Changeling is a talking book. Chelsea Pitcher's latest work certainly didn't sprout a mouth and start speaking to me. Although it would be really cool to have a talking book. "Morning, Last Changeling! Please summarize what I read three weeks ago. Thank you!"

(Should that actually happen, I would probably use it a lot. For t
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

THE LAST CHANGELING by Chelsea Pitcher is Ordinary People-meets-Maleficent - and if that sounds like a strange combination, that's because it is. Almost all of the information given in the blurb on the back of the book is actually kept from the reader for more than two hundred pages, and Elora's motives for attending a human high school are extremely vague. Instead of a faerie war, we get Taylor's still-fresh grief over losing his younger brother and t
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
The Last Changeling is the first book in the new Faerie Revolutions series and I love the fact that it is so much more than a YA fantasy romance novel. At its heart, it is a story about equality and standing up for what is right. It is about fighting prejuice and making the hard choices in order to remain true to what you believe is right.

That being said, it is also not a book that really hits you over the head with those messages. They may be the driving force behind the story, but they don't o
Kathy (My Nook Books and More)
***3.5 Stars***

The Last Changeling is a fantasy story about good versus evil. Elora (aka Lora) is a young faerie princess on an important mission in the human world. It was a nice surprise for me that the story began right away with Lora on her mission (instead of having too many confusing details). Lora meets Taylor, a human boy, and right away the two characters form a bond and the story is written in both of their point of views. I was impressed with the authors writing for Lora’s POV. Lora s
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


Elora and Taylor were clearly the focus to the story. With a much more mature feel and insta-love as well as, at the time gradually developing romance. The Last Changeling tells the story of a burgeoning revolution taking place at the Unseelie Court led by the Princess Elora who has decided to take matters into her hands and wants equality for both the Seelie and Unseelie courts.

But the Seelie Queen wants something in return,
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Elora is unhappy with her mother's, the Dark Queens, rule, so she's conspired with the Bright Queen to overthrow her. The Bright Queens wants an offering in return, Elora has to find a human boy who's a 'young leader of men' and bring him to her (God knows what she plans to do with him). As this obviously shows that the Bright Queen's rule will be splendidly peaceful and a huge improvement from the Dark Queen's, Elora decides to go unde
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Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for twisty mysteries. She is the author of THE S-WORD, THE LAST CHANGELING & THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN.

Watch for her new YA thriller, THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU, coming December 11, 2018 from S&S/McElderry!

Agent: Mandy Hubbard

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