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(Fae Trilogy #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  775 ratings  ·  160 reviews
The battle between Dark and Light is about to begin.

Caroline Ellis' sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn't until Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship wi
Paperback, 344 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Diversion Publishing
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Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay. I've read all the reviews here and I'm honestly shocked at the anger that some of these people have at this book. I loved it. Some people talk about how there was too much romance, but the book is about young love. I loved Caroline.
She was flawed, unaware of her beauty or the fact that she was to be the faerie queen and was totally in love with Devilyn. Yes, there were some redundant parts but that's what we get when we read these books. I was completely in love with Devilyn- where was he
More like 2.5 stars.

It seems that I've been cursed for the past few weeks or so, as I have read some pretty horrible books. This book wasn't exactly horrible, but I didn't enjoy myself while reading this.

I understand that this is an ARC, but there are way too many spelling and grammatical mistakes, to the point where it distracted me from the plot. I can't count how many times your and you're were mixed up.

At the beginning of every chapter, there was a few pages of back-story on the Fae. In my
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is so much buzz around this book already that I was so excited to receive copy for review before the release date. One woman gave this book a pretty awful and seemingly unfair review. It's almost a shame b/c her review couldn't be further from the truth and I almost wonder if we read the same book.

First of all, I am totally in love with Devilyn. He reminds of a modern day Darcy. Not only is he somewhat aloof, but he's also incredibly protective, smart, and challenging to the heroine Carol
Leigh (bibliosky)
RATING: 2.5 stars out of 5

Thank you so much to the publisher for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

I didn't enjoy reading this book at all. I found myself bored a lot of times and I forced myself to finish it. One thing was on my mind when I finished it.. "YES! I'M DONE!" There was A LOT of redundancy with words, descriptions, and scenes. From start to finish, it was 90% about romance. It was romance, romance, romance! I lost count on how many
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was incredible. This is one of those books where you become emotionally connected with the character and once the book is over you want to linger in the feeling the book gives instead of reading another book. I CANNOT wait for Book 2 to come out. I will recommend Fae to all my friends and my book group.
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Caroline is supposed to die as a queen, the queen of Fae. Queen of Devilyn Reilly, the future king and the only Fae that has dark AND light in him. This book is about the struggle that these two people have when they fall in love with each other. And it’s especially hard on Devilyn, because he wants her to be safe, but he knows that she won’t be as long as they’re together.

At the beginning of this book I got the feeling that it was too cheesy. Caroline kept thinking of how hot Devilyn is, and ho
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Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet book. I love the love story aspect and how one that has both good and evil in him is struggling to do the right thing. Even going as far as to show how sometimes the right thing is always the good thing but can sometimes cause not nice consequences.

What I like:
I like the true love story between Caroline and Devilyn. The slow build to the acceptance of their love for one another is beautiful to see.

I love the acceptance they have for each other and watching Devilyn struggle to do
Alisha-Dear Constant Reader
I can't do it. I've already wasted too much time on this book at I'm only at %6.

The final straw came when I read this description concerning dining with Odin:

"I sat down at the massive dining room table and allowed one of his servants to fill a plate for me. As usual, the large mahogany table was filled with every type of sumptuous meal known to man. Filet Mignon stuffed with a rare French imported cheese, asparagus, mushrooms infused with red wine, whipped mashed potatoes and other vegetables
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I actually really enjoyed this book. I'd been recommended it by a friend and I'm glad she did because I loved it. I have to say I really want to read the next one kind of now! I got to the end and had a bit of a "no you can't end it there, no no no" I'm not usually overly keen on cliff hanger endings especially in some series the next book isn't for a year but thankfully I only have to wait till May for the next one!
Not sure what some of these people who have made derogatory comments about this book are smoking. I have read Twilight and this book is far superior on many levels. I cannot wait for Book 2!!!!
Jul 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Rating is 3.5 stars, not 3 stars**


Caroline: Can I just brag on this girl for a second? She was my all-time favorite aspect of this novel. She begins and stays so witty that I found myself literally laughing out loud. Her internal monologue is so relatable and real. Most high school girls would think exactly like her. I’ve read some reviews in which people criticize her for fawning over Devilyn when they first meet, but if we’re being honest, almost any teenage girl with hormones wou
There will be gushing in this review and

Fae by C.J. Abedi is book one of a series by the same name and centers around two main characters, Caroline Ellis and Devilyn Reilly. Caroline is a high school junior, well educated, and considers herself an old soul. She doesn't care what people think about her, that is until she sees Devilyn for the first time. Devilyn is also a high school junior, or at least he is pretending to be. He is actually a part of a prophecy, a prophecy that involves
Margaux Espinosa
*Received copy in return for honest review*

I hate having to write bad reviews! That being said just because I didn't like this book doesn't mean that you wont like it, to each his own and all that. Overall I think with some changes and some editorial help this book would be much better and keep the reader hooked and fully engaged/immersed in the story. The writing wasn't have bad, the story line although slightly reminiscent of "Twilight" was actually really original. The characters were pretty
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a book you cannot put down but must in order to make it last; each page a delightful treat yet a harbinger of the final page, the story's end.
I absolutely loved The Fae! It had me enthralled. The fluidity of it all was wonderful and I found it particularly enjoyable to begin each chapter from the different perspectives of the characters themselves. I adored this style! Very easy reading and compelling to view the comparisons of events and situations from differing entities.

Caroline is a n
Jaclyn House
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book because it came highly recommended from Giuliana Rancic. She can do no wrong in my book so I figured it was worth checking out! The book starts off with a lost colony of people that suddenly disappeared, that seems random but plays a major part in the book. Devilyn is the only half light and dark Fae, and knows his destiny, the love of his life will need his protection and love, but will eventually die! He decides that instead of facing heartbreak he will protect her, but f ...more
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I received this copy for a read to review and was so thrilled that i managed to snag the last copy. I am a lover of all things Fae and this is my favorite Fae book so far to date. (sorry Megan & Ash, your #2)The relationship that was slowly formed between Caroline and Devilyn couldn't have been portrayed any better. There was the perfect combination of want i wanted to happen and give. This is an insta-love free zone. Even thought the two are destined to be together it w ...more
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal);[p

This is the first book about FAE that got me hooked straight to the end...and i feel pretty sad for some other review who think this bok is bad..maybe this just NOT your kind of book to read.

First, there's Devilyn Reilly. Raised with love by Odin in hope to turn Light, he is the heir of the Dark Fae Kingdom. Son of Alderon, born with both Light and Dark, he was destined to be the King of Dark.

Then, there's Caroline E
The story revolves around Caroline and Devilyn. Caroline believes she is a normal high school student with normal high school problems. However, she is actually the last descendant of the royal family of the light fae (but she is part human). Then there is Devilyn the only fae that is a descendant of both a dark fae and a light fae.

Overall I was really pleased with the story. While there was some repetition I felt the overall story was very pleasant and a good romance for teens to read with the
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: r2r
Fae was a romantic fantasy mostly about two teenagers and whether they should be together or not. It's an alternating POV story based on what Caroline and Devilyn are thinking. Caroline represents how most teenagers are today, she doesn't value herself enough and has boy issues. I thought Caroline was a very honest and sweet MC, her insecurities just made her relateable. Devilyn also represents how most "jock" teens are, he thinks he's number one and incredible; I'm not really a fan. The introdu ...more
Michelle Brewer-Bunnell
Were this book any different, I would hate it. But as it is, this book hold a special kind of magick in it and I fell for the characters HARD. I couldn't decide if I liked the Norse bits until the end, when I decided the way the story was woven made even those parts delightful. One of my favorite books to have stumbled across and I bought the sequel the moment I finished this one. And unless CJ royally effs up the second book, I can guarantee I will be buying the third the very moment it comes o ...more
Nancy Glass
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what some of these people who have reviewed this book are smoking. I read Twilight and FAE is far superior on many levels. I found it almost impossible to put this book down. I cannot wait for Book 2 to come out!
Rana Foroughi
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Omg....I can't stop reading. 100 times better than Twilight!!!


From the moment she first sees him, Caroline knew there was something different about the new boy. She just had no idea how different he is. Shaken out of her everyday high school world, the otherwise typical teenager learns that things around her aren't as they seem, and the beautiful boy... Well, he's the Dark counterpart to her Light.

As the reality she knows bursts open with fae, Caroline discovers that her heritage is much greater than anything she ever imagined, and the fate of a supernatur
Jul 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Fae relates the story of Devilyn Reilly and Caroline Ellis, two faeries who were sundered by inevitable circumstances. Devilyn Reilly, the only faerie of both light and dark and the heir to the throne of kingship of both courts, is burdened with the choices laid upon him, Dark or Light? And Caroline—half mortal, half-fae—is living normally in the world of humans and little did she know that the fate of the Faeries lies upon her shoulder. And
Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}
Read more of my reviews at My Full Bookshelf Reviews

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have a theory that out there, somewhere, there is a rubric for all YA Paranormal romances. Perhaps some of its requirements are this:

-Story must have super hot hero
-Story must revolve around girl who is special but does not know it
-Story must have some 'friend' characters...but they must be pointless in regards to overall plot
-Story must have insta-love between girl and hot
Daniel Kelter
For the purpose of this review I was provided an advanced reader copy of Fae by Diversion Books in return for an honest review.

I tried. I really, truly tried to finish this book, but I eventually could not subject myself to anymore boredom. Don't get me wrong, this book isn't terrible… it's just boring. C.J. Abedi, who is actually two sisters going under one name, isn't the worst author and the premise was interesting, but the prose was just so uninspiring.

Here's a quick synopsis: Caroline is
Stacy Sabala
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Book Review- Fae by C.J. Abedi

This is a fascinating YA novel. It centers around Devilyn who is destined to be the king of the Fae. He is the only one born with light and dark intertwined inside of him, where he constantly has to battle himself. On top of the struggles he endures, he is half of a prophesy which involves his soul mate and the destruction of the dark fae. His father, king of the Dark Fae, is determined to stop the prophesy from happening by getting to Devilyn’s soul mate before she
Stephanie Ward
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

'Fae' is the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy that tells the story of our two main characterrs - Caroline Ellis and Devilyn. Devilyn is a full Fae, but is the only one ever created of both Light and Dark. Caroline is half Fae - a descendent of Virginia Dare, one of the settlers from the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island - but she has no idea. There's a prophecy that tells of Caroline and Devilyn being soulmates and creating a new kingdom together - one that will unity the Fae and
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.”- Seneca

Caroline Ellis is a normal high school student. She gets exceptional grades, writes for the school paper, and gets along with mostly everyone. Until HE comes along. Devilyn Reilly. These two clash and it’s ultimately a battle of the wits between them. She thinks he is a pompous jock and he wants her to believe it. Although, Caroline has no clue why, we learn what exactly is happening. Caroline is the one left in the dark until fate
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my judgment in any way.

I am not a big reader of books on Fae. If you look at my bookshelves on Goodreads, you will see very little of these types of books. The funny thing is, that I always seem to enjoy these books and FAE is no exception. A YA fantasy/paranormal book, I felt comfortable with the story right away, snuggled into it and I couldn't wait to see what was go
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Colet Abedi has been an entertainment industry executive for over ten years. In addition to working on many television programs for NBC, ABC, FOX, and most cable networks, she is best known for her work as head writer for the telenovela serials American Heiress and Fashion House, the latter of which starred Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild, on the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV. Abedi currently has a series i ...more

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