Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
The Sidhe is one huge book in both number of pages (450 total) and content. There is no rushing through this one and to be honest, I did take a rest in between reads. Why? Because I did not want to miss a detail because of either rushing through the pages or getting tired from the details. No, it is far from a boring book. And best ...more
DNF @ 26% because I just had more interesting things to read
I liked the start. I did. But then it went downhill.
I'll keep this simple. This is fanfiction with the names changed, and it reads like fanfiction. But with original names.
I was getting along ok until I put this down to read other things. A month later, I figure I should finish one of the several books set to currently reading on Goodreads, so I pick this up again. A couple pages in, ...more
#endearing characters, #charming, #lovely storytelling, #page turner, #amazing world building, #tearjerker!, #forever favorites, #sweet romance, #sexiest sexy times.
Truly, truly enjoyed every single page!!
Loved that I could get lost in their world.
“A dairy farm.”
“And what skills do you possess that would make this occupation a fitting one?”
“I… um… like cheese.”
She stared at him.
“A… a lot. I like cheese a lot,” he ...more
This is a very different take on the lore and legends of The Sidhe, there is no Summer or Winter Courts, but don't let that put you off. If you love a great fantasy which is really well written and has excellent MC's then look at it more of a fantasy with Sidhe in it. It is action packed with multiple sub- ...more
It started as the epitome of a good story. It had everything–fantasy, epic soulmate romance, battles, magic, thrilling escapes, religion, politics. It ran the gamut for entertainment. You can’t get much better than that.
This book? Is better even than that.
This story has been expanded and refined and changed and polished, and it comes out like the kind of gem you put in museums. It’s vast, it’s detailed, it’s ...more
A gift from my Santa Tara!!!
I'm kind of torn on how to rate this one honestly. I think I'm going with 3.5 stars. I did like it, but there were a few things that just took away from the story and times when I was making myself pick it back up.
There was too much sex. Some of the sex scenes were incredibly important for the story and the characters and the development of the relationship. Sehrys choosing to be with Brieden was very important and very sweet and at times a little heartbrea ...more
This epic human/elf love story spans a whole world in a long journey of more than 400 pages. Brieden's world starts out small. Poor but smart, he becomes steward to the Prince. When the Prince enslaves a "Sidhe," Brieden's compassion stirs him to heroics. He rescues the Sidhe, Sehrys, and they begin a long journey toward the Faerie lands.
Make no mistake, gentle reader, Sehrys is extensively sexually abused. Though it happens off-screen, this novel is not coy. There's also graphic viole ...more
This was my very much anticipated beach vacation read, and boy it didn't let down! I found myself wanting to skip beach stuff just to keep reading.
There are two ways in which this book really demonstrates how skillful Ashe is as a writer. The plot kept me wanting to know what happens next the whole time. There is a boatload of beautifully written sex and intimacy here too. I found that I often rushed through those parts to find out what happened plot wise, and then would com ...more
I wanted to like this one and to keep going because of the premise but I just couldn't do it anymore. Honestly, I was skeptical after 34 pages because the whole first chapter was so rushed and contained basically all of the worldbuilding. Which blew my mind because this book is over 400 pages long! What should have been AT LEAST 100 or 150 pages at the beginning to introduce characters, setting, the world, etc. was reduced to a single chapter. And it wasn't enough -- or good enough -- t ...more
With this novel – the first in what I hope will be a very long series – Ashe has turned a wonderful, widely beloved fanfiction and turned it into something even rich ...more
The story follows Brieden Lethiscir as he tries to f ...more
Tbh, I am wondering to drop this or not ?
- the ten first chapters were good. seriously, I liked the writing, the pace, the action even I have started to connect with the characters.
-Then, all go to a downhill. In the next few chapters which I am stuck in right now.
TBH I feel nauseous from all that love and that love making -cats in heat -
I felt that there is a switch in characters personality - irritating -
the elf is a god, H ...more
Brieden is determined to set the elf Sehrys free from slavery in the king's palace, but their escape sets off a whirlwind reaction of events and political upheaval as they try to make their way back to the Sehry's home. The romance is a gradual and aching delight, and how they learn to trust one ano ...more
Life is a Journey. Sound cliche? Maybe, but it is one of my favorite cliches, and it is quite true. You rarely end up where you think you will when you start said journey. Every decision you make and person you encounter has the potential to change the course of your life. The Sidhe by Charlotte Ashe is a fantasy that takes on this very subject.
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Oh... what can I really say? It was so beautiful and an amazing reading experience that it's going to difficult putting it into words. Here I go..
The Sidhe was and is one of my favourite fan-fiction stories of all time (across all fandoms) and the wonderful Charlotte Ashe has transformed it into an original work. I cried when I first opened the package to see the gorgeous cover. I'm beyond proud of the origins of this story and I'm so ...more
The second thing you need to know is not to judge it by the cover. It gives the impression that what lies within is more of a cartoon fairy tale and nothing could be farther from the truth.
I've been aware of and interested in the growing LGBT presence in fiction publishing, but the novels I've seen have mostly been romances and I don't read romance. Fantasy, however, is w ...more
Four and a half stars!
Amazing. One simple word to sum up this book. But it’s so much more than the word. You follow this journey Brieden and Sehrys take so they can be free. But along the way so many things change that it brings new meaning to the word for both. Ms. Ashe created this beautiful world that is so deep and complete I want to go and visit and truly feel like it’s a place that exists somewhere. I grew to love Sehrys and Brieden quickly and hoped for the h ...more
I cared about these two characters immediately and couldn't put the book down until the very end. Some critics have said that the sex scenes (of which there are several) bogged down the progress of the story. Personally, I felt they furthered character development in important ...more
This is such an epic, beautiful fantasy love story. I actually can't think of the proper words to even describe this story. It's beyond my (usually extensive) vocabulary.
I don't believe in fate and soulmates and insta-love. But more than anything, I believe in Brieden and Sehrys.
Miss Ashe, you have out done yourself. ...more
No, the fresh take resides in the pace of it, in the intricate web of characters, and in the absolute desperation to read the next part of their adventures !!!!!
This is not the type of book I would normally grab but it is a well written book with developed characters. If gay sex bothers you though this is NOT the book for you. There was quite a few sex scenes thoughout this book. Slavery and rape also play a big role in the plot so those who are sensitive to these topics may find this book difficult.