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Moribund

(Circuit Fae #1)

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High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.

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Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Monster House Books
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Genevieve Eldredge Yes, both heroines are gay. The book is about them kicking butt, taking names, and falling in love despite being mortal enemies. Thanks for asking! :)

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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I was part of the blog tour for the second book in the series (Ouroboros) and received free digital copies of that book plus Moribund for review! Let me say this readers, I was not disappointed by what I read. An action-packed start to a series that I am really looking forward to dive into further. The chapters switch between POVs of the two main characters Syl and Euphoria who attend the same school. Their worlds collide after a freak accident and a choice between staying alive or facing immedi ...more
D.M.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Light vs dark.
The dark fairies are struggling to hold onto the heart of their magic. Their solution is to spill the blood of the sleeper princess fairies. Rouen is a dark princess fairy. She doesn't want to help kill the sleeper princesses but has no choice. She is part of the circuit fae and to become free she must help destroy the sleeper princesses.

Syl is having a hard time at school. Her family have fallen out of favour. Syl doesn't have the money to keep up with her friends and unfortunat
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Belinda
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gelezen-in-2018
4,25 stars English ebook - I have dyslexia. Review follows later. My grandson has to be born in a few weeks and I am Washing all his little clothes. ☺😃☺😃🦋🦋🦋 ...more
Manon
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, lgbtqqiap
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Moribund tells the story of Syl and Rouen. Syl is a simple sophomore in high school, except she got into an accident some weeks before the start of the story, which made her best friend turn on her somehow. She’s now a pariah at school.
Rouen is a dark fae, who is controlled by Agravaine, a meanie.

Though the world was pretty complex and original, I found it under explained and it felt like the whole setting part was rushed.
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Lexxi Kitty
I'm fairly certain that I was by no means the target audience for this book involving two 16 year olds. I couldn't stand either point of view character. Not only did both of them mentally keep telling themselves to stop being either emo (dark fae) or 'whiny-pants' (summer fae), they super were. They weren't just being tough on themselves. If you made a list of the most angsty teens around, both would be near or at the top.

I understand that they were 16, but there were some much older people aro
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Devann
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Parts of this were really cute but ultimately I think it was a bit too YA-ish for me to get fully immersed. I liked both the main characters, although I did find it hard to distinguish between their voices sometimes. The story is set up with each of them narrating every other chapter and sometimes I would have to stop for a second because I would literally forget who was narrating the chapter I was reading and get
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Jo
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Lesbian faeries restoring the balance in the fae world while falling in love. I definitely wanted to love this, but its cliche and repetitive, “not-your-average-girl” sarcasm from both perspectives got old fast. Only good thing was two girls crushing on each other. I think this is a book I would have enjoyed in middle school because of the unique magic-world building and the romance, but there are so many small things (like micro-aggressions) that I cannot get past.

Rating: 2.5/5


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Erin Bales
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a book unlike any I've ever read. Been looking for some YA LGBTQIA urban fantasy? Well, look no further!

This book has a lot of strong points, but its strongest have to be the awesome characters and the crackling, adorkable romance between Syl and Rouen. Seriously, I could not stop squeeing. From the first moment they met, I was dying to see them give in to their feels for one another. Of course, there are plenty of obstacles in their way--coming at them from both outside and within--but
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Christina Bauer
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, this book has freaking everything. I'm talking romance, adventure, fae, battles, and even more romance. What else do you want from a novel? Plus: At this very moment, the author GIE is suffering post-surgery on her shoulder because she's a freaking BLACK BELT WHO LIKES TO THROW HUGE GUYS OVER HER SHOULDER AND CRUSH THEM LIKE BUGS. No lie. I get vicarious advice from her Sensei and it's always spot-on. All of which is a long way of saying that if you like fight scenes where girls kick ass, no ...more
Hollow Well
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The main thing to know about this book is that it is a YA, lesbian romance, fantasy novel. So, you know, hooray-for-that and oh-well.

Hooray! - because the world is in need of more YA / lesbian oriented novels. (You'll be screaming, "Just kiss her, already!" at the characters.)

Oh-well - because, I most certainly am not the target audience for this novel. I am not so Y any more, and the voice of the characters in this novel are specifically geared towards a Dork-Diaries set. The main character is
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Tiffany
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it
So I admit, I was confused by the meaning of certain words..and they are used often and are def important to the plot (Grimmacle, Glamoury, heck even Moribund itself) yet I still enjoyed the story. It could definitely use more explanation, more back story, more history but I like the overall goal/what it attempted to be. It has potential but dang it I just couldn’t fully understand what was going on at all times and that def took away from the plot.
I’ll still read the sequel. :)
Kim Dyer
Sep 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
Oh I wanted to like Moribund. I was attracted to it purely on the basis of it being both urban fantasy and LGBT. I like faerie stories and it's been so long since I last reviewed a novel with a lesbian protagonist. Unfortunately, it quickly became clear to me that Moribund and I weren't going to get along.

The world-building seems interesting a first but the author doesn't really do a lot with it. It's not explained exactly how the Moribund functions or even what happened to the fair fae. While t
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Reija
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received and ARC of this book for review.

I found that this book really pays a lot of homage to the 90's and early 2000's female hero epics like Buffy (referenced plenty in the text) and even Xena to an extent. I got the intent, the tongue in cheek humor and cheesiness spicing up a story of believing in one self and of course love.

The thing is, even though I can see that the intent is there, I'm not so sure it worked very well.

First of all, this book is heavy on the 'tell' and not so much on th
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Marie Anderson
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally, a YA book with lesbian characters that isn't a coming out story! I loved that, even though Syl and Euphoria face many challenges in their relationship (and are totally supposed to be mortal enemies), the main conflict isn't about them being gay. We need more normalization of gay and lesbian romance in YA!!

The book was also fast paced and full of fun dialogue. I am so excited to find a YA Urban Fantasy that stands alone and just so happens to have lesbian heroines. I am excited to read
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Andrea
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of Moribund from Netgalley.

It is a good and intriguing story but I felt throughout the whole book that there was more potential to the story. The characters were well written and I could relate to them but some of the scenes like the fighting scene was a bit weak and could have been more. I'm not a big fantasy fan but I think for everybody who is into this genre they will love this book!

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Rebecca Veight
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Syl is the "weird girl who lived" & now friendless, after an accident she can't remember. She has a bit of a crush on Euphoria, her favorite goth artist, who is actually a Dark Fae & her possible unbeknown enemy.

This book presents a very different kind of Fae, circuitry/technology mixed with Irish folklore. Constituting an enticing world which teases your curious nature so well, the more you learn, the more you thirst for. With the dual POVs of Syl & Rouen/Euphoria from the get go, w
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Jerry Spaulding
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Short of it: A fun, smooth read that gives you a great story, fun actions, and excellent characters with depth. Very enjoyable, with a satisfying ending that will leave you wanting the next book.

The Long of it: As an old, straight white guy I am probably not the main target demographic for this book. But the summary really caught my eye and the kindle price was great. And I do love Urban Fantasy. I got way more than my money's worth out of this book.
I found it to be very well written with cl
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J.L.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: august-2018
4.5 stars

Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased a hardcopy version of this book for full price.

For all that I read urban fantasy and LGBT fiction, it surprises me that this is my first F/F urban fantasy -- and a young adult (YA) novel, at that. But if a book had to be my first, I'm pleased that this was it. It definitely took everything that I love about urban fantasy, LGBT fiction, AND young adult fiction and transformed them into something wonderful and fully engrossi
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Jasmine
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Moribund is a fascinating new take on typical fae stories. I have to say, the synopsis is what sucked me in, and the cover is gorgeous, so I knew I had to read this book.

Moribund is the tale of a shy, geeky sixteen year old girl named Syl who discovers a secret she didn't know she had. A secret her mom has been keeping from her for her entire life. She's one of the Summer Fae's Sleeper princesses, although she has no idea what that means. At least not right away.

Euphoria, Syl's glam-Goth crush,
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I received an ARC of Moribund from Netgalley. I decided to request this book because I loved the pose of the character on the cover, and the blurb was quite intriguing.

It’s #ownvoices for lesbian representation.

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I thought I’d love this book. I really did. Thus, I was really disappointed that I absolute did not enjoy this ARC, not at all. It wasn’t a nice reading experience.

The writing is so repetetive. At times, I thought I wa
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Liv Olteano
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recommend Moribund to fans of original fae lore when it comes to their Urban Fantasy cravings, engaging stories about self-discovery while juggling almost-crushing responsibilities, and overcoming adversity in adrenaline-fueling life and death situations. It comes with a good serving of sweet and angstylicious FxF teen romance plus strong, kick-ass (and snarky-ish) heroines you’ll love both as a couple and on their own.
Kelly Knapp
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal, young-adult, alternative romance readers
Recommended to Kelly by: won as part of the Goodreads Firstreads giveaways
This story has two points of view, the first is a young girl named Syl and the other is a Dark Fae named Rouen (called Euphoria in the mortal world.) Syl and her former friend have survived an unsurvivable train accident that took scores of lives, but has no memory of the incident. Rouen is a dark Fae princess, who is forced to become a huntress as a punishment. What does she hunt? She hunts Fair Fae princesses who have not yet "awakened" to their place as royalty or their Fae powers. And Syl or ...more
Renee
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018, favorites
I loved this story! I bought the other books in the series before I was halfway through. I lost sleep because I stayed up late to read just one more chapter which would end with a mic drop moment so I had to read just one more, then I couldn't sleep because I couldn't stop thinking about Rouen and Syl were going to overcome the odds against them.

This story has a lot of action and great dialog (spoken and character thoughts). I even laughed out loud several times. The world in this story is small
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Diane
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book review for Moribund, Circuit Fae Book one by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC (September 12, 2017), 300 pages, ASIN: B01MR7K3TN
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THE CIRCUIT FAE
.5. Derailed - The Moribund Prequel Novella (Spring 2018)
1. Moribund (Fall 2017)
2. Ouroboros (Fall 2018)

I’ve been reading a lot of YA fantasy lately to be able to capably vo
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Charity at OnMyKindleBR
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book with the option of posting a review.

I think I was expecting one of the protagonists to grapple with the concept of their homosexuality but they didn't and I was glad! In all honesty, I was hoping it would be an awesome YA novel in which the author combined Fae magic with technology because the premise is unique and it sounded pretty awesome. I got what I wished for and then some!

I found myself instantly liking Syl and Euphoria; both were witty, geeky, sarcasti
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Natty
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cheeky, heartfelt, full of magic and mayhem. How could you not love two female protagonists finding themselves and each other in a snarky angsty drama full of fun?
Sue Lyssa Stone Shaffer
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cool!!

A unique take on Fae Folk and High School... yes, that's right I said faeries and teenagers. I can remember dreaming about magic taking me away or giving me the power to break the nerdy, librarian wannabe role I was stuck in throughout my high school years. App classes, drama, choir, the horrors of not being into competitive sports, shudder. But, there was no magic for me, t h ere were just magical books, dreams and imagination.

I'm kind of glad I wasn't a sleeping princess in need of traum
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Anna Grace
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This seemed like a super interesting read full of action and adventure. The main things that sold me were the modern fantasy with LGBT!
Ahhh, the characters were so adorable! In addition, they seemed to pop out of the pages. The romance also wasn't unrealistic at all, which happens often in fast-pasted stories.
I was a little uncertain about this book at first because of the complex plot, but the world building was so well done and I felt myself on the edge of my seat most of the time!
This story
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whataslacker
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq-sf-f
Not a bad story, just not all it could be. I liked the characters and the basic story. I was reading what I hope was an uncorrected proof as there were many errors in the book and that really bothers me (mostly double and wrong words not caught by autocorrect like using that'll instead of what'll etc). I feel the finally fight scene was a bit weak. It will be interesting to see where these characters go in the next book.
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Circuit Fae (4 books)
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  • Inimical (Circuit Fae, #3)
  • Nemesis (Circuit Fae, #4)