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Kelpie Blue

(Out of Underhill #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Mama always said, don't go near the lake. Rin already knew the forest was filled with dark things, but aside from Mama no one had warned him about the lake. One day, Rin wanders off to the lake, where a beautiful blue horse asks him to go for a swim, and Rin learns too late it may not be a swim he survives.
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 21st 2018 by Less Than Three Press
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Joyfully Jay
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: veronica
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I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

This was a cute story but I feel like the summary is just wildly off-base. It makes it sound like it's going to be some ...I don't know, dark fairytale I guess? But really we come into the story after Blue [the kelpie] has been living with Rin and his Mom for like 2 or 3 years and they're already together and most of the plot is taken up by horse racing stuff. It was still a pretty fun story, but it was definitely not what I was looking for / exp
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

I do so enjoy your stories!
3.5 stars

An interesting story that combines fantasy (kelpie! fae!) with contemporary horse farm and horse-racing world. Unlike anything I usually read for sure. I also thought the storytelling to be interesting because it weaved journal/diary of Rin (the half-fae MC), with some "additions" from Blue the kelpie, with third-person POV of the real timing.

I did think some of the time-progress to be unclear though. Like suddenly it was weeks or years later? It disrupted the flow a bit for me.
Kristen Burns
4 Stars

*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*

This book was unusual in that it didn't really have a focused plot with a clear end goal (there was some conflict involving the fae, but it was just a small part of the story and handled fairly easily), but I found I didn't mind and was happy to go along for the ride. This was a sweet, fluffy, stress-free read about a period of time in a character's life and his growing relationship with the kelpie
Lillian Francis
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely N.A. paranormal tale of a broken boy and the kelpie who decides not to eat him. I loved the way this was written with the narrative interspersed with diary entries, mostly from Rin with Blue adding comments.
I enjoyed it immensely.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Why aren't there more reviews? This was a GREAT book. I love Mell Eight, her books are at least as good as Megan Derr's better half. I was a bit apprehensive at first about the Kelpie bit and feared it might get too kitschy, but it really wasn't. Great YA horse / elven magic story with enough details to keep it realistic. Ish.
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a strange book but I enjoyed it... hmm
It is absolutely ridiculous just how much I enjoyed this book. I’m pretty sure that I read the whole thing with a big stupid smile on my face, because it was just that darn cute. However, I have a suspicion that the majority of readers might not enjoy it quite so much. Judging from the blurb I thought that I was going to be reading something along the lines of a dark fairytale. Instead, this was a story about the love between a boy and his horse, and not in a “I think this porn is illegal” way, ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, shifter
Rating: 4.5 stars
I had no idea what this book was going to be about when I bought it. The extremely short blurb intrigued me so I took a chance. I loved this story. From start to finish it grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. Both Rin and Blue were just wonderful. Loved Rin’s mother and Jim just as much. By the end of the book, I just wanted to keep reading about these characters.

I have just a couple of nitpicky things that brought my rating down some. There were a couple of typos in the stor
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Lenni A.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a kelpie, Blue is used to drowning humans in his lake and devouring them. But when a human named Rin and his mother move on to the property, Blue becomes fascinated by the strange boy. Eventually, the pair becomes inseparable but Rin's mother is on the verge of losing the farm and her horse raising business. Blue offers to help by using his horse form to win races but outside forces from the fairie realm put them all in more danger than just losing their home.

As a gay romance, it's fairly lig
Helen M. Whitchurch
Family accepts Kelpie into family

Flexible attitudes form new family ties. Three very 3D family members make for better story than most fantasy books. Background horse racing.
Book Gannet
3.5 stars.

This is a cute little story about horse racing and a kelpie, told through the eyes of Rin, Rin’s diary and Blue the kelpie. As with most Mell Eight stories the romance is pretty much instant and adorable with a definite young adult feel.

I was a little sad that the most exciting moment – when Rin collapses beside the lake and Blue finds him there, in full hungry kelpie mode – is all told via the diary. Blue’s additions to Rin’s diary are cute and I loved that he called Rin his pretty sn
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Less Than Three P...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Giveaway - Kelpie Blue by Mell Eight - CLOSED 25 35 Mar 23, 2018 11:40AM  
When Mell Eight was in high school she wrote a short story for an English class. The assignment was for no more than five pages, yet she had turned in ten and the story wasn't completed. Her teacher was impressed, but writing stories for fun was her main source of procrastination from homework; handing in an assignment that actually asked her to write fiction was too good to pass up. Since then Me ...more

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