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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  31 reviews
A goth-rock show. An innocent train ride. That’s all it takes for high school sophomore Syl Skye’s perfectly normal world to come crashing down. Why? Because this train holds the infamous Rouen Rivoche, a dark Fae assassin bent on murdering Syl. This is one journey that should end in tragedy, not two people falling love. Then again, whenever the Fae are involved, there’s n ...more
Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Monster House Books
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Lex Kent
3.5 Stars. This is a prequel to the YA urban fantasy book Moribund. I think if you have read Moribund already, parts of this story you will already know. I have not read it yet so I was glad I started here. This book is about the dark and light fae. The dark fae thinks they must destroy all the light fae princesses to keep themselves alive. The light fae try to hide their princesses in the human world to keep them from being murdered. I thought this was actually pretty dark for a YA book. I didn ...more
Alice (Married To Books)
3.5 out of 5 stars!

If you've been following me here on Goodreads or subscribed to my blog (www.marriedtobooksreviewsandblog.word...), you will know that I read the first two books in the Circuit Fae series for a blog tour earlier this year. And I adored them! It's a YA Fantasy series with a cute F/F romance that I simply fell in love with. This prequel is currently free to purchase, however, I do recommend that you read the first book in the series before reading this prequel. The title of the f
Anastasia シ
2.5 stars

Had I read this one before Moribund I probably would have liked it better. But it just felt like a repeat of the first half of book one in this series.
I read it pretty freaking fast though. Admittedly I skipped a few pages in each chapter, maybe even a chapter or two... 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Derailed is a prequel to Moribund in the Circuit Fae series and it definitely grabbed my attention and my imagination. Syl Skye is a high schooler who doesn’t quite fit in. She has her own style and doesn’t seem to care about what her group of friends care about, with the exception of violin sensation Euphoria. That is the one thing they can all agree on, she is awesome. Syl though, thinks she is beyond awesome, there is something about Euphoria that calls to her deep inside.

Syl knows that she i
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

On the one hand this series just PAINFULLY YA, but which I mean we've got insta-love, catty high school cliques, the chosen one [tm], and a host of other things I generally hate ...but also that insta-love is a cute lesbian faerie couple featuring an awesome goth violinist which is 500% My Jam [tm] so it all kind of evens out. This story did a nice job of fleshing out some of the details on things that were mentio
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: queer-stuff
Pleasantly surprised! I stumbled across this series in one of my library's e-book apps and frankly it sounded too good to be true - YA about queer fae princesses? surely mine eyes deceive me - but it's real! And then I worried that the writing wouldn't be good, because that does tend to be a problem with small-press or self-pubbed queer books, so I picked up this short prequel to test it out and... it's solid. Definitely engaging enough that I'm going to read the rest of the series. ...more
Christina Bauer
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Superb world-building. Heart-pounding action. A touch of romance. I love love LOVED getting the full backstory on how Syl and Rouen REALLY met. You don't have to have read MORIBUND in order to DEVOUR this amazing prequel novella. FIVE STARS! ...more
Ankita Singh
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-books
In the short span of a book and a half (As Derailed is just a Novella) Syl and Rouen a.k.a. Euphoria have quickly become one of my most favorite couples.

They're the perfect good girl, bad girl duo, and together, they're absolutely one of the cutest couples I've ever met.

Derailed was just as awesome as the Book One, Moribund. There was just enough amount of action, destruction, fantasy, evil, good and the butterflies.

Now, I'll excitedly wait for Ouroboros, the book two, and maybe re-read Moribund
Monster House Books
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The prequel tale of how Roue and Syl fell in love... while almost killing each other. ***SNIFF SNIFF*** Not to be missed!
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads Synopsis:
Syl Skye. Rouen Rivoche. Star-crossed lovers who should be mortal enemies. This is the story of how they met.

A nightly excursion to DC. A goth-rock show. One innocent train ride. That’s all it takes for high school sophomore Syl Skye’s perfectly normal world to come crashing down.

Because unbeknownst to her, she’s a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae—a vessel of Fae power that has yet to Awaken—and there are dark Fae who want her dead, dead, dead.

Rouen Rivoche is one of those dar
Alice Reeds
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
'Derailed' is an interesting first glimpse into what's to come once you pick up the actual trilogy(?). In itself 'Derailed' is a short, 100 page novella that introduces us to the two heroines of the Circuit Fae trilogy (?) that's taking a spin on the 'chosen one' and 'forbidden lovers' tropes by adding interesting fae lore and a LGBT aspect, which I very much appreciated.

In itself 'Derailed' felt very much YA with a young voice when it comes to Syl and a slightly darker one for Rouen. We see Syl
Cindy Stein
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, lesfic-ya
In this prequel to the series we meet Syl, a high school student whose family has fallen on hard times so that she is no longer able to keep up with her rich friends, including her bestie. When she scrapes money together to travel from Richmond, VA to DC to see her idol, Euphoria, perform in a club, the two meet by chance and both feel an immediate connection. But Euphoria is really Rouen, a dark fae whose been bound by a contract to an evil hunter determined to have her kill all 7 sleeper princ ...more
Erin Bales
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I picked this prequel novella up because I loved Moribund and because I wanted the full story on Syl and Rouen's very first encounter. Prequels can be tricky since readers of the previous book already know where the story is headed, but even though I knew where things were going, I was not disappointed because the journey was as exciting and romantically charged as I'd hope for! The sparks between Syl and Rouen fly immediately, and despite Rouen's position in this story as one of the villains, t ...more
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute lesbian couple where one of them plays the violin and is a glam-goth rock star? And the other one is the chosen one for the fair fae to save the world?? Sign me tf up
It was your tipical YA story with the "loser" chosen-one meeting her idol, who ends up having amazing powers and also is a fae, and both of them falling in love. It was sweet and simple, perfect for a novella. We get a peek at what their personal situations are before the first book although I'm not too sure how it relates to t
Paul Franco
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is a small prequel to a novel I’ve already read, in which a “chosen one” teen had to fight dark forces to save the world. . . stop me if you’ve heard this before. This story tells about the first meeting between the probably doomed lovers, events that were mentioned in the previous book. Syl has a huge crush on violin-playing Rouen, going to her concert and then heavily involved in the train crash that brings them together and separates Syl from her friends.
Gotta admit, it feels kinda weird
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was really pleased to see this novella release - I had purchased Moribund, the first book in the series, and was pleasantly surprised to find a fresh take on the YA genre. I enjoy young adult books quite a bit, but they'd gotten a bit stale and samey -- so, while you get many of the same beats that we read YA books for, there are some really exciting, unique characters and situations ... it's variety and diversity the genre desperately needs. That's why I was glad to see the prequel out -- get ...more
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this prequel to Moribund, book #1 of the Circuit Fae series! Derailed was slightly darker than Moribund and full of action, but I also enjoyed getting to see how Syl and Euphoria first connected on that fateful night.

This novella really adds to the series and would be accessible to someone even if they haven't read Moribund yet. I can't wait to read the next book!
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a prequel to Moribund and it makes the story of Syl and Rouen complete. There is definitely chemistry between them - but at this point the reader (if you read Moribund already) knows where the story is going and you are familiar with the characters. I enjoyed this book just as much as I did with the first one.
Marie Anderson
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this prequel novella. Despite the shorter length, this book really had the depth of character and story you would expect from a full length novel. This is a great place to start with the Circuit Fae series if you haven't already read Moribund. ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having not read the previous book in this series I still enjoyed this series I still enjoyed Derailed and was able to follow what was going on. It was a good short read and kept me interested.
Firefly Hill Press
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yes Yes Yes! Another triumph by Ms. Eldredge! Truly remarkable tale of love and adventure told through a distinctly YA voice. If you enjoy magic and fairies and love (and really, who doesn't?!), then this story is for you! ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Syl Skye sneaks out with her best friend Fiann and their squad to go see her favorite goth-rock star Euphoria perform. Syl has a crush on Euphoria and will risk her mother’s wrath to see her play.

After the show is over they catch the train back to their hometown. Syl wakes to people screaming and yelling and the screech of the train as it is turning over and over and falling down, down, down. After the train finally stops Syl realizes that Euphoria is responsible for wrecking the train by using
Alyssa Grace
I received Derailed as an auto-approval from Monster House Books via NetGalley, and it being a shorter novella already on my dashboard, I figured I might as well read it. As a disclaimer, this was my first experience with Eldredge's Circuit Fae series, so I've evaluated at this prequel without consideration of its place in the overarching narrative. This evaluation being that urban fantasy fans will likely enjoy this LGBT take on the traditional urban fantasy forbidden romance, but personally, t ...more
This novella gives background on the major event that sets Moribund in motion and shows how Syl and Rouen first met (there are literal sparks).

I really enjoyed this novella, mostly because it gives more background on Rouen and I kind of love her sassiness. It shows how she's been fighting the Contract forced upon her and goes deeper into her relationship with Agravaine. It also shows how Syl has been adjusting to her new life after a few personal changes have happened.

I loved this additional bac
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
It took me a bit to get into this honestly and I still didn’t entirely. I should probably acknowledge that this was my first experience with this series and this author because I received this early on NetGalley, so I don’t have any knowledge of this world or these characters past what was given to me. So if I’m missing something, my bad. I mean, it is a prequel to the first book, so.

Anyway, I actually almost just left it behind and probably would have if it were a full book, but because it was
Warnings: homomisia

Derailed is actually a prequel novella in the Circuit Fae series, which I haven’t read yet, but it did not make much of a difference for this book. The events of this novella supposedly take place before the plot of the first book Moribund, and it is about the first time that the princesses of the two faery courts meet. Syl is a sleeper princess of the fair Fae, and Rouen is of the dark Fae and bound to the Wild Hunt to hunt down sleeper princesses. Syl’s power has been contai
Calye Cochran
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a partial review, but you can check out the full thing on my blog!

Okay, guys! So first of all, I would like to thank both Netgalley and Monster House Books for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let's go ahead and check out what I thought!

First of all, this was a really short prequel novella. So though it was packed with lots of action and adventure and mystery and magic, it was kind of a whirlwind. Now, I have to admit that I have not gotten the chance to read th
Dream Read Repeat
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This novella gives background on the major event that sets Moribund in motion and shows how Syl and Rouen first met (there are literal sparks).I really enjoyed this novella, mostly because it gives more background on Rouen and I kind of love her sassiness. It shows how she's been fighting the Contract forced upon her and goes deeper into her relationship with Agravaine. It also shows how Syl has been adjusting to her new life after a few personal changes have happened. ...more
Erica Mae Campos
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Derailed is a very good prequel to the Circuit Fae series. It did a very good job. Basically, I expected a little backstory about the characters. And it was gladly given to me.

This also can pass off as a short story. There's a plot and a climax for the book itself. Characters are drawn pretty well and readers are given a brief sneak peek for the world-building. I enjoyed reading it and immediately dived in the first book in the series after,

The connection between the characters were already told
Manon the Malicious
I don’t know why I read this… I didn’t like the first book in the series, why did I think I’d enjoy the prequel?

I’m sorry, I’m really trying but it’s not for me. I find the characters super annoying and I always just want to shake or slap them…
The writing really isn’t my cup of tea.
I can’t even root for the lesbian couple and that’s just not ok.

Just… Not for me...
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