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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Life is finally shaping up for Trisha. For the first time, she’s with a foster family she doesn’t hate. Her new school is decent, and she even has a boyfriend. Until the night she finds herself waking up in the woods covered in blood, a bullet hole in her dress.

Without her fae abilities, she’d be dead, but now the Faerie Council has given her an ultimatum. She has to hel
Paperback, 326 pages
Published April 5th 2018 by Greutman Media (first published February 2018)
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Madeline Cathryn
I was given an earc through netgalley in exchange for a review.
The good:
It's a fast paced book full of adventure. I always enjoy a good fae/faerie book and it's interesting to see the authors take on it in this sorry. I loved Trish's foster parents in this book, I felt like they were very kind and sweet to Trish, no matter what she did.
The bad:
I did not like our main character here. In my opinion she sounded like a 12 year old a majority of the time. She was pretty rude to her foster parents and
Jenny Schwartz
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
"Regen" by Cassie Greutman. Great characters and solid world building in this young adult urban fantasy. I particularly like that the foster family is celebrated, not vilified, in this series. There have been some other books in the genre that have been using foster care as a cliche to say the heroine was abused.
Rosie Cranie-Higgs
Review: I’ve read a lot of YA books, a lot of fantasy books, and a lot of both combined, but I absolutely flew through this. Trisha was such a believable teenage character, in voice and personality, and while you often get one in books, you don’t always get both. I love the way she just shrugs things off, gets into ridiculous danger, and is so sarcastic about it both during and after. All the characters in REGEN are just so real, even when they’re zipping about on quests through portals.

Ryanne Nichols
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Regen is a wonderful YA coming of age novel. It opens with our main character finding herself in the woods, unable to move, with no memory of what happened. Even though her mother had told her she was Fae, not human, and explained a little of what that entailed before dumping her at a children’s home, Trisha only knows about her regenerative powers, which, unusually, she's had since childhood. She recovers her body movements and her memories, discovering it was her boyfriend that shot her. She l ...more
Kate Everward
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nothing like a special unit fae to get you interested 😊. It’s a fun read. Trisha’s life isn’t easy. Though when trying to live a normal life with fae abilities, how can it be easy? Not to mention getting shot by your ex. Wow. That’s some story and it’s only the beginning. I’m not used to these kind of stories and that’s why I’m calling it a fun read. The author has a lot of imagination, Trisha is one amazing protagonist and I truly enjoyed following her story. 5 stars.
Richard Stephens
Exciting Urban Fantasy.
Follow the main character, Trisha, through her trials as she balances her supernatural powers with her need for an everyday life. Cassie puts humanity into fantasy.
Ellie Midwood
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Trisha woke up in the middle of the forest not remembering a thing about the events of the past few hours (or even days, as she realizes later), her mother’s words about strange things starting to happen when she turns sixteen, suddenly start making sense. Only, as her memory returns completely and she tries to get to the bottom of her boyfriend’s betrayal, a strange creature appears and takes her to the Faerie, where she belongs according to him. Soon, she is tasked with a mission, on whic ...more
Lana Campbell
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great YA Fantasy. Let me start off by saying I'm not a fan of YA, but this author changed my opinion. Trisha is a fae living in a human world and things are coming together for her. She has a good foster family, a boyfriend who she's crazy about and all in all things are good until said boyfriend tries to murder her one night by shooting her. Trish doesn't really want to embrace her fae inheritance. She really doesn't know that much about it because her biological mother only gave her minimal in ...more
Avid Reader
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the reasons I read a lot of new authors is that it’s always a joy to find a rising new talent. Cassie Greutman, definitely fits in the rising star category. For me to enjoy a story it has to have strong, likeable characters. The heroine of this book is definitely likeable with a somewhat rebellious teenager likeability. She’s got a right to being a little surly since life has been tough on her as a growing teen. After being passed around in the foster care system, she finally strikes gold ...more
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! I've always been a fan of stories that revolve around Faerie and the Fae and Cassie Greutman's Regen is a modern twist on some of my favorite aspects! From their inability to lie, the portals, the capriciousness and their different skills, there were enough elements reminiscent of other Faerie-type novels while creating a world of her own.

This book starts with a bang, literally. The main character, Trisha, wakes up from the dead--but she's no zombie. She's a fae, an
M.L. Tompsett
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YA read.
Wow. I enjoyed every page – Regen, by Cassie Greutman. I cannot wait to clutch my hands on the next book.
Reading about Tisha and how she has had to keep her family and abilities secret; the poor kid being shuffled from one foster family to another, until Dan and Nina invited her into their home and lives. Just when she had thought, her life had started to become normal for a teenager, only for Trisha to wake up in the woods covered in blood from being shot. Trisha’s life is never going
Mary Yarde
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you are shot in the chest, that it. You are dead. It is a true tragedy when the boy you love is the one who killed you. Or, at least, he thinks he killed you. But Trisha isn't dead because of her fae abilities.

But now the Faerie Council has demanded she find an escaped fugitive; the only problem is she has to work with the boy who tried to murder her. But hang on... Was it her death he really wanted?

Oh, I did enjoy this book. Regen by Cassie Greutman is a non-stop action adventure that kept
Asseyah Reviews
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The heroine is a strong character that deserves to be looked at as a great role model. She has a fighting spirit that shows in her actions.

The story plot was filled with all these mystery gaps that enticed me to further read and as I got closer to the beginning, the questions in my head weren't really fully answered but, rather, they were fueled with more curiousity as to what was awaiting them even as the pages ended.

I felt as though the rush never left me at all.
Maya Daniels
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading Trisha’s story. Being human/fae hybrid does not make her life easy. Struggling to find who and what she is, she is faced with a lot of trials. It’s fast paced with a lot of action that kept me flipping the pages. I hope there is a sequel, because I would love to read more!
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This is a really good YA fantasy.
It is fast paced with plenty of twists and turns.
Certainly a page turner that leaves you wanting more.
E.J. Bennett
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One rollercoster of a ride

There is many elements to this story, a lover shoots his girlfriend in the chest, then she as to work with him to find a fugitive. It is one rollercoster of a ride!!
Great writing style, fast paced and enjoyable
Tina Silvens
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well-plotted action story with an anime aura

That's what I thought from the very first few chapters. The way the story started and the way the interaction between the characters went made me think of the times I was watching anime. A strong, shocking I would say, beginning then lots of action packed with family relationship details. Trisha, the main character, has a badass personality and teams up with a cold-hearted girl and a very dubious ex-boyfriend in order to find a supposed criminal. So
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, well written YA urban fantasy. All of the characters are relatable. The main character is likeable. Her struggle to accept herself and fit into a family is realistic. Well worth the read.

I received a free copy and am leaving my honest review
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
when I first started reading Regen I thought it was maybe the second in a series as the story opened with Trisha waking up in the woods! There was no initial character build up which I found a bit disconcerting, but, having said that the story gripped me.

The further into the book I got and more was revealed about each character, especially Trisha, and sometimes I found her inability to share or communicate maddening, but I suppose that's teenagers all over, let alone one who are fae and have to
Natalie Wilson
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written and very engaging.  Not usually keen on reading YA fantasy genres but Cassie had me hooked within the first few minutes of reading. I will certainly be reading more YA Fantasy books!  It starts off with Trish who is fae and has no idea what is going on as she 'wakes up' in the forest covered in blood. Very hard to put down once I started reading it, really hope there will be a second book as I can not get enough of this and would really look forward to how Trish progresses.  This bo ...more
C.A. King
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faeries and young adult pair together perfectly in this fantasy tale. The main character Trish is a Fae living in a mortal world - just when things seem to be settling in place for her, her heritage pulls her in a different direction.

This book has all the right ingredients: Faeries, magic, trolls and oreos for dunking! 5/5 stars
Kerry Bratton
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Em Jackson
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written, excellently paced, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Regen is a coming of age YA Fantasy that flips the concept of Fae on its head, in all the right ways. The genre, and species, are some of my favourites, but because I read so much of the two, I was actually really bored of both. I started reading Regen because it seemed like a bridge between what I was used to and other genres such as mystery or crime. While I'm not sure it would fall into either of those categories, it's exactly ...more
Alia Hess
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-indie
YA urban fantasy is about as far from my typical genre as I could possibly go… and Regen had me hooked and entertained from start to finish.

Trish has way more pressure and sticky situations than any teen needs, but with her spunky wit and fae abilities, she takes it like a champ. She reads as a believable multi-dimensional character, not only struggling with the external troubles she faces in the fae world, but internal conflicts of acceptance and fitting in, protecting those you love, and doing
Dorothea Lynne
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Regen is an easy YA fantasy read. The author has a great writing style. The storyline flows well. Regen gives a unique look at Faeries compared to the usual take. I found the story to be full of action that made it very hard to put down. This book is not just a fantasy, it deals with real life feelings as well. I highly recommend this book.
Jennie Rosenblum
Urban Fantasy has become a favorite of mine, so when I saw this book, I could not resist. About two chapters in I realized how much the main character sounded like my (now adult) daughter and I could not put it down. From the first page, you are dropped into the story and can feel the energy and emotions of the main character, Regen. Glimpses of the past, as memories for Regen, help to fill in some of the blanks but frankly because the main character does not know a lot neither does the reader. ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Where to begin? First, I want to say that I absolutely loved Regen by Cassie Greutman. I was immediately sucked into the story with the opening scene (no spoilers, I promise!), and by the end of the first chapter I was fully engaged.. This book is fresh, new take on Faerie, with an interesting and unique perspective on the familiar theme of "a girl with special abilities". In fact, there were several familiar sub-plots within the story, but Cassie Greutman added a spin that made them seem b ...more
Julia Walker
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A terrific Fantasy read for Young Adults! Regen is in high school, has just turned 16 and is Fae. The book is filled with both suspense and action, complete with battles between the Fae and a battle with Goblins on motorcycles. Who can Regen trust? Will Regen be able to stay with the first foster parents she has ever cared about? What are all of her powers (you do not find out until you are 18)? This is a very fun, cannot put it down read. Greutman does an excellent job of providing enough infor ...more
Deborah Gebhardt
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy but voluntarily reviewed. Trisha wakes up in the woods, not remembering how or why she's there, and then she remembers she was shot. She knew she had remarkable healing abilities, she knew she was fae, but beyond that not much. Her mother had taught her and told her things about the land of Faerie (a place to avoid), before she dropped her off at a children's home and disappeared. The fae are not supposed to live among humans, and getting shot was a way to get her back whe ...more
Action Packed

I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review. This is an amazing action packed and unique story of the fae. The heroine is kick butt and funny. I love all of the characters and desperately want a sequel. Wonderful for young adults and up.
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Cassie Greutman is a small town Ohio girl who has always loved stories in any form. You can usually find her typing away at her computer or playing out in the barn with her ponies.

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