My college roommate is the worst. Cecile steals my food, brings guys over at all hours, and parties instead of studying. But those quirks pale in comparison to what she does next. She drugs me, and I wake up imprisoned in an alternate universe full of terrifying creatures.
Now, the biggest and scariest creature of all - a fae king - believes I'm his mate. He's freed m
"I dont belong here. I'm in college. I have classes. And exams. And bills to pay. And Friends reruns to watch. And a roommate to strangle." -our heroine about to be abducted.
The heroine was a huge dope and the writing was immature. Let's just say I that the only way I would have enjoyed this was if I was 14 years old. *sigh* Add this to the DNF pile.
This one really appealed to me and though of novella length captured my imagination and attention almost instantly here.
This is the story of Taylor and Leander: Taylor a human girl finds herself transported to the world of the fae taking the place of another changeling.
Here she comes to the attention of Leander the Winter King who recognises her as his mate.
So as I mentioned this was short and I do believe this and the second book would have been better served as one complete volume rather than ...more
i think the author really should have just made this serial/novella series into one novel. little happens in these 100 pages and there's no sex so to categorize it as romance is a little misleading.
the writing was just okay. the characters were kind of bland caricatures. and overall i just wasn't invested in this story. it wasn't objectively bad but from an enjoyment standpoint this is just a 2 star for me.
With fluid fury he reaches to the table behind him and draws an enormous silver sword.
A choked sound catches in my throat as he raises it. I’m going to die.
“Please, don’t.” It’s the only words I can get out as he lunges toward me.
Quite good I must say. I've ...more
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When her roomie offers to pay Taylor more than she'd earn tutoring to be her designated driver to and from an Omega Nu house party, Taylor is suspici ...more
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#2. Road To Winter ★★★
#3. Bite Of Winter ★★
#4. Beyond The Mountain ★
What I expected going in:
What I got:
The writing was stiff & cringe-y, especially in the beginning but it started to mellow out as it went. Not too much, as I still felt my skull tingling still, but just enough to make me not want to do unpleasant things to it.
That ⤴ applies to the w ...more
No smut, no steam, but world building. It went by quickly and I liked that there was a lot of dialogue. I'll give the next book a go. But if it continues to drag out, I might call it quits after that.
To be honest this wasn't what I expected at all. I thought it will be more of a smut fest with very little plot. And while the plot is nothing to write home about Fae's Captive had more of that than the title or the cover would have suggested.
Personally I don't think it should have been a separate novel as it's way too short. Add the cliffhanger and it only annoys the r ...more
Taylor is a human girl who has an unfortunate college roommate, Cecile. After going out with Cecile to a party, Taylor feels odd and passes out. She thinks she was drugged. Turns out, Cecile was a fae, and sent her to the fae realm as a changeling.
Leander is the king of the winter fae, in the summer realm for negotiations. He finds his fated mate in the dungeons and is determined to get her out safely. Unfortunately, she doesn’t ...more
Taylor is a college student with a slightly strange roommate, Cecile. It seem ...more
I did not expect that! Given how short this book is I one, didn’t expect to get so engaged and two, didn’t think there would be much to the characters at this point. And man I was wrong! Not only is the story quick paced enough to keep it entertaining but it’s giving us just enough setting and world to keep us feeling like we know enough, but keep the mystery alive to what is going on in the greater world. With the fuel POV we are gifted with a Fae who can tell use important things and also a ...more
I adore this story and the world of Fae.
Taylor is just an ordinary girl at Uni. She keeps to herself and works hard. It's a pity her room mate doesn't have the same work ethic; always out partying and making her life a misery. Until one night when Cecile convinces Taylor to be her driver while she goes out partying. That was when everything changed and she discovered the world of Fae.
A world where witches and strange cr ...more
Fae's Captive is the first of many books within the Fae's Captive series. All books seem rather short at first glance so I was intrigued enough to see if these will help me reach my reading goal. That being said, I had zero hesitations when it came to jumping into this book. Even though I have a ton of BR books that I'm pushing back because of it. Eh, so many books and so little time guys.
Not going to lie, this book was super short. So short but it was packed with a little te ...more
A little short for me, but I'm excited about continuing the story, getting to the nitty gritty (no sex yet in this book but some sexual tension). He's definitely a possessive alpha but super sweet.
The story is pretty simplistic. The world building lacks. Most things are given and not explained or described properly. The switch from plot thread to plot thread often felt too abrupt. Like someone screamed cut and we start with a next scene. There are some interesting ideas, but they are rare and often without context and an appropriate background.
Several times I got bored ...more
So this is a serial story I believe. Three books, about 100 pages each, cliffhanger for the next book. The last book will most likely have the coveted HEA.
I have been on a mission to find true Changeling books. The kind about the body snatching Fae, NOT shifters that needed a cool name for what they do — and I found it.
I really like the characters. The supporting crew: Gareth and Lenetia almost outshine our Hero and heroine.
No sexy times
Okay so we have another naïve virginal h/mate trope going on here- and a prophecy. If Taylor turns out to be a ‘chosen one’, we’ll have hit the trifecta!
But so far I do like the story. We have Taylor, a hard working college student, who was tricked and switched by her fae roommate to become a changeling slave in the fae realms- only to then find herself mated to the king of the winter court.
I’m interested in seeing all of the fae mythology, and monsters that the author comes up with—also ...more
Taylor is a young woman who is attending college. She has a crappy roommate, Cecile, who is constantly out partying and who leaves their rooms an absolute mess. Well, one night Cecile asks Taylor to be her DD. And then she's kidnapped and brought to the Fae realms. Where she finds out that she is the mate of the Winter Realm King. But things are not all as they seem and she and ...more
*sneakily glances around and whispers unpopular opinion . . . In a very loud voice*
I liked it! *shrugs*
Lol okay, no seriously. I've read so many weird cringey yuck things that this was honestly fun to read! xD
On to the next book! :D
* I have hidden my review since I talk about the plot and characters. Though, I don't know how much I could be spoiling if I have read only 10%.
Hello.... Does the author even know how to even make the protagonists tolerable?
Imagine you are kidnapped. Unlikely, but it could happen. You wake up in a prison. Obviously, if you are someone completely normal like me, your first thought would be denial. You would think yourself to be in a nightmare. You would pinch yourself. Yo ...more
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Lily Archer believes in fairies, mermaids, and fierce fae warriors. Armed with nothing more than her imagination and a well-worn MacBook, she intends to slay the darkest beasts of the fantasy worlds an ...more