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Magic Harvest

(Fairy Trafficking #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Young fae girls are disappearing.

Layla has never belonged to the fairy realm – at least, half of her hasn’t. She’s never known anyone with human blood, not even her father. When she was three, the dragon Fauth attacked the fairy festival, murdering her fae mum & stepfather. Frankly, some fairies think she should’ve been eaten too.

As she grew, despite being called names li
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published April 2019 by Ink Monster, LLC (first published September 18th 2018)
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Aileen Erin
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With magic, fairies, and Scottish accents... What more could I ask for? I loved Mary's concept from the first time I heard about it, and this book is just so much fun. It's fast-paced contemporary fantasy, and now I'm anxiously awaiting Magic Heist! Two thumbs up! ...more
Clare O'Beara
This is a story about a Fae girl who travels through a portal to the human world, specifically Edinburgh, searching for her sister who has been kidnapped. While in a mature crime book we would anticipate all kinds of dire happenings to trafficked women, this tale sticks firmly on the YA side, though it is no less disturbing.
I like that our heroine is half Fae, an outcast in every society, determined to get on with life anyway and make the most of her talents. She also has to fight off a nasty n
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this ebook ARC from the author, publishing company, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Layla is half-human and fairy who has a hard time fitting in with the rest of the fairies. When her sister Esme and another fairy are captured by a human and taken through a portal to another world, Layla follows hoping to save her. Will she succeed? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a pretty good YA Fantasy novel and the first one I have ever read by Mary Karlik.
E.J. Hill
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was a unique read. Karlik has a voice that fits well with this adventure about faeries. Her writing is quite good and it was well polished; however, it didn’t pull me in. Honestly, it bordered on boring. I think this mostly had to do with the descriptions, they simply weren’t colourful and unfortunately, this affected the world building as well. The plot was a little hard to follow since it felt like there wasn’t much movement. It seemed a little stagnant.
I really liked Layla. She was inde
Nicole Dunton
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story a lot. I'm convinced that if I hadn't had training and studying for certification, I'd of finished this book in one sitting. It was entrancing! I was rooting for everybody! I do have to disclose that there is a minor bully trigger warning. It's brief but it's there.

The characters were, for the most part, very relatable. There were times that they came out a tad bit robotic. But that was very rare. I was rooting for all the good guys!

The narrator did a fantastic job w
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!
I didn't enjoy the plot of this story much and made it through about 30% of this book.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic Harvest by Mary Karlik is book one in the Fairy Trafficking Series that I listened to on audio narrated by Ruth Urquhart. The book does end on a cliff hanger but book two Magic Heist is already released on audio.

This is the first book of Mary’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This was a very enjoyable young adult fantasy. She did a great job tying in the fairy world with the human world.

Ruth did an amazing job narrating. I absolutely loved her accent for this book. I



Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

Layla is a half-caste fairy, half human and half fey and above all, a complete outsider amongst her people. And while she has an immunity to iron (unlike her other fairy friends), which gives her the ability to fight, she doesn't have any magic, which makes her a target for mockery and bullying. One day however, her sister and her friend get kidnapped by a myste
**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

Prior to actually sitting down and reading Magic Harvest, I thought that the premise was intriguing. I’m also always down for a YA Fantasy Mystery, so that’s another point of why I was interested in Magic Harvest.

And on that point of Magic Harvest being a YA Fantasy, Layla is a character who in this first book is 19 years of age. So while Magic H
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3.5/5 Stars

I liked this book quite a lot, it started off strongly, and the relationship between Layla and her sister in the opening chapters was really well done. The writing was so enjoyable and descriptive, that I was completely drawn into the story. There was a certain magic surrounding it whilst Layla was in the Fairy Realm that was fascin
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic Harvest is straight up fantasy. It's magical. It's dark. It's fantastic.

We have Layla, a half-faerie/half-human, who is shunned by the rest of her family because she is a half-breed. Layla knows nothing of her human father, but her mother is fae. Her mother is also dead, along with her stepfather; they were eaten by a dragon. Yep, a dragon.

Layla is older now, but she's still terrified that the dragon will return one day and kill more faeries. She's especially worried about her sister Isla,
Infinity's  Bookshelf
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, scribd
This is the first book in the Fairy Trafficking series, by Mary Karlik, of which I received an ARC of the second book, Magic Heist. It is published by one of my favourite small publishers, Ink Monster, which also publishes another of my favourites, the Alpha Girl series!

This book started off with a very interesting premise, someone is kidnapping fairies and after her half-sister and the only family she has left is taken, a half-fairy half-human girl enters the human world to save her. The books
Declarations of a Fangirl
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Magic Harvest is definitely being added to the list of books that I will strongly suggest my daughter read. There is virtually no cursing, just a hint of romance (and it's very minimal), wonderful fantasy aspects, but most amazing heroine. Layla is selfless, courageous, forgiving, and stays determined even when things look bleak. She's not perfect and does briefly lament when she encounters a set-back, but she is v
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first started reading I was immediately drawn into Mary Karlik’s writing. It’s not uncommon for authors to have the same overall idea of a fairy world. Bright sky, everything a beautiful green, etc. However, Karlik was able to explain this same landscape in a way I’ve never read so it was really interesting. When we entered the human world you could definitely see and even feel the difference. It was dark, dirty and busy. I will admit I wish we would have gotten more landscapes/locations ...more
Lenni Jones
Actual Rating: 3.5

Dragons! Fairies! An elf! And... Humans?

Magic Harvest is a story of a fairy who has lived as the outcast all her life. She’s been mocked and attached by bitter attitudes. But when her dear sister is taken from her, she’ll stop at nothing to save the only person she loves. Even venturing out to the human world.

I liked this book because of Layla’s fierce attitude and because of how cool she was. Although she had a hard time believing in herself, she wouldn’t stop trying to get to
Tonja Drecker
Layla is a fairy but unlike other fairies, doesn't possess magic. When her younger sister heads off to the great fete despite Layla's warnings, Layla has no choice but to follow her. A sudden attack from an unknown creature leaves Layla's sister and other fairies captured and hauled off into the human world. Determined to save them, Layla follows.

The world building in the beginning chapters was well done. It's easy to picture the fairies and their natural surroundings through lovely details whic
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Layla has a hard time fitting in with the fairies. She is half fey, half human, and has no magic. However, when her half-sister is kidnapped, she seems to be the only one who will be able to save her. It is time to face her fears and get to know her strengths.

It took a while for the story to get going, but when it did it flew high. The first 1/3th of it took place in fairy land, the rest of it took place in Edinbourgh. I really like that the old city-under-the-city is used in this story, and the
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of this book.

The author's idea as a whole was very intruiging and interesting and it is presented to us well, but it seemed a little slow. If you're a fantasy fan, this is a good listen. If you were listening for the romance aspects of this story, it falls kind of short. There are hints at possible chemistry between the main characters, but they are very subtle. We mostly experience are taken on a journey to rescue the main character's sister. I'm intrigued t
Qat Wanders
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fantastic book! I have to admit, after I downloaded it, I hesitated because of some of the reviews. But I’m so glad I took a chance on it. This writer is great. Not only is the writing exquisite, but the storyline is unique and well put together. There’s definitely some controversial subject matter, but presented in a way that even younger readers can appreciate. All in all, very well done, and I look forward to the next book!
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the way Ruth Urquhart brought these characters to life and I just love her Scottish accents! I could tell who was who very easily which was brilliant.

I liked the idea behind this book, those poor fairies! I enjoyed watching the relationships build and the world they inhabited. I didn't see the twists which was good. And I really liked how feisty Layla is, but she doesn't let it rule her. Overall an enjoyable listen
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good I wanted to cheer at the end! I loved the premise. And the writing. And the characters. And the... Well, suffice it to say, I loved the book. Pretty much everything crucial to this book wraps up at the end, but there's plenty of side threads to carry this series onward. No cliffhangers! Yay! ...more
Patricia Vestal
This was listed as YA but anyone who enjoys a good fantasy will like it. I like the way it alternated between character POV's which lets the reader in on things about one character the other character doesn't. It's well plotted and structured with suspense building. I'm looking forward to reading the next book. ...more
Miriam Passman
Sep 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher but I DNF at 20 percent. The writing was choppy and the style of writing was horrible. I usually like books about fairies so I was surprised I couldn't make it through this one. ...more
Jennifer Lil'n  Dunski
What a fascinating read! Magic, fairies and dragon's make up this fun read!
Great world building, exciting characters and a storyline that keeps you sucked in! Adventure, fantasy and chills complete this book!
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fairies and magic

I absolutely loved this book . My first time reading this Authors books . I love her creativity with the charities and their stories .
Happy reading everyone .
I do plan on reading more of Mary's books
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creative World of Fairies

A young fairy with a unique gift that saves her sister and other fairies who were kidnapped and held in bondage. From fairy world to Scotland, Layla's journey to find and rescue her sister is met with colorful characters and intrigue. A wonderful read.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story

This book had it all. A brave fairy fighting for her family, an evil dragon. It was bloody, moody, humorous and just good fun!
Kristen Glover
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Easy and fast read, caught my attention right away. It could k d have been edited better though. I can't wait for t :) ed next one
mary frances aamold

loved the unusual premise. Kept my interest throughout. Combined humans, faeries, and dragons where it all worked. looking forward to next book
Patricia A.Bunn
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

Great Book I love it it was great and powerful and cute little book I love it and I think that you might like this book
Thank You For Letting Me Read This Book I love it
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Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna's home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn't find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore. ...more

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