Yeah no, I did not plan this.
When my bestie and I opened a fabulous bakery, I planned to live a long life shoving pumpkin muffins into my face hole and working them off during my self-defense class.
But when a castle full of ridiculously gorgeous immortals showed up on the ley...more
What do sexy fae lords, a vampire assassin, and a mysterious castle have in common?
A cool and spunky baker, who rides a badass bike.
Coren Connely is perfectly happy with her perfectly normal life, running her own bakery with her best friend Hekla.
Until one day when she squeezes the brakes and almost eats the end of a bright blue Tesla. Because she suddenly sees a brand new hill above her town. And on the hill there is a castle. 'A legit castle. Like, Renaissance style.'
And bec ...more
This book read much more like a novella in the midst of a series where all the world building, explanations, and backstory happened somewhere else. It was unfortunate because ther ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book. I love the FMC, her level of snark and attitude is divine, bleeding through with just the right amount of humor. However, as the situation she finds herself in reveals itself, I found the world itself a little flat. It’s.... awkward? She reacts appropriately, or so I think, but they don’t... and events progress in an oddly stilted manner.
- Great FMC.
- Well edited.
- Interesting concept.
- Too many questions!! How does the vamp know the other ...more
I had such high hopes for this novel but I was sorely letdown. I feel like this novel could have been great, all of the right ingredients were there: fantastical creatures, mystical lore, a devious curse, forbidden love, a snarky heroine. But I don't think that the author explored any of these elements to their full potential--the creatures were confusing, the lore was confusing, the curse was...confusing (I see a pattern here), the love was unbelievable, ...more
Right from the start I fell in love with Coren, she is exactly the kind of snarky, strong, female protagonist I adore. I also love that her best friend Helka was so awesome and the two of them supported each other. We need more examples of female friendships like this in fiction! Coren is such ...more
Well this wasn't bad, but it was good either.
Everything felt rushed from the discovery of the castle, to the weird romance, to the whirlwind ending.
Also-concerning the romance- I mean, even if he says the lure doesn't work on someone who isn't attracted in the first place- doesn't mean its not manipulative and kind of gross.
But I will say I liked the female friendship- so plus on that! Oh, and great cover!
Spoilery Trope Bingo:
Almost did love triangle bc she has that weird ...more
I have some mixed feelings. I’m docking a star mostly because this felt super rushed. I feel like there were a lot of threats and critical problems that needed delving into, and instead it was all kinda tied up with a pretty bow. I would have liked deeper development all around. Hekla and Kaippa are my favorite characters, I need more of them... like a lot more. All considered though, I was definitely entertained, and I’m ready for the next book.
The main character is by far the best just because of the stuff that comes out of her mouth. I also really enjoyed the pop culture references to the supernatural world (Buffy, Supernatural and The CW shows).
I’m intrigued with what will happen next as she finds out who she really is and where her feelings will take her.
I just couldn't get into this book. The flow was a bit stop & go, and the world building was learn as the heroine learns. The writing style was a bit awkward for me to read. The humor interjected was the only upside that kept me reading until the point I gave up. The characters were very polarizing for me. I just never got to the point where I wanted to keep reading. Other readers may appreciate this where I didn't. Needless to say, I won't be continuing with the series.
At my a ...more
I really enjoyed this book! It has set out the world we are entering nicely and building up the characters well. I couldn't put it down and read it really quickly. I'm loving all the characters already and can't wait to see where book 2 takes us. ...more
Just not a fan of anything that is going down. It feel like something is missing and I'm not able to connect with the characters. Probably because I'm the kind of person who'd help the dudes not die, while she... isn't. So, she is annoying me hardcore. ...more
Fae Curse is the first book in the Yew Queen trilogy by Eve A. Hunt and if you like sexy fae, alpha but-holes, snarky vampires, loads of magic, and baked goods then you have to read this.
This was such a super fun and quick read that had an interesting storyline. Coren is snarky, funny, strong, and independent. The fact that she owns her own bakery and loves the products she makes just delighted ...more
This book gave me all the feels and I'm so happy this was the first book I read(well more like devoured it since I finished it in like 24 hours) in the new year.
I don't even know where to being on describing my thoughts and all the feelings i have for this amazing book.
So this book followers are main character Coren who has a pretty good life, she owns a baking ...more
Fae Curse is the first book in the Yew Queen series by Eve A. Hunt. This book brings you Fae, Vampires, Mages, magic and more!
Right from the start I loved the female lead Coren. She’s a snarky, strong, feisty female lead who doesn’t like taking other people’s crap. Her and her best friend Hekla run a bakery together and support each other, which I absolutely love. I also love their unusual names for something set in the modern world!
Lucus.. I adore Lucus! He’s so conflicted, but ...more
The plot was unique and engaging. I enjoyed the fact that once I understood the premise and the history and I had a clue of where things might be headed, that there was still a feeling of… more-ness. You know the more-ness, the one you feel in your bones while ...more