by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae, #1)
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published September 12th, 2017 by Monster House Books
Rating: 3/5 stars
High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.
Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl. With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.
I wanted to love this book, really I did. It has so much going for it, but it never quite came together for me.
Moribund tells the story of Syl and Rouen. Syl is a simple sophomore in high school, except she got into an accident some weeks before the start of the story, which made her best friend turn on her somehow. She’s now a pariah at school.
Rouen is a dark fae, who is controlled by Agravaine, a meanie.
While the characters did need a little more development and their voices weren’t very distinct, I actually liked the writing style itself. I also loved the idea of meshing modern day technology and classic fae magic, its really unique… but maybe could have been executed better. Nonetheless, it was still a good and intriguing story. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this author. I recommend it, maybe you’ll like it more than I did!
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.
See why GIE’s fans say she does “a fabulous job bringing the story to life” as a “master of world building,” who is “well-versed in the craft of writing,” and “stellar” at “writing for the broader community.”