by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(A Circuit Fae NEMESIS Prequel Novella, #3.5)
Published by: Firefly Hill Press
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
It’s good to be queen. Except when it’s a total disaster.
Syl Skye, newly crowned Queen of Fair Faerie, would be psyched to be the ruler of her Summer realm, except for two things.
First, her girlfriend Rouen Rivoche became Queen of Dark Faerie, the Winter realm. That would be great except the Winter realm’s always been at war with Summer. By tradition, that makes Rouen Syl’s mortal enemy. That said, love can break past old hatred, right? Especially with a new foe about to attack them both.
Which brings us to Syl’s second problem. Rouen’s under a dark spell and doesn’t remember Syl, their lives, their love. Worse, if Syl doesn’t break the spell by the next new moon, Rouen will forget her forever.
To defeat their foe, it’ll take two soul-bound queens whose hearts and minds act as one. Trouble is, no one has ever broken the dark spell Rouen suffers from.
Good thing Syl isn’t the type of queen who gives up easily.
Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT.
I’m kind of torn on this one. But, oh my, this was one hell of a novella. If you haven’t read any of the earlier books in the series, you’ll probably want to do that first before reading this one.
The storyline of this book picks up where Inimical left off. Rouen is under a dark spell and has no memory of her relationship with Syl, and Syl’s “Glamma” is back in her life. In other words, if you read the next book before this book, you’ll miss out on a lot. The plot moves really quickly and this book was a lot of fun.
I enjoyed seeing the Dark Fae help Syl in the fight to save thousands of lives, and it was nice to learn a bit more about Glamma. I am hoping that Glamma’s appearance in this book indicates that she will play a bigger role in the next book? I’m really looking forward to maybe learning more about her, she’s a great character.
It was hard not to feel for Syl as she struggled to help Rouen recover her memories of the past.
Although this series had a rocky start for me, this one really made me enjoy the series even more. Rekindled is a fast-paced, exciting novella that will have you eagerly awaiting the fates of Syl and Rouen. The ENDING, though… it was bittersweet; and yet it leaves room for sooo much to happen in the next book. Well, I won’t spoil it…. but oof, it made me almost want to throw my Kindle at the wall. It also made me even more anxious for Nemesis now. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I recommend it.
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.”
The Circuit Fae series
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