Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 12th 2017
Genres: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Dark Fae. Romance. Evil Plots. High school. Our heroines could be in for the greatest adventure ever.
If only they could decide whether to kill or kiss each other.
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 alt-rock 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.
Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT.
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.
Quick Reasons: adorable, believable romance; unique and intriguing ideas; so much awesome action; super endearing, vibrant characters; fantastic kick-off to a new series that I can’t wait to dive into!
HUGE thanks to Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Monster House Books, Xpresso Book Tours, and Netgalley for sending me a free egalley of this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.
And oh, my Penguins, what a surprisingly kick-ass treat this read was! These characters were so vibrantly written, I could almost believe they existed (except, you know, for the fact they really don’t–I’d have already tracked them down and befriended them if they did!) They were so adorable, I was rooting for them before I was even sure there was something there! And the dark/villainous personalities were also beautifully crafted–not overdone, but definitely complexly written.
The plot was filled with mystery, suspense, and action. Genevieve Iseult Eldredge did a fantastic job of weaving the “magic” of the fae into the “reality” of her world-building. I was super captivated and impressed–the details were intricate and gorgeously manipulated, but never overwhelming or “unbelievable.” This was story-telling at its finest, in my opinion!
This was such an awesome introduction to the world and characters! Genevieve Iseult Eldredge did a fabulous job bringing the story to life and making me BELIEVE in it, I can’t wait to see where future installment(s) lead! I’d recommend this to lovers of magic, seekers of adventure, and those hearts ruthless for the hunt. Listen closely, Penguins; there’s music lurking between these pages!