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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Review: She's No Faerie Princess

Title: She's No Faerie Princess
Author: Christine Warren
Page Count: 333 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's
Genre: paranormal romance
Copy for review was from my personal library

50 words or less: Fae princess Fiona just wanted a quick vacation in the human world to do some shopping, relax with a beer, and take a load off. When she gets a demon attack and a werewolf mate, she's...not sure how to take it.

This is the second book in the series about the Others and overall it was a fun and sassy story with characters that were interesting to read about. The story takes some familiar elements and infuses them with less common ideas to create a story that's spicy and interesting but still light enough to satisfy on hot summer days.

Fiona is a walking, talking Faerie Princess, and has all the attitude and issues one might expect such a person to have. She's accustomed to drama and betrayal, which makes her loyal and honest, but is also high maintenance enough to make her first encounter with Tobias Walker, the beta of the pack we met in Wolf at the Door, pretty fun to read about. The chemistry between Fiona and Tobias is immediate and intense, although he has trouble reconciling her magic and the way that that magic is generated with his preconceived notions of what his mate would be like.

Together, Fiona and Tobias have to figure out why the portals to Faerie are malfunctioning, who doesn't want Fiona to get home in one piece, how to protect the fragile negotiations between the human and Other factions from deteriorating since the Others are preparing to come out of the closet, so to speak, and somewhere in there figure out how to deal with his mortality, her immortality, and their sparking feelings for one another. While the ending did wrap up all the details of the story pretty succinctly, it was a little bit rushed, although not enough to leave me dissatisfied.

Overall, I liked this book, but didn't fall completely in love with it. I'm excited to keep going with this series although from what I've seen in the first two books this will be one to get from Paperback Swap or the library. I definitely recommend checking it out if you enjoy stories that are funny and spicy at the same time, without a lot of heavy lifting involved.

Overall Grade: B
Buy from Amazon: She's No Faerie Princess (The Others, Book 2)

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