Heart of The Fae by Emma Hamm – A Book Review

Posted June 12, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Heart of the Fae

(The OtherWorld – Book 1)

by Emma Hamm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fantasy, Fairy Tale Romance

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

This is a charming and completly fresh retelling of the fable Beauty and Beast fairy tale. Very well done and worth picking up.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Beauty and the Beast and Irish Mythology mix in this sweeping retelling of the beloved fairytale!

Once upon a time… 

A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Uí Néill, leaving a young midwife’s father with months to live. To save her people, Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae. She must travel across the sea, through merrow and kelpie lands, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne.

Born king of the Seelie Fae, Eamonn fought battles unnumbered to uphold honor, duty, and freedom… until his twin brother sank a blade between his shoulders. Crystals grew from the wound, splitting open skin and bone. His people banished him to a cursed isle for his disfigurement, now king of criminals and fools.

With the help of brownies, pixies, and will-o’-the-wisps, Sorcha battles to break through his crystalline shell and persuade him to take back his stolen throne.

This determined beauty could come dangerously close to stealing his beastly heart.

Cliffhanger ending; contains scenes of sexual content.

Thoughts on Heart of The Fae


This was a beautiful and wholly unique take on the classic Beauty and the Beast fable – minus the Stockholm.

A banished king, encrusted with jewels, a desperate woman determined to save her family and the twisted machinations of the fae that draw them together.

It’s charming, a touch sweet, and just this side of bitter. Truly magical.


Third person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



R for sexual content


  • Quick witted.
  • Lovely world building.
  • Colorful descriptions and even more vivid characters.
  • Sorcha, a FMC unlike any other.


  • A few typos, nothing major.

Favorite Lines

Chickens were vindictive little things. (2%)
Courage was never an easy thing to find even when necessary for survival. (18%)
“I’m afraid to know what I want.” “Everyone is.” (61%)
“Children suck the lives out of their mothers. They drain them until they are little more than husks. But they are good for the soul.” (62%)

Published November 26th, 2017

350 Pages

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