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(Gifted Fae Academy – Book 1)
by Brittni Chenelle
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Fast paced and beguiling, this book introduces a new world with a slight X-Men vibe. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
My first kiss nearly killed me. literally
When 80% of the population is gifted with touch magic, it’s best to keep your hands to yourself, especially if you’re an ungifted Serf like me.
The problem is, the most dangerous guy at Gifted Fae Academy is the one I want to touch the most.
When my entry exam leads to the revelation that I may not be as ungifted as I thought, I draw the attention of the school’s most gorgeous Apprentice Fae.
Surviving until graduation might prove harder than I thought when his fatal touch seems worth the risk.
If you love reading about childhood friends, enemies-to-lovers, royal and celebrity classmates, and everything Fae, then fall into this magical new series that’s Gossip Girl meets My Hero Academia!
This Upper YA/NA series will eventually be three books and is intended for mature audiences. It contains cursing, sexual situations, and violence.
Thoughts on The Fae & The Fallen
I gave this more than a 3 because the world building is pretty fantastic and unique. It’s dystopian, though that is not apparent for some time. Instead, the influx of information pertains to powers, and those that can use them. With an X-men vibe, it navigates around these supernatural abilities, though never really fully explains what they are, how people got them, or how the most powerful BECOME fae.
It’s strange, original and a touch confusing. When it becomes clear that this is an “after” world, the rest almost makes sense…. until you get to the characters. Alright, I kinda love the FMC. She’s not exactly tough, nor snarky, but she has a battle spirit that keeps on trucking.
Kaito, the MMC, on the other hand, is a jerk. Dual POV offers a bit of insight there, in an effort to smooth his rough edges…. it didn’t work. He’s a bully, plain and simple – and I can’t believe this smart and fairly straightforward girl can still look at him. Oden is a much better choice.
- Unique setting.
- Is it magic? Is it science? I don’t know, but I like it.
- The allegory between cultural divides, those with powers and those without, is a stark example of our own world.
- How The heck old ARE they?? These situations man! From all evidence, they are supposed to be Sophomores in HIGHSCHOOL!
- Naive…. so naive.
- Explain The powers?
First Person, Multiple POV
Upper YA (PG-15)
M/F…. I think?
Character Age Range
I really don’t know…. they are supposed to be Sophomores, so maybe 15? But their reactions and the situations paint them as much older.
My Final Verdict on The Fae & The Fallen
While I cannot recommend this book without reservations, I do feel that it would be perfectly entertaining to quite a few readers. It fills a void in the PNR genre while presenting a mystery all its own. Plus, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited!
Published December 21st, 2019
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What are you reading today? Have your read this book yet? How about other books by Brittni Chenelle? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!