How’s that reading thing going for you?
I’m still cleaning out books I downloaded for free, or purchased for $0.99, or simply received as an advance reader copy, or ARC. One such book was Faerie Blood by Angela Korra’ti. (For Amazon link, click HERE.)
I was drawn to this book because of the cover image: a brown female with pointy ears, playing a violin. So I read it.
Kendis Thompson lives an unremarkable life. She’s 24 years old, a software tester in a computer company, and shares a duplex with a pair of adopted-in-spirit older brothers. While biking home one day, she is attacked by a troll, saved saved by a passerby with a staff and an accent from across the pond. She learns that she has fey blood running in her veins, and that the Sidhe will do anything to obtain that blood, with or without her veins attached to it. Her best friend, Jude, is dragged into the strange new world with her. Kendis hears the tragic story of her parents, and grapples with her attraction to her savior.
Faerie Blood was actually a pretty good book. The diversity of the cast of characters felt a little forced, and the coincidences was just a tad bit over the top. A few of the characters felt flat. More than 3 stars, but less than 4. There is a sequel, but I don’t feel hard-pressed to rush and get it. I’ll add it to my list, though.
Not bad. Not bad at all.