The Faerie Games | Michelle Madow

I’m Selena Pearce, and in the past few days I’ve been kidnapped by faeries, gifted with powerful magic, and forced by the gods to compete in a twisted game to the death.

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The Faerie Games
Series: Dark World: The Faerie Games Book 1
Author: Michelle Madow
Format: eBook, 208 pgs
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Growing up on the magical island of Avalon should be great… but I have no magic to speak of. And my parents forbid me from leaving.

So when I sneak out to Earth for a night and meet a hottie named Julian with ice blue eyes that leave me breathless, of course I say yes to a date with him. But when Julian pulls me through a magical portal, I realize he isn’t human. He’s a half-blood faerie sent to bring me to his realm of the Otherworld. Because apparently, I’m a half-blood faerie, too. And I’ve been chosen to compete in the annual Faerie Games—a brutal, gladiator-like competition where half-bloods fight to the death.

Too bad I can’t get my new magic under control. But with all eyes on me, I only have two options: Die in the Faerie Games, or win and earn my freedom.

Now the other players—including Julian, who still captivates me even though I should hate him—better watch out. Because I’m determined to get home.

And I’ll fight anyone blocking my path to get there.


Short Review:

Any book that has faeries is something that I love to read. Any book that has mythology, be it Greek or Roman, is also something I love. The Faerie Games has both. Both. 

This novel has the perfect balance of intrigue, love and myth. Selena is strong and determined to get back to Earth. Julian …is… not so much my favorite, if I’m being honest.

(The Julian’s of the book world are really not having a good year, i.e. this drama >> Lady Midnight & Lord of Shadows )

The characters were well developed. And towards the end of the book, you can see that there is some obvious growth on their part. The Faerie Games was well paced, and unpredictable. It was also fairly short, so I managed to finish it in one sitting.

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In conclusion, I really enjoyed reading this new series from Michelle, and I’m really looking forward to following Selena’s story.

Until Next Time!



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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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