Rating: 4/5 stars
Category: romance, YA, fantasy
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Every young woman dreams of marrying a king.
Everyone except for me.
Because the king I am to wed has razor sharp fangs and a thirst for blood.
All my life I knew I’d come of age during the Hundred Year Reaping. According to the ridiculous treaty, two human girls are sent to the faelands as brides for the fearsome fae king and his devilish younger brother.
Not me. I was supposed to be safe. Two girls were chosen from my village already. But when they are executed for offending the king, my sister and I are sent in their place.
What a mess. Then again, maybe it’s not so bad. The younger brother I’m paired with doesn’t seem as monstrous as I’d expected. He’s delightfully handsome too. But nothing compares to the chilling, dangerous beauty of the fae king. And when my sister flees the castle and her terrifying husband-to-be, I’m left to marry him instead.
If I go through with this, I might not survive my wedding night. If I don’t, no one is safe, neither human nor fae. An ancient war will return, bringing devastation we haven’t seen in a thousand years. Can I sacrifice myself for the good of my people? Or will a dangerous desire be the death of me first?
If I don’t lose my heart, the king will certainly lose his. I’ll carve it out with an iron blade if I have to.
The first in the fair isle trilogy. Evie and her sister are polar opposites in looks and desires from life. Eve’s sister wants a marriage and pretty dresses, while Eve wants to be a surgeon and she prefers to wear trousers. They live in a village that has faeries on the other side of the wall and every 100 years, 2 girls are chosen to be brides to the fae, and the girls are later taken to the fae side of the wall and never seen again. This year, 2 girls are chosen but they are executed for treason and Eve and her sister are chosen as replacement. Eve and her sister have heard so much about the fae and all they do to humans.
When Evie and her sister arrive in the fae court they are to marry into, everything is not as it seems. The King wants Evie but Evie is to marry his younger brother as she is the younger sister and she believes that he picked her for punishment. Evie and her sister fear for their lives because they do not want to end up dead like the previous 2 girls. A lot of things in the fae land can kill them if they are not careful. How will Evie keep herself and her sister safe? And will she continue to ignore the pull to the king, especially when he finds every opportunity to remind her of it?
I gave 4 out of 5 stars because I just loved how stubborn Evie is, even when it was clear that it would serve her better to be a little more flexible but in her shoes and with the limited information she had, I would have made similar decisions as she did. I really liked her as a character and the narrator is also a familiar voice to me so I was in love with the story within the first 5 minutes. I loved the plot and all the twists and turns. It was a good experience to be immersed in this book.
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Colossians 3:23-24 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.