City Of Fae

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated book club -

Here come the beau­ti­ful ones

Re­lease Date: 7 May

336 pages | Ebook Au­thor: Pippa Da­Costa Pub­lisher: Blooms­bury Spark

It’s dispir­it­ing to

think that a tra­di­tional “para­nor­mal ro­mance” cliché – “I must re­sist the al­lure of this beau­ti­ful yet danger­ous man” – may be the high point that the rest of a novel strug­gles to live up to, but that’s the case here. A twist half­way through the book changes ev­ery­thing you thought was go­ing to hap­pen, and soon you’re look­ing nos­tal­gi­cally back on the yearn­ing phase as a bet­ter, sim­pler time.

Alina is an ex- re­porter look­ing for a story; in rock star fae Sovereign she may have found it. As Alina strug­gles to fol­low the “no- touch­ing ” rules for fae, she learns there’s more to the beau­ti­ful crea­tures than hu­mans know.

Start­ing out so- so and head­ing down­hill as the story gets ever more out­ra­geous, this feels like bad fan­fic for a TV se­ries you never wanted to watch. Rhian Drinkwa­ter

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