Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Lore of Fei by Kathleen S. Allen

"Ariela is a mutant faerie, born without wings. No wings means she has no magic. Her faerie parents hide her deformity from the humans in Hege, especially from Kel, the Warlord of Kel’s Lair. But, when rumors of a human child living in Fei reach his ears he sends his warriors in to rescue her. In one horrific night her faerie parents are murdered and she is brought to Kel’s Lair to live. It is there she learns the truth about her parentage. The Veil of Enclosure that separates Fei from the human world is dissolving allowing the humans to enter Fei and kidnap the faerie children in order to enslave them and take away their magic by clipping their wings. In the faerie Book of Lore is a legend that a silver-winged faerie will be born to save Fei but no such faerie has been born. The Faerie Council asks Ariela to free the faerie children and restore the Veil before it’s too late. But, Ariela has no magic, or does she?"
Ariela has lived her life among the faeries of Fei in secret due to the fact that she has been born without wings. However, after her parents are brutally murdered and she is taken prisoner by a human warlord, Kel, her quiet life in Fei is disrupted. When she is brought to Kel's Lair, Ariela learns secrets about herself, as well as the warlord's plans for the remaining faeries who reside in Fei. She soon realizes that she is the only one who can save Fei from being wiped off the map by humans who wish to enslave faeries for their own personal gain. Can she save an entire race from extinction, even though she has no wings or faerie magic? Lore of Fei is a book that will leave you guessing until the very end and will leave you begging for more once you've finished it. 

I rate this book: 

I absolutely enjoyed reading Lore of Fei. Once I started reading it, I couldn't seem to put it down. I've always really liked reading about faeries, so the fact that the main characters were faeries made the book that much more interesting for me. What really got me, though, was how strong Ariela was as a character. While a strong female isn't exactly out of the ordinary in many books these days, it was really refreshing to see a character that was very strong and well-developed, especially despite everything that she had to face in the novel. Ariela's strength throughout the events of the entire book made me enjoy it all the more because she felt like a very real character to me. If you enjoy books that delve into the realm of faeries and the myths surrounding them, then you'll definitely want to look into reading Lore of Fei. Chances are, you won't be able to put it down, either. 

Kathleen Allen has been writing since she was eight years old and self-published a book of poems. She published her first poem when she was 15 years old. She has had short stories, poems, lyric essays and novels published. She writes in different genres but YA is her favorite.  

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the lovely review! Can I also ask you to post it to Amazon/Nook/Smashwords? I'd appreciate it! Glad you liked it. The second book, WAR OF FEI is coming out in Feb. 2013.