Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review: Forever Fae

 By L.P. Dover
Summary:  He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect……….We didn’t know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae.
According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable.
No one knows how Calista is destined to change the kingdoms, but there is one that does. He not only craves Calista’s power, but her body as well, and his goal is to steal her power, make her his Dark Queen, and take over the Land of the Fae.
Will the evil succeed in claiming Calista’s soul? Or will the two men that fight for her heart save her from despair, and help her fulfill her destiny to become what she was meant to be.

Review:   Forever Fae was a pleasant surprise I came across in a Goodreads group, Read4Review thread. L.P. Dover was kind enough to be giving out copies in exchange for an honest review....and I couldn't be happier for deciding to sign up! Taking place in the Land of Fae, with semi-familiar courts of faeries The Winter and the The Summer courts ( I say familiar because you may recognize some players in faerie lore such as Queen Mab and King Oberon) this story revolves around two young adults, Princess Calista and Prince Ryder. This is their love story, one that not only took some detours along the way but tested whether or not their love story was going to be based on what they felt for each other.....or destiny.
               After sharing a vision during a dance while celebrating the Guardian Ceremony for Princess Calista, a Summer Court tradition that placed one of those love-story detours A.K.A Merrick (her best friend) in front of them. Ryder and Calista have to figure out what they feel for each other versus what fate has in store for both them and the entire Land of Fae. While their love is blooming, a nasty Sorcerer is plotting his revenge against the Fae by using some of the most trusted people in both the Winter and Summer courts, and all he wants his Calista's powers. 
               I'd like to start with Calista and her powers. Personally, I loved Calista! She is independent, powerful and just plain no-nonsense type of girl. She isn't a damsel in distress, she can stand on her own two feet, use her powerful magic when she needs too and she fights hard to not just be the princess she is supposed to be but protect the people she loves. As much as the men in this story do go to save her from the Sorcerer, she plays just as big a role in getting herself out of harms way than they do. She also isn't afraid to define the relationships the two most important men, Merrick and Ryder, have with her. She puts Merrick in his place as both best friend and Guardian but not love interest. Ryder on the other hand, got a good taste of what Calista thinks about his jealousy of Merrick and what that could cost him if he isn't careful! Basicly she is kick-ass but still able to fall in love and get her happily-ever-after.
              Secondly, I'd like to say that one of my favorite things in stories is the ability to create an original and vibrant world, and this story is one of my favorites in a long time. I can picture what this world looks like in all the courts, I can see the black forest when I'm reading about it, and the characters in the story are easily placed within that world, exactly where their suppose to be. I also can see the connection of the Land of Fae and the human world, which is an added bonus to the already awesome setting. Not many people can connect a fictional world and the real world well, and even though we don't really enter the human world in this book, you can see a connection. In other words, the world to me is complete and I love that! 
               Overall, I'm going to give this book a BUY because I thought it was an awesome read and think you should support an author like this that has such obvious talent and really deserves to get more people reading their stories!!!! - Rating: Buy

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