Dark Fae by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

I haven’t had this much fun reading a book in ages – it was so unpredictable and I never knew which character’s POV I’d be reading from next. This book has vampires, shape shifters, magic, drugs, a cult, and spice. But that’s not even the best thing about the book… (No spoilers.)

The best thing about the book was the truly unforgettable characters, and how they interact with each other. It’s funny and moving and in many scenes the tension is palpable.

The main protagonist is Elise who is a vampire whose brother was recently murdered, and she’s out for revenge. But, first she must find out exactly who was responsible.

To that end she enrols in Aurora Academy, which is a magic boarding school for young adults, where her brother had been a student. But that’s where parallels with Harry Potter end. Dark Fae is strictly written for a mature audience.

The book grabbed me from the very first page, with the feisty vampire Elise interrogating someone embroiled in her brother’s murder. The main clue she got at that point was that the instruction came from a King.

This does not necessarily mean an actual king however. At Aurora Academy there are various warring groups and gangs, and their leaders are known as Kings.

Elise aims to get close to the kings to find out who’s responsible for her brother, and it turns out that the kings have taken quite an interest in her too, and they are all trying to win her over and are vying for her affection.

There are many good sex scenes spread throughout the book, some short and sweet, and others are longer, and they are not all with the same male character.

By the end of the book, Elise is still none the wiser as to who the culprit was, which is why this book is part of a series and not a stand-alone.

The only drawback to the book is how long it is. It’s over 400 pages long, and it took me hours and hours to read.

I had decided to read this book because I recently enjoyed another book by the same authors, The Zodiac Academy: The Awakening. You can read my review on it on this link.

I decided not to read the next book just yet in either series only because I have plans to read other books first.

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Cari

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