Author: Christine Allen-Riley
Series: Iron Falls #1
About: The driver in a tragic car accident that killed her best friend, Devon Greer is consumed by guilt. When powerful hallucinations convince her that she’s seeing Rachael everywhere, Devon thinks she’s going crazy. But her friend isn’t truly gone.
To save Rachael from the faeries who stole her, Devon must pit herself against the Court of the Sidhe. Once she witnesses the true form of the fey, Devon’s life is in danger—and so are the lives of everyone she loves.
Now, Devon must not only protect herself, but also Jonah Seafort, Rachael’s cousin and the only person Devon can trust to help her. While the Sidhe walk among them, no one is safe.
My Thoughts: This book had me at the mention of faeries. I’m a bit of a sucker for books with faeries in them. I must say off the bat that this one reminded me a bit of Carrie Jones’ Need series. It’s different enough that it didn’t bother me, but there are definite similarities. And definite differences. I don’t think the similarities are enough to detract from the story.
Devon is an interesting person. Right off the bat, you feel kinda bad for her. Poor thing lost her best friend in one bad accident, and swiftly became the social pariah. Everyone in her small school turned on her, blaming her for the accident. And she, of course, blames herself, too. Sometimes, though, it felt like she’s bound and determined to hate herself for this, even when something positive happens. I didn’t particularly like that. She was somewhat inconsistent — mostly accepting her classmates’ abuse while occasionally standing up to them. I loved her witty comebacks whenever she dished them out. I wanted to see her stick up for herself more.
There were some eye-rolling moments in the book. Things where the solution was painfully obvious to me, and I couldn’t see how Devon couldn’t find the answers herself. In many instances, it was like she had to rediscover things that she’d clearly learned at a later date. I get that you can’t always remember everything you learn, but she seemed denser than I’d expect.
The stuff with the Sidhe seemed way too easily resolved, but then going into this you know it’s the start of a series. Even without the Queen’s threats, you know there’s no way it’s over yet. In fact, we’re just getting started! I do want to see how things play out. I do think I’ll read the next book, Darkling Night, which is slated for late next year.
Source: Received through YA Bound Book Tours for review. (Click the button below for more tour stops.)
Read It: You can purchase your own copy via Amazon. (This is an affiliate link. Purchase through this link will result in my receiving a small commission at no cost to you. Your support is appreciated!)
About the Author: Lover of books, nature, cats and shiny things. Active disliker of cooking, cleaning and stress. Mom, freelance editor & YA author – also a bit of a nerd.
Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.