Saturday 25 December 2010

FCSS - Spells Review

It's been almost a year since Laurel discovered that she is a faerie, placed with human parents as an infant to help protect the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Although she's come to accept her true identity, Laurel refuses to turn her back on her human life-and especially her boyfriend, David-to return to the faerie world.
But when she is summoned to Avalon to relearn her long-forgotten faerie magic, Laurel must depend on the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani. Her feelings for him are undeniable, and she is forced to make a choice-a choice that could break her heart.
When a deadly enemy resurfaces and puts both Laurel's life and Avalon in danger, Laurel must draw on all her human strength as well as her faerie skills to save both of her worlds and all of those she holds dear.

My Review

Spells starts six months after Wings ended. Laurel is back in the human world, her relationship with David is growing strong, her parents are coming to terms with what she is and life seems to be going well.
Laurel is summoned to Avalon for the summer to catch up on years of education she missed whilst being a human. Whoever said Summer was for vacations, this is going to be hard work.
Torn once more between her love for the human world, family and friends, and the bright glittering world of the fairies, Laurel must decide what is important to her and when an old enemy appears she has to be ready.
I loved the fact that you got to see more of Avalon, the descriptions are amazing and it sounds beautiful.
You meet a whole host of fairies and enter a whole new world.
The pace of the book is really good; it flows well and draws you in, but was slightly predictable in places. The love triangle between David and Tamani gets more complicated and you will find yourselves picking sides.
The ending of the book was mostly good, the plot is wrapped up in a satisfying way, for the majority, but there is a bit stuck on the end, a conversation between Tamani and Shar (Fairy Sentries) that clearly supposed to lead onto something else but seems entirely out of place.
I think it was put as a ‘cliff-hanger’ for the next book, but for me it was too vague and seemed really strange, it didn’t leave me wondering what was coming next, it just left me confused.
I found this let the book down really, because up to then, it had been an excellent read.
I’m still looking forward to the next in the series coming out in April.

My Rating
I would give this book 8.5/10 Very good, I want more :D

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