Friday, June 22, 2018

#Review - Moribund by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge #YALit #Fantasy

Series: Circuit Fae # 1
Format: Kindle, 291 pages
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Monster House Books
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy

Dark Fae. Romance. Evil Plots. High school. Our heroines could be in for the greatest adventure ever. If only they could decide whether to kill or kiss each other. 

High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth alt-rock star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.

Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl. 

With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.

Moribund is the first installment in author Genevieve Iseult Eldredge's Circuit Fae series. This is a story about angsty teens, who just happened to be from different Fae Courts, Dark and Light, who fall in love and attempt to save the world from a villain who wants to rule the world. The story features two very distinct characters: Syl Skye, and Rouen "Euphoria" Rivoche. Several months ago, Syl's world came undone. 

First, there was the train accident that apparently left her dead for 2 minutes. When she woke, she still had a piece of shrapnel in her leg. If that weren't enough trauma, her Glamma died the same day, and her father stopped sending money to support her and her mother causing them to move to a much poorer neighborhood. For Syl, losing her Glamma, who believed in the Grimm tales & was the strongest woman she knows, was much harder pill to swallow than losing her friendship to the girl who is believed to have saved her life. 

Today, Syl is friendless and labeled the weird girl who lived. Her former best friend, Fiann Fee, is being called a hero for saving the two. Syl, who has had some pretty strange dreams since the accident, is a High School Sophomore and the school papers photographer. She is a petite girl, with red hair, and grey eyes. As the new school year opens, Syl will have to not only deal with mean girls who were once her friends, but a new girl who she knows only as Euphoria; the girl who tugs at her heartstrings.

Rouen Rivoche, stage name Euphoria, has been stripped of her royal birth rite, and given to Agravaine the Huntsmen after standing up for something she believed in. She's a Dark Fae, Sluagh outcast, and now a Huntress who searches for the remaining sleeping princesses of the light fae who may be able to save her world.  The power of her music lures potential prey in. She's infected with a darkness called Moribund. It is dark, disgusting, and causes circuitry to splice into the flesh. This is Rouen's punishment. This is her cross to bear. Until she meets Syl. 

Since her accident, Syl has been able to see people's auras. Auras which tell the mood of the person she is looking at. Little does she know that her entire world is about to be turned on its head by not only the arrival of Euphoria into her life, but a secret will change her world forever. As Syl grows closer to Euphoria, she is told a secret that will put her life in danger. A secret that those like Agravaine will do anything to eliminate. While Syl and Rouen grow closer, the danger also grows exponentially more perilous. Can Syl and Rouen find love, save the day, and look good at the same time?

Ok, so I took a chance on this book being a bit different from what I've been reading. I was not disappointed. There is angst, yep, it's high school. There is action, and suspense, and romance, and snarky commentary, and a whole lot of adventure as Rouen opens Syl's eyes to her own abilities while attempting to save the two worlds from being torn asunder. Will I read the sequel? Yes, I will.  

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