THE FOLK OF THE AIR #1
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MY RATING⇢ 4.3 STARS | GRADE A-
Holly Black's faeries are definitely a fantastical fae as opposed to a paranormal fae (think TrueBlood) and I prefer them in this fantastical vein over the paranormal. Apparently, these faeries even have horns in addition to pointy ears. They are also kind of mean...some are really mean. Like pretty on the outside but ugly AF on the inside; kind of mean. What I don't get is why Jude wants to live in their world at all, but she does for some reason and she's trying to make the best of it and maybe even, get the best of them...the faeries.
This first book in The Folk of the Air Series is all the things I've said at the top of the page and more...within its pages you'll find moments to laugh at, gasp at, and even a few oh no, she didn't moments plus a few that will make you completely pissed off. There is also a few things about Fairyland that are just plain off. While the last half is insanely intense, the first half is sort of slow-ish but listening on Audio will make that more bearable because of the fairly excellent narration by Caitlin Kelly.