Blood Faerie by India Drummond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Part 1: From The Book Cover
Unjustly sentenced to death, Eilidh ran--away from faerie lands, to the streets of Perth, Scotland. Just as she has grown accustomed to exile, local police discover a mutilated body outside the abandoned church where she lives. Recognising the murder as the work of one of her own kind, Eilidh must choose: flee, or learn to tap into the forbidden magic that cost her everything.
Part 2: Recommendation
This book has been on my TBR pile for the longest time and thank goodness for the name pronunciation guide in the front as I would've butchered it in my head. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with Blood Faerie as this is my first exposure to India Drummond's work but this was surprisingly well-written. It is mostly urban fantasy with a little bit of mystery and a hint of romance (nothing explicit) and can be read by more mature teens despite its target audience being adults.
Being the first book in the Caledonia Fae series, it explains what crimes Eilidh committed which resulted in her exile and immediate death if she so ever takes a step into faerie lands but it doesn't go any deeper on details about the Fae kingdom or about other faeries. Blood Faerie focuses more on what is happening in the human realm, the discovery that her magic is not what the other faeries perceived it to be and that the faerie kingdom is at more danger now than it ever was and Eilidh and Munro takes it upon themselves to protect both realms.
Overall, Blood Faerie reads at a steady pace and though the premise is simple, I enjoyed it and the ending makes you want to read the rest of the books in the series (and of course, I've already added them to my ever growing TBR pile on Goodreads).
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