Book Review: First Light by Michele Paige Holmes

First LightTitle: First Light
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Series: Forever After
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: Feb 25, 2016

Book Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Adrielle doesn’t believe in magic; she merely possesses it, though no one has ever mentioned that her unusual gifts—exceptional speed, a flair for fire, and an intimate knowledge of flora—aren’t things she was born with. When Adrielle starts a fire that burns down the family home, she must deal with both her grief and her siblings’ hurtful rejection.

While journeying to far away Tallinyne, in search of her older, estranged sister—the only relative who might take her in—Adrielle is separated from her escort when the carriage is beset by thieves. Alone, she is thrust into a dangerous and unfamiliar world where she encounters fairies and gypsies, a wild boar, a drunk cook, and an evil queen whose curse is sweeping death across the land. Adrielle also finds love, falling hard for a kind, funny, handsome—and completely unavailable prince.

From the glowing pearls tucked beneath her mattress and keeping her awake at night, to Queen Nadamaris’s curse that seems to thwart Adrielle’s every effort, Adrielle struggles to navigate a world of magic she never imagined, where people she knows and loves are not always what they appear to be. With the glowing pearls—and her fondest desire—within her grasp, she is forced to make a choice no girl should ever have to—satisfying her own heart or saving the kingdom.

Cheryls review

Great fairy tale mix up! It was full of surprises, twists and turns. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, a little something would surprise me. Great heroine and hero, very lovable. Wonderful and well developed supporting characters. I would love to see other stories evolve about some of these supporting characters. The fairies in this story nearly stole the show. I love them, just as Adrielle does. So glad Michele left a note a the end of the book to let us know she has more planned!!!

4 stars
Rating: 4 stars – great book!!!

Content: Clean

Source: ebook for review

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