Friday, June 19, 2015

Book Review: City of Fae

Title - City of Fae
Author - Pippa DaCosta
Genre - New Adult Paranormal 
Published - May 7th 2015
Publisher - Bloomsbury Spark

From the moment Alina touches London's hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in. 

Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains … And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.

I should have let him die. Had I known what saving him would mean for me, perhaps I would have.

Alina knows the rules don’t touch the fae, they may be beautiful but don’t you don’t want to fall under their powers. When she is fired from her job Alina just happens to encounter one of the most famous rockstar Fae in need of help. Hoping to get a story that may just get her job back Alina offers to help him but what she gets is more than she bargained for. The Fae had been banished from Fairy but it wasn’t the nice guys who were sent over but the worst of the worst including an evil spider queen.

To protect themselves as well as continue to live among the humans the keepers locked the queen down below the city of London keeping her existence a secret because she’s not beautiful like the others but half spider. After years of fighting to get free it looks like she may just have her chance and Alina and Reign the rockstar are the keys to her breaking the binds that keeper her in under. As Alina learns the truth about herself she will be pushed to the limit forced to risk it all but will it be in vain? What about the hound?

I liked Alina she’s the sweet American girl who started over in London trying to make it as a report, or at least she thinks she is. I found Alina’s story fascinating it was interesting to see her progression as the story continued. I liked several of the supporting but I wasn’t sure about our rockstars intentions at first but as the story progressed her grew on me. The Queen is really interesting for a bad guy she’s one I would never want to meet in a dark alley or even an alley during the day.

I’ve had City of Fae on my TBR for a while, and after waiting weeks decided to pick up a copy for this week’s purple cover reading challenge. I wasn’t sure what to expect but because the cover is so beautiful I wanted to like it. City of Fae doesn’t disappoint it exceeds my expectations a captivating story to match the gorgeous cover.  I’ve read a lot of fae books over the years it’s one of my favorite paranormal themes and I think the author did a great job adding her own unique spin on the fae. I liked Alina even after everything that happened to her I still liked her, and I found her easy to connect with I couldn’t help rooting her on as her life started to unravel. City of Fae is loaded with all kind of twists and turns that leave you guessing till the very end. I actually finished City of Fae really quick it was hard to put down I had to know what was going to happen next. This is my first book by the author but I’m excited to check out her other books. If you like fae I highly recommend City of Fae it’s a unique story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. My only complaint I didn't want it to end. 


  1. Oh this does sound good, I knew it was on my list for a reason! Glad you liked it. :)

  2. That sounds like a wonderful book! Great review! I can't wait to get my hands on it!