I first heard about this book a few months ago and I was looking forward to reading this book after reading the blurb.
This story takes place in a beautiful coastal town in California called Monterey and centers around a young woman named Noa, two mysterious brothers named Callum and Judah and and how life can get complicated when you least expect it.
Noa is reeling from the death of her elder sister Isla who died trying to save her, trying to be a regular student at Harlow Academy, caring for her three year old sister Sasha and trying to keep her family together who seem to be lost in their own grief.
When she meets Callum, she finds herself drawn to him though he does his best to keep her at a distance until he realizes that it’s no use. Callum isn’t just any teenage boy, he is in fact a Blue Fae from a world called Aurora and has been banished to this world for taking the blame of something he didn’t do. His kind need Light to survive which is only available on this side by taking from mortals.
Against the odds, Noa finds herself falling for Callum, accepting he is Fae shortly after he confesses though will soon have her world shaken up even more.
Enter in Judah, Callum’s brother who is a Red Fae, has his own secrets, butts heads with Noa, and has come to this side to retrieve his brother. Filled with guilt for what happened to cause banishment and at odds with his Dad who has his own power hungry agenda, he soon realizes that how complicated life can be.
When Callum is kidnapped, Noa and Judah manage to put their differences aside to work together in trying to save him which is easier said than done. They are way in over their head but despite the odds, will realize the importance of friendship, family ties and having faith in yourself.
This book was a fascinating read and I liked the different take on Fae. According to Callum, there’s four kinds that he’s learned of made up of two categories known as the Clear Fae and Color Fae. With color there is red, blue and green. Red Fae have the gift of telepathy, being able to influence thoughts, some of the more powerful being able to put thoughts into other people’s minds to think it’s their own thoughts. Blue Fae can manipulate the physical such as atoms and able to heal. The Green Fae (Lorelei, mother of Callum, Judah and Lilly) can manipulate the emotional who can often soothe or incite people depending on the situation. The Clear Fae were once seen as powerless but they are in fact quite powerful and able to channel other gifts through touch. There was just a glimpse of Aurora and I’d love to read more about it. It sounds like a beautiful world though something needs to be done about Darius, a Clear Fae, who is the ruler and father of Callum, Judah and Lilly, also a Clear Fae, (who was the main reason for the banishment).
Noa is such a fascinating character and she really is quite the poet. She feels responsible for her sister’s death though it was an accident and she will hopefully come to terms with things and the situation. She’s a strong, tender-hearted, fiercely loyal, smart girl who I’m sure will one day be a force to be reckoned with.
Callum is also fascinating with trying to protect his family, has a generous heart, places a lot on his shoulders, trying to be noble and failing at his attempt to stay away from Noa.
Judah has his own charisma though he’s seen as the younger rebellious brother, is trying to do what’s right and wants to bring his brother back to Aurora to try to fix things. Meeting Noa changes some things about his view point and also helps him to grow up.
This book was a fascinating mix of adventure, magic, the power of love, unexpected twists and ends on a cliff hanger which I didn’t expected.
It was a pleasure to read this book and I look forward to finding out what happens in the next book. I’m eagerly waiting to find out when the tentative date for release is! Hopefully there will be more about Aurora and some questions will be answered which cropped up near the end of this book!
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This concludes my review and I hope you enjoyed it. I like that I am on my way to reading more books this year than the last and there’s so many different choices. My to be read list pile keeps getting bigger as some of my favorite authors are bringing out new books and I’m also finding new authors to enjoy. I hope you’ll stay tuned to see what next I have to review and read more about my bookish ramblings.