When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible.
Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious fairy keeping his own secrets, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love.
Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised and her growing romance with Alec wavers.
She must conquer her fear of the unknown, ignore her grief, and overcome her growing list of enemies if she is to succeed in avenging her parents’ death. Or ever make it out alive.
Enchanted Revenge appeals to fans of Julie Kagawa and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
It’s been a really long time since I’ve read a book about faeries. I think the last one I read was one of the Iron Fae books and that was in 2010(ish). I tend to stay away from them because they have a habit of using non-sensical verbage and not properly indoctrinating the reader into the world of the fae; causing confusion, mass-hysteria, etc.
That being said, I didn’t feel that way AT ALL with Enchanted Revenge. While it obviously introduces new concepts and a totally new world, it does so in a way that is easy to follow and a pleasure to read. One of the things I loved most about this novel was the description of the faerie world itself. Reading this novel was a truly immersive experience. Theresa M. Jones did a fabulous job with involving all five senses in the experience. She described the sights, sounds, textures, scents and tastes found in the world she created so well that it was incredibly easy to imagine myself there.
A book can have all the wonderful scenery and world-building in the…well… world, but it’s nothing without its characters. Overall, the characters in Enchanted Revenge were well-written and as well-drawn as the world in which they lived. What struck me most about them, though, were the small details. I could completely relate to Lily’s wry humor and her love for books (we happen to have the same taste!), and I loved watching the intricacies of the development of her relationship with Alec. I could go into more detail, but I think this excerpt describes it better than I ever could:
It was so hot and sticky I wanted to jump in after him. I really did. But it was puke green. I would definitely get sick, and there were probably a number of diseases growing in the stagnant water. Leeches. Snakes. Maybe even alligators or something.
His head popped up and his loose hair flung water all around his head, a giant smile on his face.
“Scared…?” he teased. “Is the big badass Lily, the one with this master plan to kill some badguys, too afraid to swim in a lake?”
I flinched at the backhanded insult, and glared down at him.
“Not scared,” I shrugged. “Smart. I’m not gonna help pull the leeches off your butt when you get out, ya know.”
He laughed again, a deep, real laugh that pulled the corners of my lips up.
“Don’t lie. You’d love the chance to touch my butt.”
In case you couldn’t tell, I would highly recommend reading Enchanted Revenge, even if you’re not into faeries. It was a fabulous and refreshing romp into a world that I haven’t visited for a while, and until now, hadn’t realized I sorely missed. Enchanted Revenge is available now, and it’s sequel, Enticing Violence, was released on November 2.
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About the Author:
Theresa M Jones is just a regular small town, Texas girl, who loves reading, writing and playing with tech gadgets. When she isn’t at work fixing computers and the like, you can find her at home with her husband and two beautiful (and rambunctious) kiddos.
In her spare time- as if there ever was such a thing as “spare time” – she reads and reviews books on her book blog, and writes paranormal romance and fantasy romance novels.
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