FAE (Auri, #2) by Emily White Release Date: February 22, 2014 Paperback, 320 pages Genre: YA / Fantasy / Fiction
Not all fae'ri tales come with a happy ending.Ella thought taking care of the ego-bloated Mamood god would be a sure way to bring peace to the galaxy and satisfy her taste for revenge.But she was wrong.Despite the fact their god is gone, the Mamood refuse to abandon their attack on the planet Soltak and Ella's own so-called friends start to turn against her. And with Soltak dying--its oceans drying up and its plants withering in the ground--Ella and Cailen suspect there's a new enemy at work. As more people die and more water is leached from the planet, they both prepare for something straight from a nightmare.The fae are coming.
Emily White is a nerd.She prefers her men fully clothed and donning bow-ties, her commas British, her books cheesy with big, overly-dramatic explosions, her characters awkward and endearingly real,* and watching her movies in authentic turn-of-the-century theaters. When not exposing her nerdy self to the world, she's creating her own friends and putting them in horrible, yet sometimes humorous situations.Check out her YA Space Opera series starting with Elemental (Spencer Hill Press, 2012), continuing with FAE (February 2014), and ending sometime in the near future with a book she has yet to write. She's also authored a collection of Steampunk (zombie, werebot romance) flash fiction, if you're into those kinds of things, titled "To Love or Die in a Steamy-Reamy World."
This series was not what I expected it to be. I had seem Elemental around on a lot of blogs and I always thought it was a paranormal romance. I think that was because of the old cover. I love the new covers, they are simple in a pretty way.
I love a great science fiction story and recently I have been a huge fan of space operas. My only major criticism of Elemental is that the beginning throws you right into the story. It starts off action packed and is crazy. I just wasn't fond of the initial start but once the story got under way I was hooked.
If you're a fan of a high action adventure type story, look no further. And there happens to be some pretty awesome characters. Ella, the main character, has a great voice and is definitely a heroine that you root for even when you don't know her back story in the beginning.
The world building was incredible and very intricate. I think some science fiction stories that take place on different planets have a tendency of being very hard to follow but that didn't happen here. I loved how huge this story is.
I highly recommend this series, if you are a fan of the book Tin Star or even Dr. Who I think you would love this series.