Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Review: The Masquerade, an Altar, & a Fairy by Kristen D. Van Risseghem

Welcome to another another month of triple reviews. For September we read a paranormal. The cover was so enchanting and the blurb enticing that we couldn’t resist this fantasy novella.

The Blurb
Frustrated with her extravagant duties as a Summer fairy, Sidelle Amistad is desperate to prove she can be more than a petty princess. The accidental capture of Winter fairy, Finnegan, looks like the ideal opportunity—until Sidelle and Finnegan fall in love. 

Knowing her love for Finnegan is forbidden, a heartbroken Sidelle searches for deeper meaning in her eternal existence. Her pain leads her on a quest to help the humans … in a desperate fight against Hell itself.

My Review

The romance between Sidelle and Finnegan was so sweet. A slow burning love grew between them, even though it was forbidden.

Ms. Van Risseghem took us on quite an adventure, dealing with fairies, humans, and other mystical creatures which will remain nameless. I loved the way Sidelle became a kick ass fairy during her stay in the human world. I enjoyed the way the author added human history and put a paranormal slant on how it occurred.

This is not a stand-alone novella. There were a lot of loose ends. Such as with us not knowing what happened with Finnegan, the disappearance of one of the mystical creatures Sidelle became friends with from her life, and some little details within the book that weren’t answered, but I expected answeres to.

This was a pleasant read that left me entertained.

I give this book three and a half wing shaped chocolate bars.

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  1. For the most part, I think we are on the same page with this one. I was disappointed Finn didn't show up again. I think it reads like two separate stories

    1. I loved your review. It was right on point. I'd like to see who she ends up with.


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