Welcome to my spot on the Nemesis blog tour. Thank you for taking time to read my review. Please make sure to visit the other spots on the tour!!
by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae, #4)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
What would you do if your beloved girlfriend suddenly became your worst enemy? That dilemma’s all too real for Syl Skye.
As the last princess of the fair Fae, Syl is all things brightness and sun and white flame, but even though she’s Summer incarnate, she’s drawn to Rouen Rivoche, the dark Fae princess-assassin of the Winter Court.
They should be mortal enemies, but they’re best friends. Girlfriends. In love.
That is, until an old enemy puts Roue under a dark spell that makes her forget all about Syl, their lives and their love. Now Roue rules Dark Faerie as a cruel and cold Queen, and she wants nothing more than to destroy Syl and her fair Fae people.
Worse, both opposing Faerie realms stand on the brink of utter destruction, and only their queens, Syl and Rouen, can save them—and only if they can put their differences aside for two seconds and fight together as allies.
But how can you fight against an enemy when your true nemesis is on your team?
Giveaway ends October 31st
The grand prize is:
- a brand new Kindle Fire
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality. The Circuit Fae series
In all the books I’ve ever read, Faeries are immortal.Nemesis (Circuit Fae: Book 4) by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
I detest picking books up mid-series. I always feel that I am missing out on something by not reading the previous books, which was the case with Nemesis. There were things mentioned that made me think, “Darn it, I wish I had read that book.”
I know you all are asking yourselves, “Well, Jolie, WHY did you agree to the blog tour if this happens to you?” Plain and simple, the blurb. There was enough written there that caught my attention. Add in that the LGBT angle and yeah, I needed to read it. Putting my frustration aside, Nemesis was a great book to read.
Nemesis’s plot was super fast. The author wasted no time getting the book going. What impressed me was that she was able to keep the fast pace up the ENTIRE book. I loved it!!
I liked Roue and Syl. They were wonderfully written with compelling backstories. There was a depth to these characters that made them come to life in my mind. But I couldn’t get as connected to them as I wanted to. I had so many questions about different things that were mentioned about them.
I loved Roue and Syl’s relationship. It was evident that they loved each other, which made the scenes with Dark Roue hard to read. Because Dark Roue wanted to kill Syl. I also liked that the author didn’t add sex in the mix until the end of the book. Roue and Syl had some serious sexual chemistry and attraction going on. But it wasn’t the main focus of the book. I loved it!!
I thought the plot with Syl trying to stop the Faerie Apocalypse was interesting. She had to not only battle Dark Roue but her own “generals.” That made for a few tense chapters.
The storyline with Roue made my heart hurt. She didn’t want to battle Syl. She loved her. But she felt she didn’t have a choice when Jarden told her that she had the heart stones. I even felt awful when she changed into Dark Roue after Jarden gave her something that was her mother’s. She was manipulated the entire book (as was Syl).
I didn’t read the previous books but man, I didn’t like Jarden. I did figure out what her connection to Syl’s Glamma was. Well, kind of. There was a bit of a twist that made me go “Whoa.” I didn’t feel bad for her at the end of the book. She got what she deserved.
Speaking of the end of the book, I loved it. That final battle was epic. It was one of the best fights that I have read to date. The author did wrap up the main storyline in a way that I loved. There were a few storylines that were left open. Because there is going to be a book 5!!!!
I do want to add that Nemesis is not a stand-alone book. You do need to read the first four books before reading this one.
I would give Nemesis an Older Teen rating. There is no sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 16 read this book.
I would reread Nemesis. I would recommend it to family and friends.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**