Sunday, March 8, 2015

City of Fae by Pippa DaCosta

Book Summary via Goodreads:
       "From the moment Alina touches London's hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in. 
      Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains … And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love."

I received this book from NetGalley for review.

This was a pretty good story. Original, creepy (with all the spiders), funny, a dash of mystery and suspense. I liked the characters. Alina was funny and sassy, she was also pretty smart but didn't really have an air about her that implied she knew everything.

Reign, or Sovereign he was referred as both, he was kind of one dimensional through most of the book. That had more to do with who he was to the Fae and his role with the High Queen than the writing itself.

The setting was cool. Though I've never been to London so I wasn't really able to get a visual image of the setting. The pacing started out slow it took me a few chapters to really get into the story. And I believe this is an uncorrected proof, so there were a couple small things that could use some work and the formatting was weird with lots of extra random spaces between sentences and paragraphs.

I hope this has a sequel. With how it ended, there is a lot left to explore, and I have a hope to see Faerie, or at least learn more about it.


  1. When you say creepy it was just spiders parts that scared you and not the whole book being creepy/scary?