Review: The Wild Hunt by Ron C. Nieto
Published: May 30th, 2014
Magic still lingers in the mist-covered corners of the world, wherever the Old Ways are remembered. However, as civilization and reason scoff at the Fair Folk, the paths to power have been forgotten by all but a few.
Lily Boyd was meant to become a faerie doctor, a warden of humans and a keeper of balance, until disbelief and pragmatism led her away from the hidden world and into a mundane life. But truth has a way to be Heard and she will be forced to face it if she wants to save her family.
Armed with nothing but her childhood memories and protected by a debt of gratitude she doesn’t understand, Lily must decide who to trust while she navigates a world that is darker and more twisted than she is prepared for.
And should she make the wrong choice, should she mistake friend and foe… the eternal balance between the Faerie Courts may shatter, and then there will be more than Lily’s life on the line.
Helllllllllloooooooo people! It's been a long time since I've posted a review, and for that I'm sorry. I should have a bit more time to read now, so look for more reviews! I'm still going through and doing my #TBRProject. I'm trying to read every book that I have first (it's harder than you think) and writing reviews for those instead of buying new books. (The struggle is real.)
Anyway, this wasn't on my #TBRProject, but instead I was given a copy to review in exchange for an honest review from the review opportunity from Giselle at Xpresso Book Tours.
The cover is awesome. It's just how Troy looked in my head, and I love that he's holding the necklace, which is a pretty huge part of why he's around in the story in the first place. The fact that his hair is slicked back, the way it was described in the book often, was nice, and him being in the water is perfect for his character.
The story starts out with Grandma Mackenna getting hurt and breaking her leg. Her granddaughter Lily Boyd (as she's so eager to give out her full name...) goes out to "take care of her" although she does an iffy job. At first Lily got on my nerves. She questions too many small details and is sort of rude to her gramma, which bothered me a bit.
We didn't get too much of Lily's background, we do hear that her mother decided to "turn her back on the real world around her."
We then learn that Gramma Mackenna is a faerie doctor and that the fay are very real parts of her world.
Suddenly Mackenna goes missing and bogeys (house fay that aren't as friendly as their nice counterparts, the brownies) attack and Lily almost loses her life. Enter, Troy. Dripping wet, handsome, deadly.
The necklace that gramma had previously given Lily saves her life (remember that necklace from the cover) and we learn that Troy had a debt to gramma, although that's hinted at in the prologue. Troy is fay. His words are twisted traps, his emotions are stone and he is intimidating. Lily can't shut up, can't make sense of his fancy word traps and just keeps plundering on, trying to get answers, trying to find out who took Mackenna, if she's even alive, and wants revenge/justice. The two can be one in the same, you know.
The two go on a bit of a fast paced adventure and I loved it. I'm giving this four triquetras, only because Lily annoyed me a bit more than most FMC's do, but I think it's just in her nature to plunder on without too much thought.
Troy was gorgeous and the two had some moments that I blushed a bit over and giggled, and other times when I wanted to shake both of them and then push their heads together for kissy time.
I'm looking forward to the next book, I hope it doesn't take too long to come out.
I recommend this for anyone who likes the Fae/Fay. Reminds me of The Iron Fey a bit. Lots of word games.
See you guys later! Let me know what you think if you've read this, or do you think you'd like to give it a shot?