Release Date: February 2nd, 2012
Finished Date: November 26th, 2012
Publishers: Self Published
Source: For Review
The Review: I really enjoyed this story, it was definitely a lot of fun and an easy read. The characters were great, fun and with wicked sense of humours. They were so easy to read and laugh along with, they all gelled together amazingly well and it was lovely to read of a set of characters that didn’t bear anyone else any harm or bad thought, they all liked each other and that’s just how it was. I loved the use of nick names, especially Ruby’s and Leo’s for each other plus Brennan’s for Ruby considering she was named after her mother’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ obsession…. And he used that to the full extent. I liked the little bit of romance Ruby got during this although I was actually leaning towards Brennan as a love interest (maybe it’s just me) he just seemed more fitting but maybe down the line something could blossom?
I liked the whole set up with Ruby being the only person to actually see fairies in their natural form. The storyline did take on a fairy tale like feel although very modern and I found I really liked that, I liked how the magical world of the Fae was brought into our world and the explanation given for that and what happens when things escape. I feel like the idea of Ruby, her gift and that she is on the edge of both our world and the Fae world opens up great potential for other books – I would definitely like to see her go to the Fae world and see her interact with them. I also feel that there’s something else about her character and hopefully she will have some hidden ancestry or something that actually ties her to that world. My only grumble was that Ruby felt a bit juvenile, like a 14yr old rather than a 17yr old, not a huge thing but bothered me a bit. For this first book though, it was a great introduction to Ruby and the gang and the world in which they live. It is a very light hearted and fun read that you can read in one sitting and will definitely enjoy. 3.5 stars!