23 March 2016

Review & Giveaway: Forests of the Fae: Devlin's Door by K. Kibbee

Forests of the Fae: Devlin's Door
by K. Kibbee.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Source: Incorgnito for review in exchange for honest review.
Publication: January 15th 2016 by Incorgnito Publishing Press.
When thirteen-year-old Anne is sent to spend the summer with her dreadful relatives in a small Washington state town, she is left with little hope that anything intriguing will happen to her. However, when she learns of an abandoned town full of old Victorian homes hidden in the woods nearby, she embraces the lore and becomes bolstered by the idea that an adventure might await.

Her sadistic cousin Lexie feeds Anne's curiosity and leads her to the mysterious town in the woods, where Anne is goaded by her cousin and friends to enter one of the abandoned homes, alone, and is locked inside.

While searching for a way out, Anne stumbles through a hole in the floor and unknowingly falls into an ominous, ghost-filled mystery. As she digs deeper into the secrets of this house, she discovers a weathered journal that reveals a magic-infused history hundreds of years old and a tragic secret: a curse has trapped the town and its inhabitants in a place not meant to be found by humans.

Treacherous fairies, dark worlds-within-our-world, dangerous creatures and a shocking truth all await Anne as page by page, she peels back the mysteries of this chilling town.

Reviewed by Kelly.

I don’t know where to begin but the ending, well, it’s genius! I didn’t see it coming!

I found at times the story going a little boring for me. But, now I get it! So, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, stories of evil fairies, an abandoned town, Goosebumps (the books), haunted houses, and a twist of an ending then this is for you!

When I normally read a book for review, I look at it the blurb and then I don’t look at it again until after I read the book. Sometimes jumping into something I don’t remember the blurb for. It makes it that much more fun. After I write my review, I look at other reviews and see if I felt the same as they did. Which I didn’t.

I yelled “Oh no she didn’t” with the last words of the book! I see other people had a problem with the ending but I think it is a perfect ending! You got to read it to decide for yourself.

I can’t tell you anything you have to experience it yourself, it’s relatively short. It’s a YA book. It changes your views on the sweet fairies. It has a bratty teenager who is selfish and hurtful. It has the makings of a forever friendship. It has some mild violence. It has an ending that has some readers hating it and others loving it!

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Kristine Kibbee is a Pacific Northwest native with a love of language, nature, and animals. Kristine’s passion for creative writing began in her early youth and led her to Washington State University, where she earned a degree with a concentration in professional writing. Kristine has since had works published in The Vancougar, The Salal Review, S/tick Literary Review, and she is a featured columnist in the nationally syndicated magazine, Just Frenchies.

From the small town of Castle Rock, Washington, nestled among 22 acres of towering fir trees, Kristine relishes time spent outdoors with her two French bulldogs and one husband. She dreams of making the everyday world more magical with her fantasy novels.

Whole in the Clouds is her first middle grade novel.

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