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When there is power or a throne involved the Fae would sell their soul (if they had one to) to steal it, ascend to it or marry in to it. There is no love lost between family as the Fae lack that emotional connection humans thrive on and hunger for. When they are shown a different way that there can be peace and a sense of community it gives them a totally different perspective on life. Maybe that is why so many of them are fascinated by humans who have the one thing they don't. Griffin has come a long way in this book, he has slated his demons and trying to make amends for his mistakes. A few revelations throw him for a loop but he stays the course. He tries to do the right thing and save the people he loves if they won't remember it.
**I received an eARC of this book via the authors. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.**
Fae’s Power by Melissa A. Craven, M. Lynn is the second book in their spin-off series Crimes of the Fae and picks up months after the end of Fae’s Prisoner. I’m honestly not sure where to begin! This story will leave you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath and begging for more. Fae’s Power is full of twists that will keep you guessing and may even break your heart in the process.
I’m beginning to think the authors hate Griff! The poor Fae! They put him through SO much in this book. Griff has put aside his self-flagellation for the moment as he searches for his twin niece and nephew, Brea and Lochlan’s oldest. He, along with Myles, Fiona, and Gulliver, have searched the human realm exhaustively coming up with nothing but dead ends. To top it off, Griff is ill. He can barely stand on two feet, let alone continue to search and fight for Tia and Toby. Yet he does it anyway. The strength he seems to pull from nowhere astounds me. His character has come so far from the spoiled prince we met in Fae’s Deception. Griff is selfless, thinking of others before himself, and driven to save the niece and nephew he already loves.
Riona, on the other hand, can be quite selfish, or at least let you think she is. She reminds me a lot of Griff when he served Queen Regan. Most of her motives can be explained in serving Egan, the king of Myr. However, her feelings for Griff are growing. I still haven’t decided how I feel about her. I think time will tell. If she follows through with her thoughts (yay! We get more of her POV in this book), I believe I will come to love her like I have Griff.
Overall I really enjoyed Fae’s Power. There are quite a few twists that I was not expecting. One is quite big, and I think we haven’t seen the ramifications of it just yet. I personally cannot wait for book three. If you enjoy dark Fae fantasy, I highly recommend it.
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
I am continually impressed with these two authors. The book starts off in Riona’s point of view and alternates between her and Griffin as before. The book was filled with so much action I don’t even know where to begin. I know at the beginning right? But if I do that there will be spoilers and I don’t like doing spoilers. My first impression was excitement. Excitement over the relationships to be built and histories to be learned. I was very excited to learn more about Nihal especially as well as the city of Aghadoon. And in regards to Aghadoon... coordinates. How very human! My favorite part though would have to be the inclusion of the Fae illness. I found that very unique, especially as it kills when next to nothing is supposed to kill the Fae. Also, the building blocks to the boundary wall and the what dismantling it means, everything it signifies, it just melted my heart. And now I’m staring at my notebook and the half page of notes I can’t share because I absolutely will spoil it. There is so much packed into this book it had me on the edge of my seat. For instance, I got to the end of chapter 19, closed my eyes, and said “please don’t let this be the end of the book.” I was so pleased the next page started with a 20. And then, I finished chapter 20 and I thought chapter 19 had been a cliffhanger. The end, though a bit of a cliffhanger, thankfully is not quite as gripping as chapter 20. However I still cannot wait for book three.
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2020
My jaw is still on the floor. If book one set up the main story of this series, then this one brings the action. Oh soooooooo much happens in this book, but be warned there is a cliffhanger. Griffin has A LOT to overcome and learn in this book. Brea and his brother care for him now, and his guilt is killing him slowly. There is a quest (but of course 😉), many major revelations, secrets, deception, and at the heart is family and love. Whether family by blood or choice, there's love just the same. After this book, nothing will remain the same. They'll either rise to the occasion or crumble. All I know is together they seem to be able to overcome much. Brea, Neave, Lachlan, Griffin and Myles have all Been through so much pain in their lives. Whether they can remember it or not, thanks to the prison realm magic....the fact is they're all warriors at heart. I can't wait to See what happens in the next book in the series. Never a dull moment in this book with all the reveals, action and everything else. So be prepared for a one sitting read if possible!!
Wonderful continuation of Griff’s story. Can we find redemption for the wrongs of our past? True change is possible for those determined, but does that guarantee forgiveness? Find out if the good Griff does now can redeem his past.
Brea and Lachlan’s twins are still missing, taken to the human realm by their vicious uncle. Dreams have foretold Griff saving the twins but so far no one can even locate them.
It is certain that their abductor wants a book of magic hidden in the human realm, the same book the evil king of the prison realm has tasked Griff and his companions to find. If Griff finds the book, will he find the twins? Will he surrender this powerful book to the evil king to save his family in the prison realm? Such an act would be a new betrayal of his brother. How can Griff find a way to save all of those in danger?
I was gifted a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Some big shocks and surprises in this sequel to Fae's Prisoner. I like the additional depth we are getting about Riona. I didn't initially love her character but she's alot more than she seems. For how serious this book is overall, the humor while the Fae are in the human world with Myles and he's trying to explain technology is refreshing Their reactions to elevators and cabs is hysterical. I really like seeing Griffin be the Fae we always knew he could be. He's really stepped up in a big way and isn't the same fae he was in the previous series. I'm anticipating how some of these events will play out in the next book. No spoilers but I'm extremely curious to see the true motivations of some of the characters. Highly recommend all books set in this world.
The search continues for the lost book and now the twins too. Griff fights for both the family he left behind in the prison realm and for the family that has forgotten him. They are putting all their trust in him but of course nothing is easy or as it may seem. Riona is having a harder and harder time as this quest continues with where her loyalties are with and all the secrets she has kept. Myles as always brings great humor to the struggles they come up against. I got to say I love his references. I got to say I am caring more and more for Griff. It was hard to like him in the previous series with all the bad he'd done but he has fought so hard to be a better person each day. It takes a good story teller to make you care for the one that has brought so much pain to people in the past.
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2020
This BOOK!!! It feels so good to fall back into this world with these characters that I love! This book was a total adventure! I never knew what to expect from chapter to chapter! The character's are so easy to like, apart from the bad guys that is! These authors spin fantastic tales of family, love, and life, all while weaving suspense, heartache, and adventure throughout making for fun and easy reading. This second book promises the next installment will be filled with even more thrilling adventures with these characters. It will leave you wanting, as it may or may not, end with a cliffhanger!!! Hmmpphh! I cannot wait for book three! Thank you M. Lynn and Melissa Craven for delivering such awesome books!!!
Griff's story gets better and better although I still belief this is more than Griff's story. So much excitement in this one. The characters continue to grow, especially Griffin. I expect more great things from him continuing on. The surprise concerning the twins, I didn't see coming, but was a pleasant surprise. I have to disagree that Griff was never really in love with Brea. I believe he was very much in love with her (she just wasn't his forever). She was the reason he began his journey to change. Others along the way kept him on that path, but she was the reason he wanted to. This story is heartwarming, yet exciting.
Fae's Power is a great second installment in this series. As with all the books from these authors I love the world building and character development. There are plenty of twists and turns including one I have been hoping for since the end of Fae's Destruction. I fell in love with Griff even when he wasn't very lovable and I love him more with every word I read. I didn't think that was possible. Riona is beautifully written and I am looking forward to seeing where the story takes her. Gullie and the twins give me hope for the future. I 100% recommend this series. I'm looking forward to reading more.