Review: Faerie Curse by Emma L Adams

Posted February 1, 2017 by Lola in Coyer, Fantasy, Review / 20 Comments


Faerie CurseFaerie Curse (The Changeling Chronicles #5)
by Emma L. Adams

Rating: 4 stars

When the leader of the local witch coven is murdered, all evidence suggests foul play of the faerie variety. With group of anti-supernatural assassins running around town, I have to figure out their connection with the dark faeries before my best friend Isabel, the new coven leader, becomes the killer’s next target.

Nobody ever crosses the witches and escapes unscathed, but with the ancient Sidhe, all bets are off. I need to have my wits about me, otherwise one mistake might spell the destruction of our world.

My Review:
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it

I’ve enjoyed the Changeling series so far and am always looking forward to the next book. The start of this one was a bit slow, but eventually it picked up pace and it keep my attention from that point. This series is pretty predictable, each book has the exact same set-up, but at the same time it’s kinda nice to start a book knowing what to expect. And each book is still an enjoyable story.

This book focuses a bit more on the witches, but also adds an interesting piece of world building we didn’t know about yet. There is a bit of history tied in with current events. I also liked how the plot in some sense was a progressing of a plot line set-up earlier and I am not sure yet if the plot line has fully ended in this book.

Like the rest of this series this book is packed with action, danger, magic and paranormal. It’s fun to see Ivy land into a new problem this time and how she tries to fix it, with Isabel and Vance by her side. Vance and Ivy are a pretty stable couple and while the focus isn’t on the romance at all, I do like seeing these two together, working side by side.

I like seeing Ivy in action, it seems with each book she learns a bit more about her magic and I liked how the big battle at the end got resolved as it was a bit different than in other books. I also liked the plot line surrounding the forest and liminal spaces and wonder if we’re going to see more of that in later books.

There isn’t much to say about this book that I haven’t said in previous reviews. This is the type of series that gives you more of the same. An adventure and a plot line in each book, but the same feel and progression in each book. But I mostly consider this a good thing, the books are a bit predictable, but still enjoyable to read. So if you enjoyed the previous books you most likely will enjoy the later books as well.

To summarize: this was another solid installment in this series. Ivy gets involved into another issue that’s going. There is a bit of focus on the witches in this book and there are some interesting pieces of world building that get added. It was a solid read that kept my attention, although the start felt a tad slow. It’s a bit predictable in the sense that each book in this series has the same set-up, but I don’t really mind as it’s nice to know what to expect sometimes and each book is a good read. This is a fun series with a lot of action and magic.

4 Stars


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What’s the last urban fantasy book you read?


20 responses to “Review: Faerie Curse by Emma L Adams

    • It’s a good series, but there’s not much to say about the later books. It’s more of the same, which is great, but it does make it hard to write reviews.

  1. A great review, Lola. This one sounds an entertaining read – I do like urban fantasy, but the last one I read, which was more of a paranormal thriller really, was Graveyard Shift by Casey Daniels well before Christmas… Just as well, I’ve just started reading The Turn by Kim Harrison.
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    • I heard a lot of good things about that Ilona Andrews series! I think I even read the first few Kitty books, I might get back to that series eventually.

    • I agree when it comes to books formula and predictability can be a good thing. Although it does make it hard to write reviews for this series sometimes.

  2. I always love these covers! Sometimes predictable is not so bad if it’s a solid series and you enjoy it, and it sounds like this one is! Plus good characters too it sounds like!
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    • Exactly! It’s a fun series and you know what to expect, but that’s a good thing in this case. The characters are fun to read about.

  3. Sometimes it is nice to know what you’re getting into, and when books are consistently good, that’s a good thing! Especially if they’re still able to keep your attention every time. It does make them hard to review though because you start to feel repetitive. I’ve reviewed series like that too lol. That’s cool that Ivy and Vance are a solid couple though. You don’t see a lot of that in urban fantasy, it seems. Great review!
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    • With this series the predictability is a good thing, it can be nice to know what to expect and this series has been consistently good so far. But yes it really feels like my reviews for this series are getting boring as there isn’t much to say, but they are good books. Ivy and Vance are great together and it’s nice to see their relationship change/ continue/ grow a bit in each book, it’s only a small part, but I do like it.

    • It’s a solid series from the start :). I like reading about faeries, it’s nice seeing how every book or series handles them differently. There are also witches, shifters and necromancers in this series. And from book 2 to 5 it seems there was the focus on each of those in the book, even though all of them are involved in each book.

    • Each book has the same formula or set-up, but they are enjoyable to read and it stays a solid series. I mostly read series nowadays, although I don’t read them in a row usually. Like with this series I probably won’t read the next book until a month or so later. The covers for this series are great too!

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