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Fantasy Review – Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries: A Novel


Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries: A Novel by Heather Fawcett

Review by Melissa B. (dragoneyes)


An expert on faeries, Emily Wilde sets off to a small town in Norway in search of the Hidden Ones. It is one more step in the completion of her encyclopedia of faerie lore. Unfortunately, once there, Emily finds she doesn’t fit in well with the townsfolk and it is becoming harder and harder to do things on her own. When her academic partner shows up unannounced, she is not sure if she should be grateful or angry. For one, he does bring an entourage of people to help get the fire going and make the place cozy. Not only that but the townsfolk adore him. Yet, Emily knows he is just there to take all of the credit.  Even so, she decides to grin and bear it. Which is a good thing because she ends up doing something quite irrational and will need Wendall’s help to save the day.

This book was full of enjoyment. I was caught up in the story from the beginning. Things only got better when the fair folk showed up as well as Wendall. There were times that I laughed out load but there are also some slightly dark times. It ended up being a great mix. There was even romance thrown in. I can be the first to tell you that most romances make me do an eye roll but this one was quite light-hearted and gratifying. I am very excitedly waiting for the next book in the series.

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