Review City of Fae by Pippa DaCosta

9:20 AM

Back to back reviews for today!! This time it's the New Adult UF CITY OF FAE by Pippa DaCosta. This is another title I got from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review so time to see where this one fell on the addiction scale. Read on Addicts.

City of Fae

From the moment Alina touches London's hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in.

Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains … And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.

CITY OF FAE by Pippa DaCosta is another book that lured my in with an amazing cover and promising blurb, especially when it said this was a NA Urban Fantasy and it involved fae. Alas, this one did not live up to expectations. Pippa's voice was very nice and I liked the writing style, but nothing was really grab-your-attention-great.
The plot is a very promising one, but it was never really developed and there were still so many of the typical things that I'm bored of seeing in New Adult. And honestly, a rockstar Fae isn't that original.
There were some cool plot twisties thrown in that I hadn't seen coming, which honestly is what kept me reading.
Alina--I liked that she had to deal with losing her job, then ended up saving a fore mentioned Fae rockstar, Reign. That of course led to conspiracies, secrets and her having to hide from the cra-cra Fae. Alina was one of those heroines I kinda liked, wanted to like, but couldn't connect with. She was fun, for sure, but just not my type of heroine I guess.
Reign was okay, but nothing remarkable to make me add him to my Book boyfriend list.
I liked that the Fae overall were actually pretty creepy/scary. But I wish I could have gotten more of their history and a stronger sense of the world this book takes place in. One of the biggest things that draws me into a book is the world building and CITY OF FAE just didn't make the addiction grade.
There were several inconsistencies that would probably have been caught with one more edit through the book--and considering this was an ARC, maybe they have been fixed.
Overall this wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't as great as I was hoping it would have been. I would consider reading other books by Pippa DaCosta, she had a cool writing style, but I wouldn't really recommend CITY OF FAE.

There it is Addicts. Thanks to NetGalley and the author for letting me read an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

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