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Rekindled by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Circuit Fae Book 3.5

On My Kindle BR's review of REKINDLED by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
It’s good to be queen. Except when it’s a total disaster.

Syl Skye, newly crowned Queen of Fair Faerie, would be psyched to be the ruler of her Summer realm, except for two things.

First, her girlfriend Rouen Rivoche became Queen of Dark Faerie, the Winter realm. That would be great except the Winter realm’s always been at war with Summer. By tradition, that makes Rouen Syl’s mortal enemy.

That said, love can break past old hatred, right? Especially with a new foe about to attack them both.

Ah, no.

Which brings us to Syl’s second problem. Rouen’s under a dark spell and doesn’t remember Syl, their lives, their love. Worse, if Syl doesn’t break the spell by the next new moon, Rouen will forget her forever.

To defeat their foe, it’ll take two soul-bound queens whose hearts and minds act as one. Trouble is, no one has ever broken the dark spell Rouen suffers from.

Good thing Syl isn't the type of queen who gives up easily.
Source: I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, LGBTQIAPK
Pub. Date: March 26, 2019

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Review

Rekindled picks up where Inimical left off. This means that Rouen doesn't remember that she's Fae, Queen of the Dark Fae, or her relationship with Syl. She thinks she's a rockstar on tour who is having a nervous breakdown or something because she's been having strange dreams and feels drawn to a red-headed fan who has been stalking her. What she doesn't realize is the red-head who is stalking her is Syl, the Queen of the Light Fae and her girlfriend.

Syl is desperately trying to find a loophole to prevent Rouen's memory loss from becoming permanent; however, the once pesky pocket puca, Miss Jardin, is revealing her true power and a grand scheme to control the Dark Fae. A grand scheme that threatens the balance between light and dark as well as Syl's Glamma and thousands of mortals.

The witty banter and heart-melting moments are still present, but there is a sense of urgency and underlying gravity in this plot as the two heroines are under pressure to avert disaster. Don't get me wrong, readers will still see glimpses of levity that only Eldredge can execute; however, I think the darker moments in the plot add more depth to the characters and highlight Eldredge's intuitive ability to balance seriousness with levity.

I've been curious about Syl's Glamma since the first book, even more so since the majority of the chapters are prefaced with wisdom imparted by Glamma. I was happy that she made her presence known in this book, and I am excited to see what Eldredge has in store for her in the next book. The Dark Fae youngsters make an appearance to help Syl on her quest to restore Rouen's memory and save the day, even though their assistance is punctuated by bouts of chaos and hilarity.

I expect some readers will be disappointed with the ending; however, I wasn't. Again, I think it demonstrates Eldredge's ability to convey a sense of gravity and it appeals to my cynical side that believes endings aren't always tied off in a neat, glittery, and happy bow. If you haven't started the series yet, don't start with this book because you'll be lost. If you've been following the series, I think reading Rekindled will make the next book, Nemesis, even more enjoyable.

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About Genevieve Iseult Eldredge


Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance--where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she's clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.

She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.

GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.
On My Kindle BR's review of REKINDLED by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

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