I bought Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer in the bargain section of Chapters a few years ago. I don't honestly remember when, but I'm sure the premise intrigued me. But not enough to read it right away. And so it's sat in my closet until just recently, when I am trying to actually read some of these books that I bought on a whim. Most of them I'll probably read once then send on their way for someone else to enjoy. I fully expected to do that with Blackbringer.
And then I started reading it.
I think I read pretty much all of it last night. I started it earlier in the day. Then last night I was going to go play Terraria, but decided at the last minute to continue reading this instead. And I was blown away by how good it is.
Blackbringer is the story of Magpie Windwitch and her clan of crows. They travel the world hunting the demons who are being released by the stupid humans ("mannies") who find their prisons (One demon granted some mannies three wishes, so now everyone is clamouring to get some wishes of their own; unfortunately most of the demons aren't as benevolent as that one happened to be). Then Magpie finds a boat where a prison has been opened but there is no other evidence of the demon, not even the dead mannies who are usually left in a demon's wake; all that is left are their shoes. And so Magpie must track the most deadly demon of all right into the faerie home of Dreamdark.
Blackbringer was written for a younger audience, so it's an easy read. Easy, but so very good. It's got faeries fighting demons, magic, adventure, everything! I actually fell in love with the book (i gave it a 5 on Goodreads and even marked it as a favourite) and bought the second one in the series from Amazon as soon as I finished reading. I can't wait to read more from Dreamdark!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.