Is it read-worth? I’d love to one day be able to say yes. Sadly, today’s not that day. I really wanted to like the series overall, but it just felt short to me. My honest opinion is that M. Lynn and Melissa Craven should use these three books as a rough draft for a future series. With a little bit of tweaking, they could have something amazing. They just need to spice it up, improve the interactions between characters, and put some more space in between events. The Queens of the Fae series has the potential to be great. It’s just not actually great.
However, I would also like to say that Fae’s Destruction did stand out compared to the rest of the series. There was finally a plot twist! I loved seeing something unexpected happen. By the third book, I was expecting more of the same every other Faerie book does. It felt like everything was going to be a knock-off.
I never would have foreseen that Brea and Griff would actually go through with their marriage. I expected that it would be cancelled last minute, similarly to other books. I am so glad that it wasn’t! This series has reminded me far too much of other popular fantasy series and I really wanted something about it to stand out. A forced marriage that the characters actually follow through on? It’s at least something new to me.
Plus, I find the concept of marriage magic really intriguing. I wanted to learn more about how it works. However, the ending of the book really let me down. Spoiler alert: marriage magic felt like something permanent and it ended up having an easy fix. It was disappointing to get such a bare-bones happy ending. I was just hoping for more. An unhappy ending might have been enough for me to feel like this book was finished.
Of course, maybe they’re planning on writing future books. It came across like they were at least considering it. I’m hoping if they do they can revisit the descriptions of how fae magic works. I wanted more details during the entire series. The descriptions and explanations we got seemed half-hearted. For example, Brea was barely trained and yet could fight off the strongest Fae Queen. It seemed unrealistic even for a fantasy book.
And, if she is really that strong, I’d really like for them to tackle the dangers of that. There must be a reason that the different magics don’t mix. Brea was utterly unique in having blood from multiple magical countries. Why is that? Is there something dangerous about mixing magics? What will that mean for her future children? Will their magic overpower them? I want to know more.
All in all, this series has a lot of potential. It just needs more work, more details, and better writing. I hope M. Lynn and Melissa Craven continue growing as writers (Fae’s Destruction was much better than the beginning of the series) and release new books. Heck, I kind of want them to rewrite this one! Give me more!
Back of the Book (Amazon.com)
Brea Robinson is a prisoner.
Granted, her prison has gilded halls, servants, and an aunt intent on throwing a lavish wedding. A wedding for Brea. Fae marriages are unbreakable, everlasting.
As Brea barrels toward her forever prison in a marriage to a man she doesn’t love, the three Fae kingdoms are thrown into turmoil. But no matter how close Queen Regan’s enemies get, it won’t be enough to save Brea from the fate she chose.
Some sacrifices result in death. Others only make you wish for death.
Brea didn’t surrender herself to the powerful Fargelsi Queen for nothing. She saved her best friend and found the missing princess. She said goodbye to the man she loved so he could reclaim his throne.
Everything has a purpose, everyone has a role to play and if marrying the wrong brother is hers, at least she’ll help bring an end to this war.
Because Queen Regan O’Rourke might be family, but her rule is over.
It’s time for a new generation to unite the Fae.
Book three in the Queens of the Fae Series, click now to be transported into a world where some love is nothing more than magic, some love is an unbreakable bond, and some love is nothing at all.