A dark twist on faeries. For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen Faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be.
The evil Unseelie Queen and her treacherous allies are around every corner as Shade makes her way across the breathtaking landscapes of the world of Faerie, which exists alongside the mundane human world. Shade discovers her own uncharted magic and meets some of the most powerful warriors in Faerie while battling evil dryads, conniving Teleen guards and challenges on her life with every step in a world where nothing can be taken for granted.
When this book starts out, Alexia meets up with Jack who takes her to the Fairie realm where most this story takes place. There is so much action that takes place throughout the story. You have the Unseelie Queen trying to get Alexia, you have Alexia trying to learn the ways of the fae and to find out who she really is. There is also a love twist to this and what drove me nuts was that you didn't find out till very late in the book who she does love. I was definitely glad to read book 2 right afterwards.
I truly enjoyed Alexia's take on Fairie and her descriptions of both the characters and the demographics was excellent. I enjoy authors that can describe characters or surroundings so good that I am pulled into that world and picture it perfectly in my mind while reading