To Kill a Fae

To Kill a Fae Summary

The darkness holds more than just secrets…

Marked for death, Sabine escaped from her home and fled to a human city. 

But the Wild Hunt will never give up.

For more than a decade, she's kept her head down and avoided talking about her past.

Even the best-laid plans eventually fall apart…

When a charismatic stranger arrives, Sabine is unwittingly drawn to him and his power. Keeping her distance is nearly impossible, especially after a life debt is called due and she's tasked with helping him steal a rare artifact.

In order to break the magical barriers protecting the item and save her companions, Sabine will be forced to drop her glamour and reveal her true identity. 

The Fae aren't the only ones hunting her.

And the most dangerous monsters aren't always confined to the dark.

Book Reviews


To Kill a Fae2 star

While there is some cute banter here and there and the plot line, while tropey, does hold some interest, the overall execution wasn’t there, and this book would benefit greatly from a good editor. Honestly, I mostly kept reading to see if anyone would catch a bloodborne pathogen from all the blood magic they’ve been doing, but was disappointed. The author appears compelled to explain and restate every other action or information and frequently stops the story at inappropriate times to go on lengthy world building explanations, resulting in repetitive and wordy writing that flows poorly and a book that should’ve been shorter. Though there’s only a few typos, there are quite a few awkward word choices. I.e. “non-weapons hand” is used instead of offhand. “Little one” is an endearment used by Bane, but he’s her part-time lover, so it’s like if Thanos was sleeping with Gamora. These are just a couple. There’s also a continuity issue where the author forgot the giant hole in the wall and damaged support from when Sabine shoved Dax. The romance aspects are pretty standard fan fiction and there are some issues surrounding consent. Dax drugs Sabine, taking away her ability to consent, which makes all of his physical sexual advances afterward assault. But it’s treated like he just shut her cat in the closet for an hour or something. It’s not given the gravity that it’s due. The chalice is a lame MacGuffin that isn’t used very well. Sabine stops Dax, sensing it can hurt him, but after retrieving it two seconds later turns and offers it to him, and then is surprised when it immediately starts killing him, ruining their heist? Similarly, while evacuating the tavern, she picks up the chalice and decides now for some reason would be a good time to play with magic she still knows next to nothing about and bind with it, conveniently triggering the next part of Usagi’s vision. The ending was especially weird. All throughout the book Sabine has made a point to remind everyone that she doesn’t answer to them. But when pretty much all her friends betray her and collectively try to strip her of her agency and she goes through all the dramatic feels, a minutes later she’s totally okay with them because apparently she knew about their plan the entire time but opted not to do anything about it? Also, though there isn’t a cliffhanger, the entire book just ends with zero plot lines resolved. While I’m not familiar enough with the polyamorous community to address Sabine, Dax, Bane, and Malek’s relationship, this doesn’t feel like positive representation.25


How to Kill a Fae5 star

Thanks for letting me read this wonderful book!! I loved it55


Hope5 star

It was very good I love how you worded the book..I love Dax even though he is very stubborn I can’t wait to read the second book55


Awesome!5 star

I would love to have this series made into a movie or tv series. It’s that good!55


Captivating and Hypnotic!!5 star

**Presented with an ARC via BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.** The way this book opens is astounding. The pacing and poetic prose, the voice of the author shines through in the monologue of Sabine’s thoughts, and it’s all made so much richer still by the 3rd person limited POV it’s written in. There’s a beauty in the darkness Sabine finds herself in; and a glowing enigma in the shadows of mystery that is Malek. The pacing and banter between Malek and Sabine is akin to a perfectly matched pair of dancers gliding and twirling across the floor in a heated tango. Every word draws you deeper, every moment of action captures you ruthlessly to the next until you’re so deep into the book you can’t find your way back out and the world around you disappears. If you like A.D. Winter, Megan Blackwood, Alison Rose, Jessica Feyden, Mary Fan, L.A. Pepper, or Stephanie Rowe, you will love this book!55


Fun and interesting journey5 star

Sabine has been hiding in with the humans with a glamour on. The one that killed her mother is after her and she knows that the Wild Hunt never stops. Now Sabine doesn’t know who she can really trust. Who is her true ally? Can she trust her own feelings? Exciting and fun journey I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.55

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