Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review for Faye Magic by Jo Michaels - 4 out of 5


Prepare yourself. It’s a competition like no other.

Think: The Hunger Games meets The Selection.

The last one standing wins the man.

Meet Morgan LeFaye Woodenson. She has her life planned out. She’ll marry Sawyer, the love of her life, and they’ll run into the sunset to be nomads, surviving off the land, not reporting to anyone, free to live their lives as they see fit.

At least, that was the plan until the imprisonment.

When reagent Orinthal’s wife dies suddenly, Faye is forced from her home and thrown into an arena to compete with every other nineteen-year-old girl in Sector Sixteen for the highly coveted place at his side. If she doesn’t win, she dies; if she does win, she loses everything she loves.

Deception and ruthlessness fill her, and she’s determined to find a way to hold on to her dreams—even if that means becoming someone she never thought she’d have to.


This was entertaining, and as it says in the synopsis, definitely has elements of The Hunger Games and The Selection. When the regent's wife of Faye's sector dies, girls who are 19 years old are taken from their homes to fight to become the new wife of the regent, and Faye just so happens to be 19, so she is taken to the regent's palace where she trains to kill the other girls there. Faye isn't happy about this, since she has to leave her boyfriend and she doesn't want to be involved with the regent, so she wants to find a way to escape, but there are other things at play, so things don't go quite as Faye may have planned, and on top of that, she is finding herself drawn to one of her guards. I really enjoyed all the action and magic use, and the story was fast-paced and kept me reading. I liked Faye alright, but I didn't really like how teeny-bopper she is, but she's only 19, so I suppose it is too be expected, and she does have her moments when she did kick butt! Also, the romance was cute, but there were some weird moments between Faye and some other characters that I could've done without, and I wished the romance felt a little bit deeper in emotion, but I still enjoyed that aspect. There's also lots of cool, strange creatures, and the story was interesting. This is the first book by Jo Michaels that I've read, and based off of this, I would check out more of her books.

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