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6.27.2009

Review: Faeries Gone Wild (anthology)

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Faeries Gone Wild (anthology)
Paranormal Romance, Anthology, Faeries
Mass Market Paperback (ST. MARTIN'S PAPERBACKS, 432 pages, $7.99)
ISBN# 031294568X
MARYJANICE DAVIDSON “Tall, Dark and Not So Faery”
Scarlett is not your typical pint-sized faery. At six feet, four inches tall, she’s an unlikely candidate for a match made in heaven. But when she ventures to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on royal orders to survey its extraordinary residents, she stumbles upon the one man who just may measure up to size…
LOIS GREIMAN “Pixie Lust”
William Timber is a cutthroat developer who refuses to let a few trees come between him and his next million. But when Avalina—a sparkling faery charged to protect all things green—comes to town, William is forced to choose between life as he knows it and the unknown reaches of his heart.
MICHELE HAUF “Dust Me, Baby, One More Time”
A librarian by day and a tooth faery by night, Sidney has absolutely no time to find Mr. Right. Until she flies smack dab into sexy, sun-bronzed Dart Sand, a man who makes her wings a-flutter…and whose allure could get her banished from the Mortal Realm.
LEANDRA LOGAN “A Little Bit Faery”
Tia is mystified when she strikes out on the Luna faery singles scene, in spite of her hourglass curves and vivacious charm. Then she takes off for Manhattan and lands on the doorstep of a steamy firefighter who sets her soul on fire—and shares a strong connection to her secret past.

Author Site:
www.maryjanicedavidson.net


Winged Things (5 stars)

Four Minnesota based authors, four tales of faeries lusting and loving, one anthology full of humor and strange hijinks.

[TALL, DARK AND NOT SO FAERY] by MaryJanice Davidson, When six feet and four inches of counting obsessed faery comes looking for Lent, the Violent Fairy to do the duty the faery king has sent her to do silliness ensues. Fortunately, Judith, the enchanted car decides there's another town resident that this gigantic faery should count and she won't take no for an answer. -- This story HAS to be read AFTER you've read the previous installment from the No Rest For The Witches anthology. It will make NO sense unless you do. That said this story was a bit silly and very weird (as the other was) but if you're in the mood for that sort of thing it's okay. 3/5 stars

[PIXIE LUST] by Lois Greiman, Avalina is on a mission to find a very special fern in the woods of the Pacific Northwest but when a human unknowingly interupts that quest it will change both of their lives in ways neither expected. -- More of a lusty tale, this is a very fish-out-of-water kind of story. I, personally, found it different in a good way and really liked Greiman's writing style. 5/5 stars

[DUST ME, BABY, ONE MORE TIME] by Michele Hauf, When you're the tooth fairy, having a love life can be more than a little complicated. Especially when the rules of your job include a no fraternizing with other night-workers clause and your best chance at some male attention is a premature dusting sandman. -- I dunno what it was about this one but it was so silly it was cute and I loved it. Hauf did a wonderful job of taking fairytale fairies and making them real enough to be great story characters. 5/5 stars

[A LITTLE BIT FAERY] by Leandra Logan, When her living situation in the faery realm gets shaken up Tia goes on an adventure from the Isle of Man to the Island of Manhattan in search of a new life. While there she enchants a down-on-his-luck fireman and gets more than she bargained for in her search for her father. -- This well plotted storyline works really well but the faery elements were very weak and I didn't care for the hero or heroine. Not a bad contribution, just not quite as funny as the others which in my opinion seperated it from the group in a bad way. 4/5 stars

In general this anthology is sure to get mixed reviews. Most I think will be buying it because of MaryJanice Davidson's contribution and thus might be disappointed. If you're buying this one for the reason I did—faery stories for adults, yay!—I think you'll likely enjoy it more. This one definitely isn't for every reader but if you like faeries (not fae, sidhe or elves but pixies!) and can handle the funny I think this one is worth picking up.

2 comments:

Witch Baby said...

I think that the Davidson story left ALOT to be desired.Wish I would have read your review BEFORE I read the book. LOL

Rhianna said...

*hugs* I know eh? I've yet to read one of her full length novels but even I could tell it wasn't going to thrill fans. Had you read the No Rest For The Witches anthology before? I never reviewed it but thought it was terrible overall.

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