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by C.J. Abedi, Mikael Naramore (Read by)

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The battle between Dark and Light is about to begin.

Caroline Ellis' sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until Caroline begins a


The battle between Dark and Light is about to begin.

Caroline Ellis' sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth of her heritage is revealed.

Devilyn is the only Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, Fae draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This paranormal romance starts off with a story of the Lost Colony, an early American settlement on Roanoke Island that mysteriously vanished. Caroline lives on present-day Roanoke and is a descendant of Virginia Dare, a Lost Colony inhabitant. Her 16th birthday sets in motion an age-old prophecy, and the plot alternates between her story and the happenings in the world of the Fae. Devilyn, a handsome Fae, is charged with protecting Caroline so she can reunite the Dark and Light as queen of the Fae. The pacing and tone get off to a strong beginning, but start to taper off as the novel rushes toward an abrupt conclusion. At more than 250 pages, it suffers from long-windedness and a lack of tight writing. While there is nothing in particular that makes this story stand out from others in the genre, it's an easy read with compelling characters that will draw romance fans into the story about a good girl; a dark, brooding boy; and an epic battle to be won.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta

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Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
Fae Series , #1
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Fae 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Fae by C. J. Abedi Sixteen years old, Caroline Ellis, has no idea that she is adopted and the heir to the throne of the Light Fae. Devilyn Reilly is the only Fae to be born of both Light and Dark, son of the Dark King and heir to the Dark throne. It is prophesied that Caroline and Devilyn are soul mates and through their union, the Fae will be unified.  Unfortunately, Devilyn’s father wants Caroline dead and to turn Devilyn to the dark side of the Force (Sorry couldn’t help the Star Wars humor). In order to protect the unknowing Caroline, Devilyn disguises himself as a new student at her High School.  He attempts to fight his destiny and not fall in love with Caroline.  Originally, he pushes her not to like him.  However, fate has other plans, and the two are matched up on a long term history project.  No matter what his current feelings are, he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.   Caroline is a humble loveable character, which has no clue that she is desirable.  Devilyn comes off as being perfect but struggles to believe that he could be good/light enough for Caroline.    I love that Fae was written in a two-person point of view.  It made you understand what Caroline and Devilyn were thinking and made both characters seem very believable.   I love the cover; it drew my attention to the book.  The colors are rich and vibrant; the font is perfect, and the photo enchanting.  I had a hard time putting this book down.  There was never a dull moment.  I can’t wait to see what C. J. Abedi comes up with in the next book of the trilogy. ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a 40 year old lady who happens to love some YA lit - Harry Potter is a classic. This book is not in that realm. While I'm sure that younger readers will greatly enjoy it, for us old folks, the plot is one that has been done more than a few times... and this time, it's not done very well. It has an interesting mix of the old gods (Odin for example) with the Fae... but the plot is one of boy is destined for girl but refuses to follow his destiny, girl hates boy because he's so rude... they fall in love anyways, he resists his fate, she gets into a dangerous situation with the bad guys... story over. Which is also frustrating - why drag this story out? Not every book should be a trilogy, and it seems like this one could have had more of a completed story line within one book. I hate leaving negative reviews, I know that the authors work hard on their books and I do appreciate their efforts. However, I leave this as fair warning for other adults dipping into teen lit. This is OK but it is not great...
Faye_MM More than 1 year ago
COPY This is one of those books that I kind of regretted reading until the series has been completed. Although I had an inkling of who or what Caroline may be I was more shocked on her family history and how closely she was related to Virginia. I felt sad for her what her ancestors experienced due to the rules they broke all in the name of love. I like Caroline's character especially when she's not aware of her hidden beauty and who she truly is. What I like about her is that she was able to trust Devilyn even when what was revealed to her was unrealistic. I love how she loves Devilyn and wants to spend her life with him even knowing what fate decreed for her in the future. As much as I love Devilyn, I hated his decisions regarding his way of protecting Caroline. I agree with Caroline and quote, "But my love, clearly, was of no value". I understand that he wants to protect and that he loves her but he's fighting on doing the right thing. And when the going gets tough he did something more which shocked me at the end. And that leads to a cliffhanger. When I first heard of Tatiana, I had a bad feeling about her and I was right. I wished that Odin explained it to her or told her the truth instead of finding it out that way and instead she's against them now. I also kind of thought that Teddy was her perfect match even if they are both the opposite of each other. Despite it being more on the romantic relationship between Caroline and Devilyn I find that it fits the story well and it doesn't deviate from the problem of the story since they are related. I'm so happy that I read the book recently and I only have to wait a few days/ weeks until the release of the second book in May.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was shocked by how poorly written and edited this was; there were simple grammatical errors and misused words throughout. Also, there were far too many details that slowed down the pace of the book without adding value to the storyline. The characters were underdeveloped with thought processes that seemed either completely stereotypical at points or ridiculously fickle at others. The storyline itself was fairly unoriginal, I found myself skipping more and more pages towards the end and yet I was still able to understand fully what was happening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More plot spoilers ruining the book bragging about their free copy for their so called honest review. Come on ppl. Stop with the plot spoilers. We do not need you to tell us every detail of the story. We can read, and prefer to read it for ourselves. We do not like you ppl telling us a readers digest condensed version of it simply because you got a free book. Stop with the plot spoilers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the twist on what happened to the lost colony. The story is captivating and once started almost impossible to put down. It was a great way to spend a rainy day. The ending is abrupt and definitely leaves you wanting more. I will be putting this on my watch for list and hope it does not take too long for the next installment.
kaitijune91 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book since it tells you right off the bat what is bound to happen and that clearly Devilyn is going to try to fight it. Plus is he a complete hurtful jerk in the process. Caroline has no clue what is going on besides that he feels the constant need to humiliate and hurt her, and that makes me angry. Unfortunately, he clearly will do everything in the world to protect her no matter what, and it turns out that includes hurting her...and himself. I love how this book has a look into the light and dark fae, and what it truly means, and also the mythological beings such as Odin. But thennnnn we get to the ending. I cannot believe Devilyn. It made me absolutely furious.....and absolutely in need of the next book. The only thing that bothered me, is that he was clearly so powerful and unique and that Caroline didn't really seem to have much going for her, but I am prayinggg that gets even better in the next book too =)
CharDixon More than 1 year ago
C.J. Abedi (which actually stands for sisters Colet and Jasmine) have started a new series in the realm of YA fantasy literature. "Fae" is a welcome addition to the genre. The entire story is based in Roanoke, North Carolina and draws heavily from the missing colony lore surrounding it. The Abedi sisters have created some beautiful mythology weaving the Fae into this narrative. Caroline is busy trying to be a normal teen when she is drawn into this Fae world by the handsome and intriguing Devilyn. All of this is because of Caroline's lineage, which she of course knows nothing about. Helping to make this story relate-able is a fantastic set of supporting characters. Caroline has a best friend, Teddy, that anyone would be lucky to have. Devilyn's grandfather is amazing and adds an incredibly interesting twist to the whole story. Caroline's parents are near perfect and the depth of their caring for her is beautiful. Chosen family vs. blood family is a large theme throughout this book. Are the bonds that we choose to create stronger than the bonds we are born into? What is loyalty? In this very crowded field it is hard for a book to really break out and distinguish itself. Fae does this. It provides a well thought out story. The back-story and history are fully developed and well presented. The introduction to all of the elements flows well for the reader. The characters interact believably. It is a well crafted story that deserves to find an abundance of readers. I would also like to add that the cover is beautiful. Simple and evocative. Perfect. I was provided a gratis copy for the purpose of review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off! I'd like to say that I really enjoyed this read. I read some of the other reviews and didn't like what I heard, but I am glad to say that I disagree with most of them. Caroline is your average teen girl. She has her self doubt of herself, especially since she is one of the smart kids in school, she's used to being invisible. That is until Devilyn arrived. (I do have to say I like the play on his name. Devil with the yn added in. Fits him perfectly) He is the new quarterback at school. At first he is not too accommodating to Caroline. But the more she is around him the more obsessed she is feeling toward him. Devilyn is so cool and collected around her, there is no WAY he could feel anything for her, especially since he has the head cheerleader in his arm. BOOOOOOO! But little does she know, he is fighting an even more ferocious battle inside of himself. He KNOWS what their future is, what their real relationship means, and he is trying to protect her from that. But will he be strong enough to resist her love? You'll have to find out for yourself!!! This was a great read! I thought the characters were fun and witty. The sarcasm that Caroline bring forward is laugh out loud worthy. I would recommend for all who like Fae, Fantasy, Romance, or if you just want to try something new! I received this copy for free for an honest review. Thank you C.J. for letting me read your work. I had a blast! And WILL be waiting for the next one to come out next month!
AndreaAbbott More than 1 year ago
Firstly, I have to say that I loved this book. So much so, that when I was half way through it, I messaged the author and asked them to message me ASAP when the 2nd book in the series arrived. Fae is similar to twilight except for the fact that the main character Caroline doesn't become a sullen, hallow mess when things done go her way like Bella Swan.  Fae revolves around Caroline Ellis, Your average 16 year old student. But what Caroline doesnt know is that she is the only living descendant of Virginia Dare (A light fae, who fell in love with a Human) and the Heir of the light fae.  Enter Devilyn Reilly, Devilyn's birthright is to become the king of the Dark fae, but as he was taken and raised by Oden (the current elder of the light fae) Devilyn is torn between who he was born to be and who he was raised to be.  Caroline and Devilyn are made for each other, destined to be king and queen and to align the light and dark. Devilyn swears to keep Caroline safe, as his real father wants to destroy Caroline and any plan to align the fae.  Fae is beautifully written and easily enjoyed! I loved being torn between the love affair of Caroline and Devilyn. The back and forth, will they wont they, is the perfect amount of romance for any reader.  I cant wait for the 2nd book!
nicepuppy421 More than 1 year ago
Easy enjoyable read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book started slow and was very repetitive but once it got going I was completely caught up in the story. I enjoyed the way the story was told by both Devilyn and Caroline's perspectives, I like knowing what they are both thinking. The concept of the Light/Dark Fae Devilyn trying to stay light was very good - I can see him crossing over to the dark side very easily. Caroline has so much to learn about herself that I was surprised that she took it as well as she did. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I would recommend this to YA readers and adults as well.
ysar More than 1 year ago
From the moment she first sees him, Caroline knew there was something different about the new boy. She just had no idea how different he is. Shaken out of her everyday high school world, the otherwise typical teenager learns that things around her aren’t as they seem, and the beautiful boy… Well, he’s the Dark counterpart to her Light. As the reality she knows bursts open with fae, Caroline discovers that her heritage is much greater than anything she ever imagined, and the fate of a supernatural race converges upon her. But... While not a bad thing, I didn’t really understand the mix of mythology. It seems that pieces of legends have been plucked and placed together to create the otherworldly aspect of the story, and I’m curious to see how that all comes together as the series continues. Are all these otherworldly forces and various bits of myth connected? Is all mythology really part of the same tale? Like I said, it’s not a bad thing, just an odd/intriguing thing. The bad thing was the editing. I was so consistently thrown by strange punctuation that I first thought I had an ARC in my hands. Then I looked and noticed the publishing date, not to mention the fact that ARC is mentioned nowhere in my copy, and that’s what I hate about reading books by new authors. They put all this work into a fully rounded story, and then an editor lets them down — something that usually goes unknown until we readers get our hands on it. With any luck, the series will get enough traction that they’ll have their pick of editors for future books. The Verdict... While the story itself is quite different from the Twilight Saga, I will say that it has the same basic plot elements that made those books so popular, so it should have a ready-made fan base. Caroline is an utterly normal teenage girl suddenly introduced to a side of the world she had no idea even existed. Her high school’s insanely gorgeous new quarterback isn’t exactly human, and the attraction is instant. Devilyn, while determined to keep Caroline safe, is in many ways fighting who he is, making him the ultimate bad boy. And who doesn’t want one of those? Devilyn and Caroline are key players in a long-foretold prophesy, one that will bring together the Light Fae and the Dark Fae after a seemingly endless era of division. Devilyn (are you catching on to the name yet?) is borne of evil, a Dark Fae who wants nothing more than to throw off the burden of shadows and begin his destiny with his intended mate. But she’s just a seemingly typical high school girl, not at all prepared for the strange and magical universe she’s unknowingly been living in. All in all, it was a very enjoyable read. There’s the timeless battle of dark versus light, star-crossed love in the midst of magical danger and chaos, and at the heart of it all, a girl who loves a boy who loves her back. For lovers of YA, romance, and fantasy, this story has everything you’re looking for. ***FicCentral received this book from Inkslinger PR for free in exchange for an honest review. Even so, we're far too opinionated to let a freebie influence our thoughts or the contents of the reviews we post here.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want this book to end. Waiting for a sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book a lot. Sad that i have to wait for the next one.
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This is one of those books that is very "teeney bopper". I wasn't able to get through the book because I could not stand the way either character "thinks". I feel the story's concept was great, but it was poorly written. I was disapointed and let down!
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Where the hell is book 2!
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I love the historical aspect of the novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me this is book 1 of a series? I loved this book! Tge writing was good and the story was excellent! But how dare Devilyn be able to choose what HE WANTS! I was livid when the book was over - please write a sequal to this and fix Devilyn's stupidity!!!
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