Chaos in the Countryside (Novella Prequel)

Chaos in the Countryside (Novella Prequel)

by Astoria Wright

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Looking for a unique paranormal cozy mystery series that's lighthearted and fun?

Settle into the cozy countryside of Moss Hill, where house-elves rent rooms, sprites live in gardens, a leprechaun is the best tailor in town, and a half-elf/half human named Carissa Shea owns a pharmacy known as The Seelie Tree Apothecary shop. Life couldn't be more idyllic for Cari, but healing humans and fae folk proves challenging at times, especially when secrets unfold in The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries.

About Chaos in the Countryside: Novella Prequel to the Faerie Apothecary Mysteries
The quiet town of Moss Hill would be in trouble if not for one daring nature faerie: a sprite known as Chaos. Though she is little, she is...fierce isn't the right word. Spirited is more accurate. She's traveled far and wide to warn the half-human, half-elf Carissa Shae about a danger that's coming to the countryside. Carissa's Seelie Tree Apothecary shop is no stranger to faeries, but with this new arrival, its owner, and Moss Hill, will never be the same. Is this cozy town ready for a little Chaos?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155834113
Publisher: Astoria Wright
Publication date: 10/03/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,829
File size: 828 KB

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Chaos in the Countryside 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line has potential but many opportunities to expand, develop, or improve the characters was lost. This gives a flat version of the story that doesn’t lead to further interest in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanting progress, money and tourists can be a big debate for a small island. When a “secret” vale of fae creatures in habit part of the island there is more than the normal fears at play. Clarissa, half elf, gets a package to help her with the negotiations and the battles ahead. It is a look at Irish Lore I have not really heard before and I really enjoyed the experience.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is not a typical cozy mystery. Its more fantasy, not my genre.I couldnt keep up.I like to picture my characters it makes it more real. There were seldom desciptions. I even looked on Mr. GOOGLE pants to get an idea of what I was reading about. The story itself was okay. Kinda blah. I really dont like to give negative reviews, But, Im just being honest. AKS
Anonymous 10 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was not the book I expected, but, a really well written story. It had a great twist, good characters, and a surprising ending! Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clarissa and Cali are the same person why call her by 2 names. It was so confussing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Was quick and kept you wanting more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That's the best I can say. This book really needs a good proofreader. Contradictory. Confusing. Typos. Wrong words. others used incorrectly. Missing clarifying words, especially, "that." Those sentences I have to read over to get the meaning. Unclear sentences, etc. A little boy has a dark-haired face? She "folded over her stomach." Almost every name begins with a C! Punctuation fair. Grammar needs work. Note: The word "human" is an adjective, not a noun. "She," "someone" and such are singular nouns and need singular verbs. On/onto. Was/were. The author follows today's prescribed ingredients for a novel: vomiting, hair, biting or chewing the lower lip or the inside of the cheek (on purpose! Ouch!). She even chomped down on it once! Crossed arms. Use "sauntered" whether it fits or not. She did omit potty talk! Good for her! No explicit sex scenes or foul language, either! The writing is pretty amateurish. Perhaps, she improved as she wrote. If not, she really needs help. I finished this one only because I didn't feel well enough to read non-fiction. However, the writers of non-fiction are, at least, more illiterate than today's writers of fiction, so they aren't irritating to read. At least, they never use the very illiterate "me and..." as this author did. I, actually, had to think a lot while reading this book: reading sentences twice and adding missing words so that they made sense. No, I won't read any more of this author's books. Dk
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KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
I usually read book series where the Fae are a little more aggressive, like the October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire or The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. So this was an interesting change of pace. So much sweetness in Moss Hill, that I will be interested to see if over time the series gets a little darker. Overall the story was very well written. There were some spelling and grammar mistakes that could easily be taken care of with another round of editing. It wasn’t enough to make me stop reading the book. I enjoyed the plot, and am truly interested to see where Astoria Wright takes this series. I know a little about the Fae, but it’s not an area of expertise for me. So I was pleasantly surprised when I learned a bit more of their folklore. If Wright continues to give us more of their lore in the rest of the books, that will be a great addition to the story line. There is already a bit of a love triangle. So I’m hoping it doesn’t continue for long, and turn me off the series, like has happened for me in other cozies. I had to stop reading Janet Evanovich because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I was a bit confused with some of the writing towards the end of the book, in regards to place and characters. It could be because I was getting tired, or just due to another round of edits. But it wasn’t enough to make me have to reread those parts. I’m intrigued enough with this novella that I’ll be reading book one in the Faerie Apothecary Mysteries, Herbs and Homicide.
CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
a delightful dip into Moss Hill CHAOS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE by Astoria Wright A Faerie Apothecary Mystery Prequel Carissa Shae is an unassuming resident of Moss Hill. Half-human and half-elf Cari runs the town's apothecary shop catering to both the humans and fae who reside on the island just west of the United Kingdom. The arrival of a surprise package starts Carissa on a path that could change her life, and that of Moss Hill, forever. Inside is a gorgeous chocolate cosmos plant...and a nature faerie named Chaos. There's also a note warning of danger for Moss Hill and naming Carissa its protector. What danger could be coming? Will Carissa be able to tap into her Elven powers? How will Chaos help? The fate of Moss Hill is in their hands. I really enjoyed learning about the inhabitants of Moss Hill. Astoria Wright has created a unique world where humans accept the fae and live alongside them. Carissa is a likable protagonist thrust into a situation for which she feels unprepared. The note tells her she will meet fae who will help, while there will be those she doesn’t want to meet. With that warning in mind it's almost impossible to trust anyone and everyone seems suspicious. There are lots of subplots, any of which could lead to this big danger to the island, from developers (always the bad guys in my mind), banshees, and the mysterious actions of crows and ravens, not to mention pixies! CHAOS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE is a delightful dip into Moss Hill and the world of the Faerie Apothecary. With lots of action and intrigue Astoria Wright has conjured up a vivid world. I can still see that stormy night with rain lashing and pixies fighting in the gale. I can't wait to see what happens next! FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book in the hopes I would review it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago