City of Fae: A London Fae Novel

City of Fae: A London Fae Novel

by Pippa DaCosta

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ISBN-13: 9781408868720
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/07/2015
Series: London Fae
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 59,573
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Pippa DaCosta grew up among the dramatic moorland of Devon and Cornwall, where she now lives with her blacksmith husband and two young girls. With a family history brimming with Gypsy angst and Jewish survivors, she draws from a patchwork of ancestry and uses it as the inspiration for her writing. Pippa is the author of The Veil series and urban fantasy City of Fae is her first novel for Bloomsbury. When Pippa is not writing, she tries to find time for her favourite hobbies, fencing and archery. To find out more, check out or follow Pippa on Twitter.
Born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1979, Pippa's family moved to the South West of England where she grew up among the dramatic moorland and sweeping coastlands of Devon & Cornwall. With a family history brimming with intrigue, complete with Gypsy angst on one side and Jewish survivors on the other, she draws from a patchwork of ancestry and uses it as the inspiration for her writing. Happily married and the mother of two little girls, she resides on the Devon & Cornwall border. She loves fencing, archery and photography and is also the author of a five book urban fantasy series; The Veil Series.

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City of Fae: A London Fae Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Mollien More than 1 year ago
I am not sure if I have read any Fae books, I think I must have at some point in time. When I heard that Ms DaCosta has published another book, I just clicked knowing that I would not be disappointed, and I was right. This is a fast paced story about an American girl living in London as a reporter. After losing her job, Alina, finds herself on a train platform with what she thinks is a homeless person. After watching this man for a few minutes she realizes that the man is the famous rock star Sovereign. Sovereign, Reign, for short is a beyond beautiful Fae. A bad boy that breaks all the rules. The Fae are a race that have made themselves know in the 1970's. They are all stunningly beautiful, with tri-color eyes and a seductive touch. With a touch, a Fae can steal a humans draiocht, an energy that humans possess and the Fae need to live. Alina is drawn to Sovereign and his seductive touch. Realizing that he is hurt, Alina offers her help. Maybe she could use him, find out his secretes and get her job back as a reporter. Everything goes wrong when Sovereign touches her, breaking the first part of the Trinity laws: Look but don't touch. Touch but don't feel. Feel, but never ever love. Reign touches Alina to steal her draiocht to heal himself. That is when he realizes that there is more to Alina. The two of them come together in many unexpected twists to save London from the hidden evil of the Fae.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with the writing of this up and coming author. I thought her plot was unique and there is a great twist I didn't expect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Either typos or someone missed the homonyms and spelling errors. But not too many.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Alina is a journalist and she lives in London. Humans share the city with fae and there are certain rules they have to follow, otherwise they'll lose themselves. Fae cannot be touched. They steal essence called draiocht to stay alive. Humans will be able to replenish their levels, but the fae don't have that ability. However, being touched by the same member of the fae too many times can lead to serious addiction and the human's life will be ruined. Alina knows she needs to be careful, but when rock star Reign touches her when he's in trouble she's fascinated as well. She helps him, which is only the beginning of her problems. The fae want to rule the city and one of them in particular is trying to break free, the fae High Queen. She's a powerful ancient being and she needs Alina to make her wish become reality. Alina isn't supposed to go against her commands, but she tries anyway. Will she be strong and independent enough to beat the fae queen? Who is Alina, she isn't quite sure about her own identity yet and needs to fight a dangerous battle while struggling to find out the truth. Will she be able to do this and save the human population of London? City of Fae is a fascinating urban fantasy story. I was intrigued by Alina straight away. She's fierce and determined and she knows how to stand up for herself. However, she misses vital information and therefore she doesn't know exactly what she's dealing with. She needs to be clever and capable to have a chance against the queen. Meanwhile she's also trying to figure out Reign. He's a star and people love him, but there's a lot more to him than being a good performer. They have an interesting connection and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen to them. Alina has to be incredibly tough to be able to beat the evil that's trying to take over the city and her story kept me on the edge of my seat. Pippa DaCosta writes about a powerful world filled with creepy creatures and unpredictable maliciousness. I loved her creativity and her vivid descriptions of both Alina's identity and the fae population are making her story come to life really well. City of Fae is filled with amazing twists and turns and I liked the refreshing way she portrays the fae, they are beautiful but extremely dangerous, which made them terrific to read about. I loved City of Fae, it's a great thrilling story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review: “Don’t you see? You’re different. She’s created life in you.” Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae City of Fae, a new adult, urban fantasy from Pippa DaCosta follows Alina, an American girl living in London, who has recently been let go from her job as a reporter. In this alternate universe, Fae live among humans and are monitored by the FA to make sure that they stay in line and behave themselves. One day, Alina runs into Reign, a fae rockstar, and her life changes forever. When humans touch fae, the fae have the ability to absorb their life-force and bespell them and, basically, it never ends well. Humans become addicted to the touch and then they become crazy and lives are ruined. As soon as Alina is thrust into Reign’s world, she learns that she might not actually be human and, in fact, she might not even really BE. She’s chased around by a horrible spider queen and there are a ton of spiders following her EVERYWHERE, and the whole things is just kind of uncomfortable and creepy-crawly. I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t love it either. I couldn’t connect with Alina. She seemed like a bit of a ghost to me, and maybe that was the point, but if it was, I don’t get it. She made many questionable decisions and whined a lot and went back and forth in her decisions about Reign. Does she love him? Does she hate him? Nobody knows. Not even Alina. That being said, it’s clear pretty early on that Alina is in love with this rockstar fae she’s only just met, and there’s not a whole lot I like reading less than insta-love. Considering this book only spans a few days, I just can’t get behind the connection. Doesn’t really seem like Reign can, either. He’s already in love with somebody else. And he’s kind of a monster, which prevents him from being in a relationship with Alina. To end on a high note, the story doesn’t feel OVERDONE. I’m not sure I’ve ever read one quite like it. I’m going to continue with the series to see if it gets better because I can see the potential. Here’s to hoping I don’t have to read about any more spiders in the next book.
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dsubsits More than 1 year ago
City of Fae by Pippa DaCosta American, Alina O’Connor, was just let go from her reporting job in London.  On her way home, she stumbles upon Fae rock star, Sovereign, lead singer of Touched, and hopes to uncover a story to obtain her job back.  Alina gets in over her head, discovering a plot by the Fae Queen to overthrow London.  Alina is an interesting heroine.  She is brave, determined, and curious.  She evolves greatly throughout the story, in ways I would have never fathomed.  I really liked Sovereign aka Reign.  You never knew what to expect from him.  He is a good person but struggles with some of his past actions.  He wants to do what is right but has difficulty where the Queen is concerned.  The Queen is pretty scary.  She would freak me out if I ever met her.  She is not someone I would want to mess with. She is a worthy antagonist. The plot is extremely clever.  I am usually really good at figuring out what is going to happen in a story.  I can honestly say I never saw what occurs in this novel coming.  This is one of those stories that kept getting better as you read it. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  
Sailon More than 1 year ago
My first read by Pippa DaCosta and I can tell you it won't be my last. Alina rescues a fae rockstar from certain death in a train station in London setting in motion an action intense storyline. For some unfathomable reason, Alina is utterly drawn to Reign, the rockstar.  Alina knows she is suppose to stay away from the fae. The fae in this world suck the living, essence, so to speak, out of the humans creating a slave like bond with their victims. Why does she keep taking the risk? She has convinces herself that its the story of the century but deep down there is magical pull keeping her invested in figuring out what is going on.  There is murmurs of an ancient and formidable queen which threatens the very fabric of society. Alina must unravel the truth before they are all under the fae spell. But what she discovers rocks her to the core. Warning, this story is not for those with arachnophobia. Those creepy little suckers are everywhere. I'm a huge fan of fae based books and believed I've pretty much read it all but City of Fae took me by surprise. Lets just say, man I didn't see that coming is a total understatement. Striking visual images jump off the pages in this great fae tale by Pippa DaCosta. I received this ARC copy of City of Fae from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) - Bloomsbury Spark in exchange for a honest review.