See Me

See Me

by Wendy Higgins

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See Me by Wendy Higgins

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy from HarperTeen brings you a Young Adult, modern Irish Folktale filled with magic and romance.

While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he'll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there's more to her betrothal and McKale's clan than she was led to believe.

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants--and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn's family and McKale's clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149249305
Publisher: Wendy Higgins
Publication date: 03/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 223,456
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Wendy Higgins received a degree in Creative Writing from George Mason University, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University. She taught high school English until becoming a mom and full-time writer. Wendy is the author of the Sweet Evil trilogy from HarperTeen. See Me is her first independent YA publication. Wendy lives in Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and their doggie Rue.

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See Me 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in a couple of days because I couldn't put it down! I laughed. I smiled. I was frustrated and I fell in love! This was amazing! As was her other series!
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book was great fun to read!
Brigittehf More than 1 year ago
Irish Folklore is not very often portrayed in Young Adult Novels and this is what makes See Me so interesting. It shows how being different leads to discrimination and brings lack of self esteem as a result. Robyn is the oldest of the two Mason sisters. Instead of going off to college like all her other friends, she is leaving the US to go to Ireland. Not on an adventure but by obligation. Failing to do this could bring danger to her family. McKale is a Leprechaun. Being taller than the rest of his clan makes him feel left out. He has grown up as a loner for lack of confidence and the feeling of not being able to fit in with the rest. Robyn is from magical blood since her parents work for the fairies. When she was an infant, the consort to the king of the fairies took a shine to her and gave her parents no choice in a proposed binding. Coming up to her eighteenth birthday, Robyn is ready to honour this obligation. Although her parents have prepared her from a very young age, she only finds out about McKale's nature on their way to Ireland. Dread sets in, as she is very tall and being betrothed to a Leprechaun is not what she expected. When McKale first meets Robyn, his shyness stops him from showing his reaction. He has always believed that his betrothal is a duty and his duty lies with his clan. However, as he gets to know Robyn, he realises that she is different from what he had imagined. Romance starts to blossom but the Shoe Mistress who is a fairy has other ideas, she wants McKale for herself and she always gets what she wants. She turns vicious and her threats can't be ignored. What she has in mind is completely ludicrous and selfish. Instantly McKale and Robyn are at a disadvantage and have to find a way to twart her plan. The fairies treat the humans very badly and brainwash them in becoming slaves. They use their powers as a means of control. This is an easy to read and beautiful story. It has love, laughter, loyalty, heartache and fun. The difficulties which Robyn and McKale have to face make their emotions feel real. I like the loving relationship in Robyn's family and her interactions with her sister, Cass. The Leprechaun's way of life gives a different insight to the modern world. I really enjoyed reading this novel and hope that we get to read the story of Cass and Rock!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Even though it ended well enough, I definitely wouldn't mind a book 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story and that it takes place in Ireland. I could not put this book down!
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It was funny and had its romance. It was different then other books I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warm fuzzy
CurlUpWGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! What a magical and romantic story! If you like to get lost in the magical world of Leprechauns, Fae and human magic then this is the book for you! Robyn was just a few weeks old when her parents had to travel into the Faerie to give their report to the Summer King. The Fae woman in charge saw Robyn as a baby and decided that she would be the chosen one to marry someone that would be important to the King. As soon as Robyn graduated high school she and her family traveled to Ireland to meet her betrothed...a leprechaun!!!!! Poor Robyn!   Would all the American tales be true?! Would he be a little red headed man?! All these years of looking forward to meeting her man and now she learns he is a leprechaun!!! Will it work out?! Will Robyn fall in love?! I will say I was very impressed with Robyn's character! She handled everything much better than most American teens would have.   I give this book 4 stars!
TheNerdyJournalist More than 1 year ago
For a person that still wrinkles her nose a bit at the thought of yet another vampire novel, I’ve been reading an unusual—at least for me—number of paranormal romances lately (i.e. “White Hot Kiss” and “Sweet Evil”). Unsurprisingly, each and every paranormal romance I’ve read has featured a cocky, typically tatted up bad boy—not that I’m complaining because… bad boys in books are hot. That being said, “See Me” defies everything I know about the paranormal romance subgenre. Coming from the woman who created Kaidan Rowe, “See Me” surprised me by featuring a love interest that was shy, self-deprecating and—drumroll please—inexperienced with girls. Whoa. Overall, “See Me” is an atypical paranormal romance novel. The magical aspect of the book is no more than a sub-plot in the story. The focus is on Robyn and McKale’s developing relationship, which is seriously the cutest thing I’ve read about in a while. Honestly, the romance was the best part of the book. The not-so-romantic parts were kind of boring to read. Except for the soccer scenes; those were pretty fun to read. Robyn and her sister sure know how to show the buys that girls can play sports, too. The Leprechaun clan is old-fashioned with a rather anti-feminist culture; women are meant to work in the kitchens, not play sports or help with shoe making. Yep. I said shoe making. The men are also known to jokingly go around pinching butts. If either of those things or the concept of an arranged marriage bother you, I don’t suggest reading this book. Bottom Line “See Me” is a cute and fluffy read for those days when you just want to read a book that makes you grin from ear to ear. Higgins also gets extra points for not making Robyn and McKale’s relationship all insta-lovey. She doesn’t really delve into the fantasy aspect of the plot though, so I don’t recommend picking up this book if you’re looking for a fairy book. And—I repeat—do not read this book if you are an über feminist.
jacobblackfan More than 1 year ago
great story
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ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
It’s not every day that you hear someone say that Leprechauns are sexy, but if anyone can make them so, it’s Wendy Higgins. And sexy they are in Higgin’s latest release, See Me. Going into this story, I already knew Higgins was an amazing writer, having read her Sweet Trilogy, and I expected nothing less from See Me, but I do have to admit—I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with a Leprechaun. I absolutely gobbled up this story, reading it in one sitting as Higgins entices the readers through two main, down-to-earth characters, McKale and Robyn. Perhaps what I loved most about this novel is that it is a true romance. While both Robyn and McKale are betrothed from birth, having never met, it’s not an insta-love story. While there is instant attraction, Higgins allows time of the two to really fall for each other, spending the entire summer together, wooing and dating–amidst the impending threat of the Fae. True to the faedom, the Summer Court is full to treachery and trickery, and McKale and Robyn find themselves in the thick of it as this novel unfolds. The faerie princess Khalistah was a character I loved to hate, and I was thankful that both McKale and Robyn turned to one another and others for help, depending on their parents and those much older than themselves in their greatest time of need. It was great to see young adults actually rely on parents for a change, and though swoonworthy, this novel is definitely a clean read, which I feel is few and far between nowadays. It isn’t a heavy read by any means, and I highly suggest it if you’re looking for something completely different.
Tween_2_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Ever since Wendy announced this book, I have been anxiously awaiting it. Like some of you may know, See Me is self-published. Wendy's first self-published book, in fact. She had planned to release it last October, but couldn't figure out what was up with the story. Eventually, she figured it out, and she released it on St. Patrick's Day! I got the book as soon as I could and devoured every word! Sadly, my copy was trampled and the cover partially torn off, so I do not have physical proof, but I should be getting a new copy soon! The main character is Robyn. She is incredibly spunky and was raised within a family that knows that magic exists. In fact, she's known her entire life that, when she's eighteen, she'll be married off to the son of the head of a magical clan in Ireland, named McKale. What she doesn't know, is that he happens to be a leprechaun. As far as whether she cares for McKale or not, there is no doubt. She's dreamed of meeting him since she was a little girl. Robyn sometimes talks before she thinks, which makes some conversations awkward, but her character more relatable. For a good portion of the book, I wanted to strangle McKale. I know he was being controlled by magic and all that good stuff, but don't kiss someone else and then expect Robyn to come running back to you. She's too good for that, and she knows it. McKale can't seem to get it through his head that Robyn actually cares about him. He always sees himself as the odd one out. And while he others do think that he's a bit odd, his entire clan loves him. The plot of the book was fast. Heck, I read this in under 24 hours! I would have read it faster if not for the need of sleep and school. Still, I gobbled it up. It was fun and far exceeded my expectations (which were already pretty high after reading Wendy's Sweet Evil trilogy). Wendy is an excellent story teller and I love the romance. This is a standalone story, which already makes it unique, but the leprechauns make it even more special! Please, go out and get this book, I give it five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way Mckale is so shy in the begining then gose like Bam! Then he gets all confident. Go Kale!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a quick romantic story, this is the one. Wendy higgin is great at writting elaborate romances but i feel she just always misses a climactic element in her stories. Dont get me wrong, there is a dramatic event which happens (actually a few) but there is just such a lack of action. The characters are fun, the story is fun but it could have been a lot more compeling if it had some more sense of adventure and such. I suppose the author does what she wants to do though... 3/5 stars
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Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
It was such a laugh out loud and sweet read!  I've never been a fan of the Fae mythology so I wouldn't have ordinarily read this story if I hadn't already been a HUGE fan of  Wendy's phenomenally fantastic Sweet Evil series.  One of the things that I enjoyed most about See Me is how the author was able to blend modern 21st century American customs and culture with the old Irish ones particular to the magical Leprechaun race.  Having a modern day heroine actually be enthusiastic about an arranged marriage to someone that she has yet to meet was another story element that I really enjoyed. Knowing that arranged marriages fail/succeed at a similar rate to that of love matches could be why I personally enjoyed Wendy's take on this issue. The story is told from 17 going on 18 year old Robyn's POV. Robyn is part of a family that has magical abilities and work with the Fae to monitor the Fae's activities in the human world while also protecting humans. As an infant, Robyn managed to unknowingly capture a Fae named Martineth's attention when her parents were in Fae land giving their annual report for their US region. Intrigued by the human infant's beauty, Martineth lays claim to Robyn, much to her parents' chagrin. There on the spot Martineth declares infant Robyn's betrothal to McKale (a Leprechaun) as a favor to the Summer King who holds the Leprechaun race in high regard for their cobbler abilities. Will McKale match Robyn's image of the mythical Leprechaun race? Is a summer really long enough to determine their compatibility? Will Robyn really be able to embrace their ancient way life and live without modern amenities for several hundreds of years? Will Robyn and McKale's pairing solve the reproductive issues that have plagued the Chaun (aka Leprechauns) in recent years? I had fun discovering all of the answers to those questions as Robyn, Cassidy (her hilarious younger sister) and her parents travel to Ireland and stay with the Leprechauns for the summer before her 18th birthday.  There's already buzz that Wendy may turn this into a series and give Cassidy her own adventure. I'm up for that!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, cute romance, for anyone in the mood for something that'll make them smile. My favorite character was probably Cass; she was funny and always there for her sister. The relationship between her and Robyn was adorable. As for McKale, I loved how totally diffrent he was from what you've come to expect of boys in YA, and how genuinly kind he was. He actually reminded me a lot of a guy I have a crush on, so maybe my falling for him was a given, lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seeing Leprechauns in a whole new light! Just wish it was longer so we could see a little more into Robyn and McHale's future. So glad I read this! Higgins is awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nearly perfect read! Can't believe how amazing this book was. It might be Wiggins's best title yet! 
jenababy13 More than 1 year ago
After Wendy Higgins' Sweet Evil series, I instantly fell in love with her books and her writing. I was so sad to see that series come to an end because it instantly and easily became an absolutely favorite. So when I got See Me in my hands I was so absolutely stoked to read something more by her and let me tell you it did not disappoint in the slightest! See Me is a fanciful story filled with all the elements I adore and I literally couldn't put it down.  Irish. Magic. Faeries. Oh yes, such an amazing combo! How often do we get a main boy who is not only Irish, but red-headed, extremely tall, plays a fiddle, and is adorablly shy and perfect in every way? Yeah, not so often, but that is McKale. I couldn't loved McKale more if I tried, I love how his shy demeanor morphed into strength, confidence, and sexiness. Oh and I forgot the adorable accent... unf! I want my own McKale! On his counterpart, we have Robyn Mason, who's family has been blessed with magic by the Fae. Robyn is forced to be McKales betrothed and for once, I was so happy to see a girl who is actually excited to meet her man versus rebelling. Robyn handles everything with strength and class and I don't think these two could have been a more perfect match.  More then them though, I loved all the characters we get to know... especially Rock and Cass. When I say Cassidy constantly had me laughing... it's an understatement. I just adored her and all of her outbursts and side-comments. Rock, whose real name is Ronan... like hello hotness all around. He just was another sexy and fun boy that I loved. These two together just made me smile. Then with Cass and Robyn's family I just loved them as well. The character cast was stacked to say the least.  Overall, I absolutely loved See Me and everything that came along with it. I got my fantasy world with Fae that I love getting lost in, sexy fellas, family, time to let loose, a girl I love to hate, romance, and overall a story to get lost in. Cannot wait for whatever Wendy Higgins next project will be!