Bellamy Merriweather Larousse isn't like the other fairies at Harmswood Academy, with her giant wings and their magical dust. "Southern Bell" works as a barista at The Hallowed Bean to help pay her tuition and remains active on the cheering squad, despite her insistence on associating with the unpopular crowd. Every day is sunny in Bellamy's world and every cloud has a silver lining. The only way to upset Bell's stalwart optimism is to threaten one of her misfit friends...or try to take one of them from her.
Unbeknownst to everyone--including him--outcast Ranulf "Tinker" Tinkerton is about to be named heir to the throne of the Goblin King, making him ruler of his fellow Lost Boys and the labyrinthine city they inhabit. Now that the time has come for Tinker to leave Harmswood behind, will he be brave enough to share his feelings for Bellamy? It's no secret that he's held a torch for her since the fourth grade, but no matter how long they've been friends, goblins will always be allergic to fairies.
Or will they?
|Publisher:||Sugar Skull Books|
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About the Author
Kristen Painter's writing resume boasts multiple Golden Heart nominations and advance praise from a handful of bestselling authors, including Gena Showalter and Roxanne St. Claire. A former New Yorker now living in Florida, Kristen has a wealth of fascinating experiences from which to flavor her stories, including time spent working in fashion for Christian Dior and as a maitre'd for Wolfgang Puck. Her website is at kristenpainter.com and on twitter on @Kristen_Painter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This Nocturne Falls Universe story is a little different. This one deals with the senior teenagers at Harmswood Academy. Yes, teen's first love but with a twist. No Spoiler Alert! The twist is the basis of the story. I'm afraid you will have to read this delightful addition to the Nocturne Falls Universe. There is also some major potential societal upheavals along the way. I truly enjoy stories about a teenager's idealism and/or naivety triumphing over long held customs and/or beliefs. This is a sweet story for an afternoon read. As always with Nocturne Falls, you'll have a small smile on your face when it's done. As luck would have it, there are many more to choose from next!
This was such a delightful read. I especially liked the Goblin King's throne and crown. How they were made out of both worthless and precious metals lol. Goblins bring a whole new meaning to "hoarding". I loved Bellamy and Tinker both. I can't wait to see what this author writes next in the NFU.