BookView Review: Finding Fae by El Holly

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Pub date May 13, 2021

ISBN ‎ 979-8749991666

Price $12.99 (USD) Paperback, $3.94 Kindle edition

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Holly’s immersive YA fantasy novel explores one young girl’s coming of age journey after she learns about her fae heritage. The summer before her senior year had been a major disappointment for seventeen-year-old Eevee. Trying to come to terms with the pain of her breakup, Eevee comes across a life altering revelation: she’s adopted and a fae. Determined to find the truth of her identity, Eevee begins her search for her birth parents. But the fae realm is full of dangers, and there are enemies who would go to any length to realize their ulterior motive. Told entirely from Eevee’s perspective, the narrative exhibits a lighthearted, conversational tone that is consistent throughout. Holly sympathetically portrays Eevee’s frustration and uncertainty and convincingly addresses her challenges of dealing with her real identity. Despite the light tone of the prose, the novel deals with weighty topics, including identity issues, questions of adoption and identity, self-doubt, determination, courage, and perseverance. At the same time, the story also highlights the intricacies of friendship and familial relationships and young adult drama. The hints of magic are arbitrary and vague initially, but as Eevee begins to look into her real identity, the worldbuilding expands further with deceptions and dangerous fey conspiracies coming to fruition. Sure to please fans of the YA fantasy genre.

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