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by Ivelisse Housman
Pub Date – 1/3/23
I always enjoy faerie tales when some “humans” have special gifts or are rumored to be changelings. I really enjoyed Seelie’s journey as she tried to navigate the human world then other worlds with her new found family all trying to find a treasure.
At the beginning, the author discusses that she, like her fmc, is autistic and wrote the book that she herself was looking for as a teen or young adult. Being neurodivergent when everyone expects you to be a certain way seems impossibly difficult. It’s hard enough trying to fit into all the other typical normie standards.
There were a lot of family power struggles since her new friends were on a mission as well. Seelie and her sister Isolde who are twins have a whole whimsical backstory that I enjoyed but as they learned more may not have been the real story. And Seelie has a hanger on, that won’t let go, let’s see if they end up being useful.
I can’t wait to see what book #2 will bring for these characters!
Iselia “Seelie” Graygrove looks just like her twin, Isolde…but as an autistic changeling left in the human world by the fae as an infant, she has always known she is different. Seelie’s unpredictable magic makes it hard for her to fit in—and draws her and Isolde into the hunt for a fabled treasure. In a heist gone wrong, the sisters make some unexpected allies and find themselves unraveling a mystery that has its roots in the history of humans and fae alike.
Both sisters soon discover that the secrets of the faeries may be more valuable than any pile of gold and jewels. But can Seelie harness her magic in time to protect her sister and herself?
❓Do you have any main leads that are neurodivergent in books that you like?
✨ Love my Aunt and Uncle’s yard. It’s so magical.
Thank you inkyardpress and netgalley for the e-aRC for my honest and voluntary review.
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