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Storm Born by Richelle Mead

9 Sep

Favorite Lines: “An elemental made of mud, of all things. Its body was very solid, very human, and very male.” (p. 163)

After expelling and killing many spirits and fey who have crossed into the human world, Eugenie Markham, aka Odile Dark Swan, is about to learn more than she ever wanted to about the Others. She seems to be getting attacked all the time, always by male creatures wanting to have sex with her, and Eugenie needs to find out why.

To make matters more complicated, Eugenie has been hired to find a teenager kidnapped by a fey Lord. (And everyone knows that the fey only want to have sex with their human partners.) Her journey into the fairy world leads her to question her past for answers that will determine her future. A love triangle will present itself, but who should she choose? Can she have both?

Storm Born is the first Richelle Mead book I’ve read and I’m not disappointed. She’s written an engaging story with an interesting heroine. Eugenie was fun and powerful, but realistic as is shown by a major dumb moment. She spent a ton of time talking about what she wouldn’t do in fairy land, but in the end she disregarded her mantra.

Eugenie has a lot of decisions to make, and while they’re not what I would have done, they provide an excellent portrayal of human nature in an urban world. Storm Born is an urban fantasy, but it is filled with romance, enough to satisfy an avid romance junkie like myself. A couple of the characters reminded me of other authors, but I prefer this book over those.

While I won’t be rereading this book soon, I know I’ll read it again before the next book in the series comes out.

Read other reviews at Unbound!, Tempting Persephone, and Words from the Inside Out.