For my second post of the day I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for the magical Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orbit Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.
About the book:
Enter the world of the hidden folk – and discover the most whimsical, enchanting and heart-warming tale you’ll read this year, featuring the intrepid Emily Wilde. . .
Emily Wilde is good at many things: she is the foremost expert on the study of faeries; she is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encylopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people
So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby
But as Emily gets closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones – the most elusive of all faeries – she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all – her own heart.
About the author:
Heather Fawcett is the author of the middle grade novels Ember and the Ice Dragons and The Language of Ghosts, as well as the young adult series Even the Darkest Stars. She has a master’s degree in English literature and has worked as an archaeologist, photographer, technical writer, and backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theater festival. She lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett is a charming tale that had me captivated from beginning to end. It is the enchanting story of the intrepid Emily Wilde, an expert on the study of faeries who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But as good as she is at researching the magical world of faeries, Emily is not very good when it comes to other people.
A quirky character who I couldn’t help but fall in love with, Emily has no intention of becoming friendly with the gruff townsfolk of Hrafnsvik or of spending time with handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby. But as Emily becomes ever closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones, she finds herself caught up in another mystery. Who is the dashing Wendell Bambleby? And what is is it that he really wants?
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. Emily herself is a pure delight and I honestly couldn’t get enough of this wonderful character! Heather Fawcett’s writing is fantastic and her world building is second to none as she pulls the threads of the story together, the darkness and the light mixing together to create a multilayered tale that drew me in from the very first page and kept me completely enthralled throughout.
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries is a breath of fresh air and is a book that I would highly recommend. Definitely one not to be missed! I loved it.
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett is available to purchase now.