Tara of the Fey

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Young Adult

PARANORMAL:  Sailing through the Minch, fey princess Tara enjoys her last taste of freedom before facing her betrothal to an Irish prince—a man she doesn’t love and has no interest in marrying. The smooth voyage takes an abrupt turn for the worse when a group of ornery Blue Men of the Minch appear and brew up a storm. Tara has no choice but to give into their whims when she is swept overboard. Caeden, a fey cursed to live as a Blue Man, can't believe he is seeing the grown version of his childhood best friend. He hopes she’ll be the one to break his curse and allow him to return to life on land. Tara sees the fey man trapped inside the blue exterior, but is she his one true love and the key to breaking the curse? Or will Caeden live as a Blue Man of the Minch forever?

A cute short story, the premise of Tara of the Fey is intriguing.  However, the romance falls flat, the story is all talk and the history (particularly the curse) isn’t explained, merely alluded too. The conflict never really happens either. There is an Irish prince who never makes an appearance, and another girl who doesn’t really rock the boat. The potential in the story is there, and perhaps it merely needed to be longer to fill in the details. Despite that, if a reader is looking for something with the fae or mermaid to read this is quick and easy time filler. 


Sarah Bradley