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  • Emma Hamm
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  • 01 March 2018
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download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB » Emma Hamm Emma Hamm » 3 read & download Heart of the Fae review ð 103 Through merrow and kelpie lands to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne Born king of the Seelie Fae Eamonn fought battles unnumbered to uphold honor duty and freedom until his twin brother sank a blade between his shoulders Crystals grew from the wound splitting open skin and bone His people banished him. If you want Irish Beauty the Beast go read Marillier s Heart s Blood I was a touch underwhelmed by that one but cripes at least it had some sense of the Irish landscape and historyGod where to start with this oneI ll say what I enjoyed first since it s a shorter list the imagery of geode crystals in place of blood filling wounds is interesting and to me original Some of the uips and snark were amusing most come to think of it just not employed nearly enough Also nice cover art Oh and the concept of the blood beetle plague is suitably horrifyingReally long review ahead Because good books are all alike every bad book is bad in its own way 0 It s part of a perspective swapping series but this part of the plot is actually a duology which means this particular book ends of a cliffhanger btw It s half the story1 Lots of clunky repetitive dialog that didn t sound natural Replies didn t always map well to the last thing said by the person they re replying to making a lot of seeming or actual non seuiturs2 Unclear setting Lots of modern or out of place phrases The start of the book talks about minstrels and guilds which felt Middle Ages but later on I tend to think Victorian period Sorcha crosses herself at one point so it s definitely post Christianization Who knows Women wear skirts and they use chamberpots there s not much to narrow it down beyond that Her dresses fasten in the back but it s even odds whether that s indicative of period or just plain Hollywood derived inaccuracy Is this even Ireland Who can say Why is Dame Agatha praising someone for being progressive See 5 about Sorcha s creepy pimpwhore family You can t have your cake and eat it too If you want to tie your story to reality eg by setting it in Ireland using the real Irish pantheon you can t have a whitewashed modern progressive version of history to suit your needs If you want to have Celtic flavored fantasy you need to do to divorce the story from reality than having faeries be real and a creepy blood beetle plagueSpeaking of misplaced progressiveness I cringed a bit whenever the word deformities came up namely in how Sorcha would use this term to describe the otherworldlynon human aspects of the faes appearances Kind of insensitivite in light the hero and his hangups and also just by the loaded nature of that word really subverts the freuent beauty in the eye of the beholderskin deep thing that ties in to BatB Just because someone looks like a half spider half person doesn t mean they re deformed if they re faerie royalsAnd that s not to mention to the faux feminist let s say fauxminist touches Want to make your character a strong feminist character Have other male characters tell her outright You re useless because you re a woman That s exactly what sexism sounds like in all times and in all places and that s how you know it s sexist it self identifies This is actually one of my hot button missteps because it ignores benevolent isms while also eradicating all nuance to people as people Sexists not great But also usually not so outright either and plenty of women would share the same sexist attitudes depicted in this book which is hidden by having male characters saying women suck That s what makes bigotry so insidious and ubiuitous Sexism is less telling women you re a woman therefore shut up it s telling women I appreciate you re worried about this thing but highly trained people drawn from a pool exclusively male are working to solve it Women s soft hearts are a noble thing benevolent sexism and it s good that you care Don t let yourself get hysterical over it dismissive gaslighting Tell you what if you want to help out so much why don t you focus on comforting the ailing using your natural nurturing touch benevelolent sexism gendered labor belittling contributions as help not work 3 You know how you re supposed to solve maze puzzles by drawing a line through and around all the obstacles and you are not supposed to just draw a straight line from Start to End to win faster Well the relationship building in this book takes the latter option It s a tempting trap to fall into with BatB adapatations it seems you know what beats you want to hit angry intial meeting tenseness some eye opening sensitivity some life saving some falling in love etc and it s very easy to not do the legwork to earn each moment In this case the characters are having personality revelations and falling in love like flipping a switch It doesn t help that daysweeksmonths path and the two leads have a total of like 2 interactions in that time4 Canon Sue main character I know there s backlash against the freehanded labeling of freehanded characters as Mary Sues but Sorcha is exotic in appearance so feisty and sassy wins over everybody not because she s just plain kind but because she s kindest most unusual human to ever be nice to a fae creature and she s the one person in Irelandthe world to honor the old ways at all and all the characters even the enemy go out of their way to sing her praises about how smart and wise and lovely and different and special she is Oh and some Too Stupid To Live tendencies but she s always just so correct in how she handles things how dare you shout at her5 Mixed characterization and creepiness Let s talk about Sorcha s family The narrative goes back and forth between how much Sorcha loves her sisters and her feeling all put upon for apparently being the one sensible person who keeps their household running and no one else could possibly omg And of course she starts off on a bit of a deadline which she mostly doesn t think about Does her family love her back or do they think she s a weirdo like everyone else Who knows What kind of angst is called for on that page She s got all these sisters whom she loves usually but literally only 2 of the 13 are named or described One is the cutesy sweetheart and the other is the older sterner type Apparently there s a set of twins That s it That s what we know about this big creepy whored out family that is totally so close and functional Totally Her family is a bunch of orphans apparently picked off the street and turned into prostitutes And oh they blub about how nice and gentle their Papa pimp is and another man might not be as nice to them but they are girls raised to be prostitutes Sorcha eyes the marks on the wall where she tracked the heightgrowth of one girl who is now a prostitute Ack ack ack ack And Sorcha special Sorcha is the one girl the pimp picked out as too good to be a whore ergo she gets to focus on herbal lorebook learning The author tries to minimize this by being weirdly sex positive not that sex positivity is weird in general just in this particular case about how they re just hard working girls when they aren t frivolous burdens ahem but uh no that s not what prostitution is typically like and especially not in this uasi historical setting we re apparently in Also undermined by Sorcha being singled out for non whore work because she s So Special For some reason the author and by extent the sisters seem to labor under the misapprenhension that a whore would ever even have the option of marrying a nobleman who came in as a john And that whenif that happened the prostitute in uestion was indifferent to the idea the former sex worker would still be visiting them all This is a book with fairies and mermaids and magic and that s probably the most fantastic element of all Why does it feel like we re supposed to look down on Dame Agatha for never visiting the brothel to get her midwifery needs tended Again if we re in a chamberpot period of history there were a lot of very clear very conservative class lines about those kinds of things Chances are Agatha wouldn t dream of using a widwife who also tended to prostitutes if she could help it6 Disney s BatB adapatation is the elephant in the room for telling this story and it s something authors have to choose to work with or around either finding entirely new spins or hewing closer to the original materials and dropping in homages as desired This tale I feel had some good loose adaptation feelings eg the lead is still trying to save her father but not from captivity but I got way too many Disney winks GeraltGaston OonaMrs Potts the enchanted mirror with a rose motif I did like the snark about that though the torn painting the servants bringing the heroine out of her cell to wine and dine her there was even a scene early in the book that reminded me of Belle s stroll through town with the Bonjour lyricsGood news if you ve made it this far if you need convincing apparently I made well over 100 notes and highlights wherever things bugged me So I ve got that going for me which is nice Gray read Marillier s Heart s Blood I was a touch underwhelmed by that one but cripes at least it had some sense of the Irish landscape and historyGod where to start with this oneI ll say what I enjoyed first since it s a shorter list the imagery of geode crystals in place of blood filling wounds is interesting and to me original Some of the uips and snark were amusing most come to think of it just not employed nearly enough Also nice cover art Oh and the concept of the blood beetle plague is suitably horrifyingReally long Englands Krone review ahead Because good books are all alike every bad book is bad in its own way 0 It s part of a perspective swapping series but this part of the plot is actually a duology which means this particular book ends of a cliffhanger btw It s half the story1 Lots of clunky Unleashed repetitive dialog that didn t sound natural Replies didn t always map well to the last thing said by the person they Marc Chagall Coloring Book re Raining Cats Dogs A Melanie Travis Mystery replying to making a lot of seeming or actual non seuiturs2 Unclear setting Lots of modern or out of place phrases The start of the book talks about minstrels and guilds which felt Middle Ages but later on I tend to think Victorian period Sorcha crosses herself at one point so it s definitely post Christianization Who knows Women wear skirts and they use chamberpots there s not much to narrow it down beyond that Her dresses fasten in the back but it s even odds whether that s indicative of period or just plain Hollywood derived inaccuracy Is this even Ireland Who can say Why is Dame Agatha praising someone for being progressive See 5 about Sorcha s creepy pimpwhore family You can t have your cake and eat it too If you want to tie your story to Schicksalsjahre reality eg by setting it in Ireland using the Az 500 ik emelet real Irish pantheon you can t have a whitewashed modern progressive version of history to suit your needs If you want to have Celtic flavored fantasy you need to do to divorce the story from The Choice reality than having faeries be Strangers in India real and a creepy blood beetle plagueSpeaking of misplaced progressiveness I cringed a bit whenever the word deformities came up namely in how Sorcha would use this term to describe the otherworldlynon human aspects of the faes appearances Kind of insensitivite in light the hero and his hangups and also just by the loaded nature of that word Bürger Grass Biografie eines deutschen Dichters really subverts the freuent beauty in the eye of the beholderskin deep thing that ties in to BatB Just because someone looks like a half spider half person doesn t mean they Lob der Schule Sieben Perspektiven für Schüler Lehrer und Eltern re deformed if they Lob der Schule Sieben Perspektiven für Schüler Lehrer und Eltern re faerie Testtrainer I Tests Mit Spaß trainieren Erfolgreich testen royalsAnd that s not to mention to the faux feminist let s say fauxminist touches Want to make your character a strong feminist character Have other male characters tell her outright You Laufbuch re useless because you Sex and the Dorf re a woman That s exactly what sexism sounds like in all times and in all places and that s how you know it s sexist it self identifies This is actually one of my hot button missteps because it ignores benevolent isms while also eradicating all nuance to people as people Sexists not great But also usually not so outright either and plenty of women would share the same sexist attitudes depicted in this book which is hidden by having male characters saying women suck That s what makes bigotry so insidious and ubiuitous Sexism is less telling women you Rest re a woman therefore shut up it s telling women I appreciate you Räuchern mit heimischen Kräutern re worried about this thing but highly trained people drawn from a pool exclusively male are working to solve it Women s soft hearts are a noble thing benevolent sexism and it s good that you care Don t let yourself get hysterical over it dismissive gaslighting Tell you what if you want to help out so much why don t you focus on comforting the ailing using your natural nurturing touch benevelolent sexism gendered labor belittling contributions as help not work 3 You know how you Arabic 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everybody not because she s just plain kind but because she s kindest most unusual human to ever be nice to a fae creature and she s the one person in Irelandthe world to honor the old ways at all and all the characters even the enemy go out of their way to sing her praises about how smart and wise and lovely and different and special she is Oh and some Too Stupid To Live tendencies but she s always just so correct in how she handles things how dare you shout at her5 Mixed characterization and creepiness Let s talk about Sorcha s family The narrative goes back and forth between how much Sorcha loves her sisters and her feeling all put upon for apparently being the one sensible person who keeps their household Himmel und Hölle running and no one else could possibly omg And of course she starts off on a bit of a deadline which she mostly doesn t think about Does her family love her back or do they think she s a weirdo like everyone else Who knows What kind of angst is called for on that page She s got all these sisters whom she loves usually but literally only 2 of the 13 are named or described One is the cutesy sweetheart and the other is the older sterner type Apparently there s a set of twins That s it That s what we know about this big creepy whored out family that is totally so close and functional Totally Her family is a bunch of orphans apparently picked off the street and turned into prostitutes And oh they blub about how nice and gentle their Papa pimp is and another man might not be as nice to them but they are girls The Petersburg Campaign Volume 2 raised to be prostitutes Sorcha eyes the marks on the wall where she tracked the heightgrowth of one girl who is now a prostitute Ack ack ack ack And Sorcha special Sorcha is the one girl the pimp picked out as too good to be a whore ergo she gets to focus on herbal lorebook learning The author tries to minimize this by being weirdly sex positive not that sex positivity is weird in general just in this particular 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about those kinds of things Chances are Agatha wouldn t dream of using a widwife who also tended to prostitutes if she could help it6 Disney s BatB adapatation is the elephant in the Ravenous room for telling this story and it s something authors have to choose to work with or around either finding entirely new spins or hewing closer to the original materials and dropping in homages as desired This tale I feel had some good loose adaptation feelings eg the lead is still trying to save her father but not from captivity but I got way too many Disney winks GeraltGaston OonaMrs Potts the enchanted mirror with a Heile dich selbst wenn es sonst keiner kann rose motif I did like the snark about that though the torn painting the servants bringing the heroine out of her cell to wine and dine her there was even a scene early in the book that Constructing Worlds reminded me of Belle s stroll through town with the Bonjour lyricsGood news if you ve made it this far if you need convincing apparently 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download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB » Emma Hamm Emma Hamm » 3 read & download Heart of the Fae review ð 103 To a cursed isle for his disfigurement now king of criminals and fools With the help of brownies pixies and will o’ the wisps Sorcha battles to break through his crystalline shell and persuade him to take back his stolen throne This determined beauty could come dangerously close to stealing his beastly heart. Spirits of the East and Air I welcome you into our circle and bid you well tidings On this sacred night of Samhain come dance with us Spirits of the South and Fire I welcome you to feast with us on this sacred night Spirits of the West and Water I welcome you to drink and be merry with us tonight Join our revelries on this sacred eve Spirits of the North and Earth I welcome you to this hall and ask that you tell us stories from ages past Speak easy and loosen thy tongue on this sacred nightI m always looking for faerieelven stories to read so you could imagine how excited I was to find Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm Its a lovely retelling of Beauty and the Beast with an Irish folklore twist Sorcha a young midwife is deep in peril when a plague sweeps across her village and takes root in her father She had always been respectful of the Fae leaving them offerings and praying to their deities so when faced with such tragedy she turns to them for a favor In return Sorcha finds herself sent on a suicidal mission across realms to the Otherworld where the Fae reside It is there she will meet Eamonn a banished king with a curse that allows for crystals to grow beneath his skin instead of flesh and blood He is your typical brooding male protagonist set on being miserable and sulking for eternity Because the Seelie don t take to deformities kindly Eamonn was considered a monster and was tortured by his twin brother so that he wouldn t stand a chance coming king His people turned against him and now he surrounds himself with simpler Fae that become like a family to the wayward prince Together they will need to rely upon one another in order to save her family and reclaim his throne I enjoyed this story The world building was rich and lyrical the characters were beautifully described in their own gruesome makings and the amount of references to Fae folklore made me beyond happy Instead of just using the Fae as her mythical creatures Hamm included beings like selkies brownies nymphs and boggarts And those are only a few I think that when an author attempts to write a story about these specific beings they should always try to include a varying array of them because after all the Fae are only one branch of species in relation to their thousands of kin Its an entire spectrum of earth spirits we re referencing Hamm even touched upon a favorite element of mine the Seelie and the Unseelie Often times the Unseelie are described as the dark Fae usually autumn and winter and the Seelie are the light spring and summer In this book the seasons don t play any role but the notion of good and evil certainly does Lesser Fae are those that don t appear humanoid by Seelie standards or don t appear grotesue enough by Unseelie standards There is a social contract within both major realms and the political intrigue on the Seelie side will throw in a few plot twists that will make you uestion whether you re reading about the right Fae The writing was easy to follow simply put it was straight forward with a sprinkling of poetic moments here and there I prefer emotion and prose in the books I read but maybe I m biased because I still enjoyed this one very much Another slight issue I had with it was the romance Of course I was rooting for the two main characters to get hitched since the first page because of the way the synopsis promises them to be loversbut it somehow still felt forced Thankfully it didn t feel rushed but there were a few times that I had to contemplate why the one character was confessing their emotions to the other when it felt like their wasn t a basis to their emotional ties just yet The plot was decent but you can surmise a great deal of what will happen because this is a loose retelling of a story that has been retold millions of times People even draw parallels to another Beauty and the Beast inspired story that also includes the Fae and yes you guessed it A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas Even though I ve already begun to see people compare the two I will just put my two cents out there and say that while they share glaringly obvious similarities these stories are highly different and uniue in their own waysAll that being said if you re in the mood for a cute romance or like me in the mood to always read about the Fae here s your next book I m currently reading the seuel and thus far it s even better than the first

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download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB » Emma Hamm Emma Hamm » 3 read & download Heart of the Fae review ð 103 Beauty and the Beast meets Irish Mythology in this sweeping retelling of the beloved fairytaleOnce upon a time A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Uí Néill leaving a young midwife’s father with months to live To save her people Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae She must travel across the sea. Unfortunately I m going to dnf at 58%The hero and heroine were extremely likeable The cast of characters were really great too The writing and the narration were amazing But the pacing was too slow for me and I wasn t feeling the romantic connection between the H and h


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