First Light by Michele Paige Holmes (Forever After Series)
First Light by Michele Paige Holmes
Seventeen-year-old Adrielle doesn’t believe in magic; she merely possesses it, though no one has ever mentioned that her unusual gifts—exceptional speed, a flair for fire, and an intimate knowledge of flora—aren’t things she was born with. When Adrielle starts a fire that burns down the family home, she must deal with both her grief and her siblings’ hurtful rejection.
While journeying to far away Tallinyne, in search of her older, estranged sister—the only relative who might take her in—Adrielle is separated from her escort when the carriage is beset by thieves. Alone, she is thrust into a dangerous and unfamiliar world where she encounters fairies and gypsies, a wild boar, a drunk cook, and an evil queen whose curse is sweeping death across the land. Adrielle also finds love, falling hard for a kind, funny, handsome—and completely unavailable prince.
From the glowing pearls tucked beneath her mattress and keeping her awake at night, to Queen Nadamaris’s curse that seems to thwart Adrielle’s every effort, Adrielle struggles to navigate a world of magic she never imagined, where people she knows and loves are not always what they appear to be. With the glowing pearls—and her fondest desire—within her grasp, she is forced to make a choice no girl should ever have to—satisfying her own heart or saving the kingdom.
Series:Forever After Series
Publisher: Mirror Press (March 22, 2016)
My review First Light by Michele Paige Holmes (Forever After Series)
A good fairy tale. While it had some elements that you could see coming their were plenty of twists and turns I did not expect. Now I have to wait till the next book comes out.
Adrielle is 17 The youngest of 11. Her family is really poor. They live on a farm and there has been a drought for years. Adrielle forages in the woods for food and plants to help the sick.
After Adrielle's family home burns down and she is blamed she runs to find her oldest sister Cecilia who she has never met. None of the rest of her family wants her.
There is a curse on the land, Queen Nadamaris's wants to gain more power. She wants the Princess to marry her son. She is a evil Queen.
There is a lot of drama dealing with magic, gypsies, fairies and beasts while Adrielle travels to the castle. There is romance, with a gypsie, a prince who has to marry to save the kingdom. There are choices to help or to be selfish.
It is a good exciting clean read.
I was given this ebook to read for free in exchange for a honest review of First Light.