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{A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus Edition – Bks 0.1-3.5: Alexia Purdy}A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus Edition - Bks 0.1-3.5 by Alexia Purdy
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale
Published by Lyrical Lit. Publishing on July 7, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 588
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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{Synopsis} – Shade is thrown into the treacherous Land of
Faerie when she meets a mysterious Teleen
warrior made of fire and electricity. Sent
on a journey to obtain a rare magic only she
can wield, she must race against time to save
her new friends from the wrath of the Unseelie
armies. Discovering her own unique magic
and heritage while maneuvering the challenges
of Faerie, Shade must fight for everyone
she loves to keep her frail world intact.

The adamant Unseelie Queen, Aveta, is never
one to be trifled with, and she will do anything
to keep Shade from succeeding. Along with
the darkest creatures of Faerie, the Unseelie
hunt Shade to the ends of the earth to use
her magic for their own nefarious devices and
destroy everything Shade holds dear.

Things are never as they seem in the Land of Faerie.

A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion:
– 0.1 The Withering Palace {Not included in this set}
– 0.5 Evangeline
– 3.5 The Cursed

A Dark Faerie Tale Series:
– 1 Ever Shade
– 2 Ever Fire
– 3 Ever Winter

{My thoughts} – {date entire series completed} – {Incomplete}

A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion:
– {Book 0.1: The Withering Palace} – – {Not included in this set} – {date} –
– {Book 0.5: Evangeline} – {09.30.2013} – This book is about two sisters Evangeline and Jade. They are both fire elemental witches. Evangeline however is part Faerie and her sister Jade is human. This causes some troubles for the girls when their mother passes away and they are left to co-depend on one another. Evangeline {Evie} has bad headaches that her sister Jade helps her to deal with but they both understand the only true way to make them go away is for her to go into the Faerie woods. Eventually she gives in and they go. At this point they both meet a Faerie guy in which they become involved with, however the one Jade meets has an odd belief in what a relationship truly means. If you want to know what happens to Jade and Evie you will need to read this short book. It is well written, it is engaging and it leaves you with a few questions.

– {Book 3.5: The Cursed} – {12.10.13} – This book is about the back history that isn’t quite explained within the actual books in regards to the Seelie King and Quens. It is primarily focused on the UnSeelie King and what happened to him, why he was in such a deep slumber, and why everyone is looking for the Summer Seelie Queen. It is a short little book/story that helps to answer some of the questions in regards to who these characters are and what their importance is in the Land of Faerie. It is a nice quick read that can only benefit the reader with more information leaving them with a better understanding of the storyline.

A Dark Faerie Tale Series:
– {Book 1: Ever Shade} – {12.06.13} – Shade is one interesting character. I mean that in many ways. She is so obnoxious and helpless when this book begins. Her attitude in a whole irritated me. She had this woe is me, I don’t know what to do, I am lost, I am confused – the world is against me perspective.

When the book begins she is walking home from school. She hears voices in her head that tell her she needs to go some place. She listens and she meets this guy named Jack. She sees many strange things that leave her rather frightened. She then decides that she will follow Jack back to his home in order to try and retrieve some answers in regards to her hearing voices and what she had seen him doing.

When she gets there she is told that she is a faerie and that she is the only person that can prevent a war from taking place. She then goes on this journey to obtain some special water in order to stop the war from happening. She learns so much about herself and her family on this journey. She feels like she has been incredibly betrayed because they person she knew as her father wasn’t her father. She learned she is from a whole new world that she didn’t know existed and that she has dominant powers within her just waiting to be trained.

Throughout the journey she discovers herself. She becomes much more likable and she accepts her roll in the new world. She sort of has a coming of age journey I would call it. She changes her entire perspective on life, on who she is and how she views those around her. It’s all different to her and scary but she learns to embrace it as opposed to being afraid of it. There are little clues throughout the book that help you to better understand her and who she is, but not enough to give you the full picture. This is a definite must read for anyone that enjoys faeries and other paranormal beings. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

– {Book 2: Ever Fire} – {12.09.13} – This book picks up right where the last one has left off. Shade has finished her journey and she is back home. She is summoned to go on a trip to talk to a Prince. She discovers that the Prince is the same one that had helped save her life when she had fallen off course on her previous journey. Her and Dylan are still blood bound, however they are able to be apart despite how much it makes them both ache inside to know that they are not with one another. Shade continues going to and from Faerie as she pleases while her mother and siblings appear to be oblivious to her actions.

Soon we find out that she isn’t the only powerful one in her family and a lot of unanswered questions are answered. We find out where she really comes from: who her father was, what his powers were and who his mother was. We find out many other things as well. We find out just hoe strong and ambitious Shade can be as well, there is much I want to say but won’t because I do not like spoilers, however, read the book your missing out on a lot if you don’t.

This book was a wonderful read. It flowed nicely with the previous two and kept right on track. I am enjoying seeing how everything is tied together. Everything and Everyone. It’s amazing what wonderful pictures authors are able to paint in your mind with just their words. Simply amazing.

If you want to know more about Shade, Jade and her Siblings, this book is definitely for you.

– {Book 3: Ever Winter} – {12.10.13} – I enjoyed this book. It was a bit of a change to the all fascinating realm of Faerie. Shade and her family have grown stronger. Her mother knows who she is for certain. Things appear to be going well and in Shade’s favor. In the last book Shade had been kidnapped by the UnSeelie Queen Aveta. She wanted to use Shade’s water powers to help fight the war and well win the war in the name of evil. Shade wouldn’t agree and she was dealt much pain and injury through the process. The Queen’s first Lieutenant, Corb was the one that had been healing her. Some how he had managed to bind her magic to him within the time she was there while he had been healing her. She remembered the feeling of knowing that he had to be one of the oldest Faerie that she had ever encountered and she was right. He was one of the For Ancients meant to rule the world of Faerie.

This book starts with her making a journey to find him. She obviously wants her magic back and will stop at nothing to try and get it. She goes through a lot of trial and error throughout this book, but she is stronger then she appears. The more trouble she finds herself in the stronger she seems to become in the end. She is after all said to be a very powerful Faerie.

This book ends with her trying to regain her rightful position is the Queen of the Scren Seelie Court. You’ll have to read the book to find out all the left out spoilers. What I can say though is I am still in love with how all the characters are tied together. You learn more about the Prince, Brisa, Soup, Corb and Dylan then you would imagine in this book. It is truly amazing and wonderful to read. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.