Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
If you like Veronica Speedwell, faeries, Naomi Novik books, &/ dry wit, Heather Fawcett’s Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries is for you. This book is so winning & fun!
The book is written as a set of journal entries by Emily Wilde, an unruffled, supremely intelligent & research-focused woman exploring a region of Scandinavia for Faerie specific to that area.
But when she arrives Emily realizes that the Faerie there are even more dangerous & imminent of a threat than she first supposed.
Very much without her approval Emily’s charming-to-other-people colleague—whom she believes is part Faerie—arrives to confound her. I mean help her with her studies.
Peppered with an occasional footnote, written in language that’s both matter of fact & stunningly sharp, funny, & captivating, this book had my devotion.
While there are romantic elements they are mild but the relationship between leads—watching them navigate life with each other in their cottage & community life etc—is sparkling & all too delightful to watch.
There’s one more minor element of the plot that I think gets shortchanged & wish had been considered more but if I could have stayed inside this book longer I would have.
4.5⭐️. Out 01/10.
I didn’t record CWs while reading. Sorry!
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