Back in April, I review Disgraced Fae by Margo Ryerkerk and Holly Hook. This is the prequel to their Fae Prison Academy series- which follows the events of the Nocturnal Academy series. Here’s the blurb (which is the blurb for the boxset it is part of, not for the book itself- I couldn’t find it for some reason!):
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And the cover (which also is just for the boxset, not the book itself):
Here’s the review I posted on Goodreads:
Note: This review is only for Disgraced Fae by Margo Ryerkerk and Holly Hook. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! 🙂
Disgraced Fae is a prequel to the Fae Prison Academy series, and it centers on Peony… a character I really detested in the Nocturnal Academy series! This was supposed to be her redemption story of sorts.
Peony is a summer fae who has powerful plant magic that impresses the vampires. This is what she wants, because she is a huge suck up who wants nothing more than to be in as high a standing as possible with the vampires. She is owned by a vampire who is the director of the Magical Museum of Plant Arts. After a project she completes goes missing, she gets into trouble and sent to a fae prison, which happens to be underneath Nocturnal Academy! Convenient, right? Because she was such a suck up at the actual school, she seems to think that she’ll get out of prison and back into her master’s good graces easily. She soon learns that this is NOT the case.
So was Peony redeemed in this story? For me, the answer is… not really. She’s still cold-hearted, selfish and manipulative, and any time she had thoughts that were less than selfish, I questioned her motives. We do get a bit of a backstory on her and learn that her mother was really hard on her, but still. The fact remains that I just do not like her character, so I wasn’t too invested on what happened to her. Luckily the Fae Prison Academy trilogy will center on Virgie, who is a much more dynamic and interesting character!
I gave Disgraced Fae 3/5 stars on Goodreads!