Arranged (Arranged book 1) by Julia Crane
Publisher: Valknut Press
Publication date: September 3rd 2015
My rating: 3 stars
Magick’s been restored on earth but it comes at a crippling price. With the planet on the brink of destruction, an unlikely pair must work together to try to bridge together a lifetime of hatred. Will their forbidden romance bring their worlds together or tear them apart?
I received an ARC of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
If you are looking for a great fantasy story, about fairies this novel is not for you. If you are looking for a light, fun read, on the other hand this book is perfect.
This book is a mix of fantasy and dystopia. It is about Tulupea who is the princess of the dark fairies. The novel begins when she has to go to earth and mate with a human boy in order to help repopulate the planet after the devastating loss of life during the magic wars. Tulupea understands why she has to go but she still feels quite resentful about it, and reluctant about leaving her home and all her friends. When she gets to earth however, she realizes exactly why she had to go because the earth is dying and only fairies whit healing magic can save it. We don’t get a lot of information on the magic wars, but we do get to know that the magic creatures and humans fought about bringing magic to earth and that the war lasted for centuries. Now there is supposed to be peace between the creatures and humans but in reality, there is still a lot of animosity. There is a group dedicated to killing creatures and they are making it hard for the fairies to help.
I find it hard to write a review for this book because if I am being honest it is pretty bad. The characters never really have any issues because everything is so easy for them. Tulupea defeats bad guys whit a single flick of her wrist, she makes herself look perfect with another flick and the guy she likes falls for her the moment their eyes meet. There are many things happening throughout the book but at the same time, it feels like nothing much happens at all. The reason I don’t like writing all this bad stuff about the book is that in spite of it all I really liked it. I can’t quite but my finger on why, but it was just fun reading this book.
I gave this book 3 stars because I liked it despite the lack of character development or depth.
In conclusion, I would not recommend this book to anyone looking for a substantial read because this is not that book. I would however recommend it to people who like fun reads and don’t care too much about depth.
Have any of you read this book? What did you think?