Book Title: The Faerie Pawn (Dark World: The Faerie Games #2)
Author: Michelle Madow
Target Audience: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication date: October 30th 2019
Why I chose this?
I really enjoyed how the first one was written and as the games have barley begun I wanted to see how it would pan out.
What it’s about
I need to learn how to control my new magic—before it gets me killed.
As the first ever Faerie Games player gifted with magic from the king of the gods—Jupiter—all eyes are on me. Especially since I won the first competition of the Games. Now I need to send three other players to fight in the Coliseum until one of them is dead.
The two that survive will be gunning for me later. So I need to choose my alliances carefully. And as much as I hate to admit it, the magnetically attractive Julian is tempting me to work with him moving forward.
I should hate Julian, since he kidnapped me to the Otherworld in the first place. But he’s helping me learn how to control my new magic. And I’m drawn to him on a level I don’t understand.
One player will win the Faerie Games and survive. The rest will die.
I need to win. If that means getting close to Julian… then that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
This cover looks more powerful than the last one and she’s showing off Jupiter’s Powers in this. Not quite the wings I was expecting everyone to have. They seem more delicate than how I perceived them to be. Especially if everyone’s is supposed to be a different colour to represent which God chose them to fight.
What I Thought
I’m starting to enjoy the duel POV with Selena and Torrence. It’s nice to see effort going into not only finding Selena but the potential sacrifices the rescue party may have to deal with.
On Torrance’s side of things I actually forgot who the characters were. I knew Sage and Thomas were together but Reed was lacking that much I forgot who he was until more than halfway through.
Things are still a little tough for Selena but the Games are really starting to heat up along with her attraction to Julian.
The descriptions are still on point in this book and Madow is really starting to make me hate Octavia. Especially with what she did in the Emperor of the Villa task but on the other hand way to think outside the box.
I didn’t really get the last chapter but I’m hoping book three will shed some light on it. Either that or my memory is getting much worse.
Have you read The Faerie Pawn? Let me know in the comments