REVIEW: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Emily Wilde is an adjunct professor on the mission of her lifetime in snowy Ljosland where she is looking to catalog the hidden people, faeries who live in the snow and are rarely seen. She is looking to have her name in the spotlight and for once claim the glory of her findings. Her rival Wendell Brambleby is always swooping in and stealing her thunder. She tries to settle in the remote town but struggles with the locals and just as she’s gaining some traction, Wendell shows up and ruins her plans. Then faerie mischief ensues.

Oh, I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. Emily was too prickly. Wendell too annoying. I didn’t buy the relationship between them at all. I liked the information about the faeries but I felt like there wasn’t enough of that, especially in the first half. By the time they got to the second half, I was mostly bored. The language of the read was challenging which made it even less fun. The last 20% reminded me of Midnight in Everwood, which I loved, but it was too little too late to turn my opinion around on this one.

Thanks to Orbit for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

What’s the last book that was a big let down for you?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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