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Guest Post: True Born by L.E. Sterling

May 3rd, 2016 Kristie Posted in Dark Faerie Tales Launch Comments Off on Guest Post: True Born by L.E. Sterling

L.E. SterlingHappy Book Birthday! Please welcome author L.E. Sterling! Her novel, True Born, is set in a future where humans are forced to evolve or die. True Born is the first novel in a trilogy. Twin sisters Lucy and Margot are different, their blood may hold the key to figuring out the virus that is wiping out the human population. I want to thank L.E. for agreeing to let me interview Lucy and Margot! Please check out their interview below to learn more about these strange sisters and the world that they live in! True Born sucked me in to the story with its interesting premise and secrets. For my full review, check back later in the week. True Born was released today, May 3, 2016, from Entangled: Teen! Read the first ten chapters here.

About L.E.:

L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

You can visit L.E. around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon

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Dark Faerie Tales: Hi, Lucy and Margot! Thanks for agreeing to my interview today! I’d like to start off with the events surrounding your birth. Can you tell us about how you were connected at birth? And your separation?

Lucy: We were connected by our big toes. After they separated us we cried for days, unless we were touching.

Margot: Don’t forget the bloody caul. They wanted to murder us.

Lucy: And the birthmarks left over from the cut. Mine looks like a lock. Margot’s is a key.

Margot: (looking at her toes) I like my key.

DFT: Can you tell us about the usual connection that you two have?

Lucy: We don’t understand it, really, do we, Mar?

Margot: No. But we don’t need to.

Lucy: I can feel her, you know. My sister. I feel her pain, her sorrow. Her joy.

Margot: (grumbling) I wish it would be the other way around.

DFT: What is the Plague? How has it devastated the world around you? (What’s the difference between a Laster, Splicer and True Born?)

Margot: Oh, the Plague! The Plague. It’s all ever anyone speaks of.

Lucy: They say the world fell to its knees when the Plague came. But there were other things that were born when death was sown.

Margot: (nodding). Yes. The True Borns came. The Splicers are the lucky ones. They can be cured with new DNA wired in to replace that damaged by the Plague.

Lucy: It’s the Lasters who won’t survive. One it comes on, you’d better kiss your babies goodbye. Sometimes it takes just days.

DFT: Margot, if you could describe your sister in three words, how would you describe her?

Margot: She’s selfless. Lucy is like a bright star, the fiercest warrior. Sorry, I can’t stick to three. She doesn’t know it, you know, so don’t bother to tell her.

DFT: Lucy, if you could describe your sister in three words, how would you describe her?

Lucy: Vivacious. Charming. Beautiful. (sighing) Perfect.

True Born

DFT: What did you think about Nolan Storm when you first met him?

Margot (laughing): He scared the pants off me.

Lucy: Your eyes slide right over him like they can’t grab hold of the air around him. It’s the weirdest thing. And there’s the strange way I sometimes see these spectral things over his head… like he’s wearing a crown of bone.

DFT: Lucy, you seem to have a strong pull towards Jared Price, how do you feel about this connection?

Lucy: I can’t talk about it. I hate him. Loathe him. He’s arrogant, mean. And look at the way he dresses. So why can’t I get him out of my head?

DFT: How does this connection compare/differentiate from the connection that you share with your sister?

Lucy: Margot is inside of me. Jared… I don’t understand him. Why is he such a jerkface at times? But then he goes and does something so noble and wonderful it tears me apart. And then I can’t hate him at all. It drives me mad.

DFT: Margot, how do you feel about Lucy’s relationship with Jared?

Margot: (snorting) It’s about time Lucy’s got a fellow. She’s sacrificed a lot, you know, trying to be the perfect daughter. I like that someone is finally recognizing that she’s the good twin. But is he worthy of my sister? We’ll see.

DFT: Your Reveal Party is coming up, where you will find out if you are a Laster or Splicer, Are you both nervous about your future?

Lucy: Terrified. What if they tell us that one of us is a Laster?

Margot: We’d go together, Lu. We’ll never be apart.

DFT: I wish you luck at your Reveal Party! Thank you for agreeing to today’s interview. :D


True Born

Available May 3, 2016 from Entangled: Teen

About this Book:

Welcome to Dominion City.

After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

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Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

November 20th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Dark Faerie Tales Launch Comments Off on Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily Lily BlueTitle: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: The Raven Cycle (Book #3)

Publication Date: October 21, 2014

Format: Hardcover, 391 Pages

ISBN-10: 0545424968 (Scholastic)

ISBN-13: 978-0545424967 (Scholastic)

Reviewed by: Michelle


There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.

Mothers can disappear.

Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel.

Quick & Dirty: A dangerously addictive read in magic, myth, and love.

Opening Sentence: Persephone stood on the bare mountaintop, her ruffled ivory dress whipping around her legs, her masses of white-blond curls streaming behind her.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater is the third, and in my opinion highly anticipated, book of The Raven Cycle series. After reading The Dream Thieves, and that amazing ending, a reader who follows the series can’t help but die for this book. And as I was given early access by the awesome people at Scholastic, I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm. But let me be truthful – I was filled with anxiety over Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Let me tell you why. And I will attempt to not reveal anything filled with spoilers, but it may not be so easy. Fair warning to you.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue begins shortly after where The Dream Thieves left off. Many secrets have been revealed, and Adam, Ronan, Gansey, and Noah are all in the thick of the mystery of Cabeswater. New characters are introduced, and some mentioned by name only. Diabolical plots thicken, added with delicious twists and turns. “Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel.” That is the perfect summary of Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Going in, you cannot assume you know what is about to happen, because when you least expect it, Stiefvater will just change it on you.

Blue Sargent finally tells her story, at least the story that I as a reader was dying for. Blue has the sass of a southern belle, but the snark of someone much more. Her upbringing is the perfect flavor for her personality, and her loyalty is unmeasurable. I love who Blue represents and how she becomes a foundation for The Raven Boys. She shines in this book, and I got to see much more of who she really is.

While each book has thus far showcased a specific character, the world that each book has revolved around also changes. With The Raven Boys, we had the introduction of Henrietta, Cabeswater, and the ley line. With The Dream Thieves, we delve further into the ley line, but also are introduced to the world within dreams. And with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, we learn about something darker that ties in all the previous places. 300 Fox Way isn’t just an address, but it’s a world entirely on its own. As for the rest of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the setting is no longer about a place, but more of a what. As a reader, I got a larger picture of the world; definitely much larger than the characters or the reader has known so far. Every little bit of information within Blue Lily, Lily Blue revealed so much more. Darker? Yes. A little terrifying? Definitely. Awesome? Oh yes.

Stiefvater knows how to write a story, the world and its culture, and the characters that belong in them. Each character, from Gansey and Adam, to Ronan, Noah, and Blue, have all played an integral part of the series. We have different point-of-views from the characters, but it was never too much or too little. They all had their parts to play in this obsession that we have become to love as The Raven Cycle. As a reader, I have become to know these characters. As a fan, I have learned to live with these characters. And as someone who reads, I have pictured every detail pertaining to this story that I cannot even fathom a moment without it.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue surprised me. I was fortunate enough to have the time to reread The Raven Boys and The Dream Boys prior to reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Every detail from the previous two books were fresh. And the words, pages, chapters that I read in Blue Lily, Lily Blue shocked me. From the new elements to the terrific details, it felt like a thriller, forcing me to anticipate what was on the next page. If I was a nail-biter from being anxious, I probably wouldn’t have any nails left. But from within all of that, I laughed and I simply enjoyed. A good book is hard to put down, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue was fantastic.

I highly urge you to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. You will not regret it.

Notable Scene:

An unfamiliar voice chanted in her head, strident and wry and sing-song:

“Queens and kings

Kings and queens

Blue lily, lily blue

Crowns and birds

Swords and things

Blue lily, lily blue”

Suddenly, she focused. She was calla again.

Now she saw what Maura had seen: three sleepers – light, dark and in between. The knowledge that Artemus was underground. The certainty that no one was coming out of those coverns unless fetched. The realization that Blue and her friends were part of something huger, something vast and stretching and slowly waking —

The Raven Cycle Series:

1. The Raven Boys

2. The Dream Thieves

3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue


FTC Advisory: Scholastic provided me with a copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.


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The Enemy Series Contest Winner

July 27th, 2014 Angela Posted in Dark Faerie Tales Launch 1 Comment »


With the help of the winner is:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will contact the winner. Hope you enjoy the books.


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March Pick of Six

February 28th, 2014 Bridget Posted in Dark Faerie Tales Launch, Pick of Six Comments Off on March Pick of Six

It is time for another Pick of Six. For the month of March, I decided to do a “Green” theme since it is March and I picked out six books that have green covers. They are all different genres because this was based solely on the cover, but they are all YA books. I have decided to include a goodreads poll this month since it was very popular last time. So you can vote through the poll or if you would like you can also vote in the comments as well. The book with the most votes after one week will get it’s own video review.



Which book should we do a video review for the month of March? The theme this month is a “Green Theme” all the books have pretty green covers!!!


Links to featured books:


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The Book Thief Prize Pack Contest Winner

December 12th, 2013 Angela Posted in Dark Faerie Tales Launch 1 Comment »


With the help of the winner is:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will contact the winner. Hope you enjoy the book.


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