Posts     Comments    

Are You Following Me?

Grab My Button

My TBR Pile

Darkfaerietales's to-read book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Word Cloud

ARC Tour Blog Tour Book Expo of America Chloe Neill Contemporary Contemporary Romance Contest Winner Convention Deadly Destinations Dystopian Erotic Romance Fantastic Fables Fantasy Gini Koch Giveaway Guest Post High Fantasy Historical Historical Fiction Horror Interview Jennifer Estep Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series Mystery New Adult New Releases Paranormal Paranormal Romance Patricia Briggs Review Richelle Mead Romance RT Convention Science Fiction Seanan McGuire Spooky Legends Steampunk Supernatural Smack Down Taking Cover Thriller Urban Fantasy Vampires Waiting on Wednesday Winner Young Adult 12 Days of Christmas (31)
Across the Worlds (13)
ARC Tour (326)
Artist Alley (9)
Author Spotlight (11)
Author Update (7)
Awards (14)
Blog Tour (211)
Book Haul (8)
Book Talk (15)
Book Trailer (7)
Contest Winner (645)
Conventions (94)
Cover Judge (4)
Cover Reveal (8)
Dark Faerie Tales Launch (11)
Dark Faerie Tales Team (20)
Dating Games (17)
Deadly Destinations (139)
Discussion (36)
Event (42)
Fall Carnival (55)
Fantastic Fables (117)
Feature Friday (20)
Fifty Shades of Book Boys (40)
Fifty Shades of Sensuality (16)
Fifty Shades YA Boys (15)
Friday Reveal (1)
Giveaway (265)
Graphic Novels (5)
Guest Blogger (7)
Guest Post (143)
Help Wanted (10)
Interview (91)
Mating Games (19)
Movies (31)
New Releases (80)
Pick of Six (8)
Poll (1)
Publishing News (16)
Read-a-long (6)
Reading Challenge (25)
Remaking Covers (3)
Remnant Chronicles Read Along (3)
Review (2,311)
Spooky Legends (35)
Supernatural Smack Down (71)
Taking Cover (288)
Teaser Tuesday (7)
Television (5)
Throne & Court Week (6)
Top Ten of 2016 (7)
Trailer Thursday (22)
Video Games (5)
Waiting on Wednesday (33)
Who Needs A Hero (30)
Year in the Life of a Romance Review (3)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.

I Belong

New Dark Faerie Tales Team Member: Meet Kelly

Our introduction comes today from Kelly. She answered our call for new book reviewers last month and we are excited to have her join Dark Faerie Tales. Kelly offers her reading expertise and such wonderful insight to her reviews. Kelly is going to do reviews for us and you can read some of her lovely work after this post. Please officially welcome Kelly to the team.

Welcome White

A map of my life would have very few straight lines. I’ve not only crisscrossed the country several times and called more than a few states home, but also followed a bit of a meandering career path that’s resulted in a very diverse résumé. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that this semi-nomadic lifestyle is also reflected in my eclectic reading preferences. In fact, even my love of reading developed indirectly from my mother’s need to remain sane. (It’s honestly not as “Flowers in the Attic” as it sounds!)

While my sisters and friends spent most of summer break splashing around in the lake, I was stuck indoors with seemingly never-ending ear infections. Watching TV and listening to music weren’t options unless I wanted to deafen whoever else was in the house (or within a mile of it) thanks to the cotton balls wedged into both ears, so I was BORED. Which also means I whined. A lot. Finally, in a bout of desperation intended to bribe me into silence, my mother hauled me into our town’s small library. Yet even the shelves lined with books weren’t enticing to me…at first. Then I saw a flyer for the annual reading contest where the winner would receive a sparkly rainbow sticker and my ultra-competitive streak kicked in. Nothing was going to stop me from getting that rainbow sticker (which I DID win) and another book lover was born.

Of course the number of genres in my “fiction addiction” has expanded quite a bit since then. Though the majority of my favorite stories are classified as paranormal romance, I’ve also developed a love of genres I didn’t think I’d enjoy – including science fiction, urban fantasy, historical fiction, and historical nonfiction just to name a few – thanks to recommendations from other readers.

That said, every reader is going to walk away with her/his own opinion of a story and I admit that I’m a bit tough in my reviews. We might not always agree on a review because my ratings are a reflection of how the overall story made me feel. Did the characters feel like real people to me? Does the ending make sense or is it some (excuse the sports metaphor) Hail Mary pass that rings false with everything else in the book? How does the story compare to others in the same genre? Is the dialogue believable?

After all, my hope as a reviewer at DFT is to help you discover stories that are worth your time and money. Hopefully I’ll succeed more often than not  :-)

Kelly (DFT)


VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Related Posts with Thumbnails

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.