Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: Adela's Curse by Claire M. Banschbach

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Title: Adela's Curse

Author: Claire M. Banschbach

Series: Faeries of Myrnius #1

Genre: Fairy Tale/Fantasy

Audience: Teen


A curse. A murderous scheme. A choice. 

A witch and her master capture a young faery and command her to kill their enemy. Adela has no choice but to obey. If she does not, they will force the location of her people’s mountain home from her and kill her. To make matters even worse, the person she is to kill is only a man struggling to save his dying land and mend a broken heart. 
Count Stefan is a man simply trying to forget the woman he loves and save a land crippled by drought. When a mysterious woman arrives at his castle claiming to be a seamstress, he knows she is more than she seems. 
Adela enlists the help of Damian, another faery, to try and delay the inevitable. He insists she has a choice. But with the witch controlling her every move, does she?

**3.5 stars**

Adela's Curse was a fun, intriguing fairy tale! I do really enjoy stories about fairies, and Claire Banschbach's take on these fantastical people was great!

This is a fairly short and quick read about a fairy named Adela. She lives with her aunt, and her life is going along normally - with friends and balls and the like - when she encounters a deadly curse and her world is turned upside down.
     Will she find a way to protect her people and save a kind count named Stefan? Or will the witch who threatens them all have her way?

So as I mentioned above ... fairies, so fun! And Claire's definitely had their uniqueness! I liked Adela, and Damien, and their friends. The fairies' encounters with humans were interesting. I like that there were griffons and other such fantasy-ish things too! Overall, I found myself quite interested and excited to see where the story would go.

There was some dark magic, only wielded by the villains though. The fairies had some dismal rules they had to abide by. Such as, if they die before getting on the "journey through the stars", they spend an exhausting amount of time wandering dark halls searching for their Creator, or something of the sort. So I wasn't really fond of that aspect.

But overall, it was purely a fairy story, and I enjoyed it. Adela and her friends are quite sweet, and though dealing curses and darkness, Adela's Curse did have a whimsical touch. ^_^


  1. I just got this! I'm looking forward to reading it -- it sounds fun. :)

    1. It was fun, in a way, but there was also a dark theme. But an enjoyable tale overall! :)