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Marissa has always lived in her mother’s shadow—and that needs to change… Paralegal Marissa Salgado is a quiet woman, an only child who has grown up in Adriana’s long shadow. When she meets and falls in love with Esteban, a fellow employee at the law firm, Marissa finally starts to break free from her shell. While Marissa’s mother is overjoyed to see her daughter happy andMarissa has always lived in her mother’s shadow—and that needs to change… Paralegal Marissa Salgado is a quiet woman, an only child who has grown up in Adriana’s long shadow. When she meets and falls in love with Esteban, a fellow employee at the law firm, Marissa finally starts to break free from her shell. While Marissa’s mother is overjoyed to see her daughter happy and fulfilled, both Adriana and Marissa have a blood legacy that ties them to creatures of old—and love is indeed transformative when it comes to their kind. Esteban never knew his father, nor was he aware of his half-human, half-fae heritage… Esteban O’Reilly had no idea he was descended from the feared Alexander clan, a vicious faction of the Unseelie Court that demanded their payment in blood and sacrifice. When Esteban dies in a car accident, the women in his life are shattered, and his mother and grandmother are frantic to bring him back—no matter what it takes. Magic has a price, and one life has to be exchanged for another… Answering a request from Esteban's mother, Marissa agrees to spend a weekend at Innisfree, the family's country home. During her stay, she learns the fairies who haunted the O’Reillys for generations have now set their eyes on her. When the extent of Esteban’s sacrifice becomes clear, Marissa must make a choice—the truth, or the man she loves. With her life in danger, will Marissa finally acknowledge those who once swore to protect her? Will her own secrets step out of the shadows, or will she be destroyed by the Court for Fairies?...

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  • Nathalia
    2018-10-27 01:44

    Hoy me toca hablar de un libro escrito por una buena amiga. Siempre es complicado hacer reseñas de novelas escritas por personas a las que conozco porque, sin importar lo que diga, alguien suele quejarse. Si creo que la novela es buena, me dicen que es solo porque conozco al autor. Y si digo que la novela es mala, me vienen los otros conocidos del autor a criticarme. Pero haré como siempre y les daré mi opinión sin censura ni filtros.Lo primero que quiero decir es que la sinopsis no le hace justicia a la trama ni por casualidad. Los paratextos en general apuntan a una novela paranormal, romántica y para adolescentes. Y sin embargo, la trama no podría alejarse más de ese concepto. Me parece un grave error que el libro de una imagen tan diferente a lo que realmente es.Cuando vi la tapa por primera vez, pensé que iba a ser otra historia parecida a Cazadores de sombras (ya saben: chica medio tonta que conoce al chico mágico y queda atrapada en su mundo). Pero no fue así.Luego, leí la sinopsis y hasta me imaginé que iba a estar narrada en primera persona por la protagonista para contarnos su romance. Me volví a equivocar. Cuando me enteré que combinaba hadas y vampiros, me reí al pensar que sería un fanfic de cómo Tinkerbell y Drácula se convertían en los padres de Edward Cullen (?). Por suerte, la trama no tenía nada que ver con eso jajajaja.Por último, supuse que sería un romance paranormal entre un hada y un vampiro adolescentes. DE NUEVO, mi suposición no podría haber estado más alejada de la realidad. Y ME ALEGRA.Un aspecto que quisiera destacar es la estructura de la novela. En un presente en el que los lectores están acostumbrados al desarrollo lineal, Lynn nos presenta una telaraña. El comienzo de la historia, en "aquí y ahora" lo ubicamos en el centro. Luego, los capítulos toman diversas tangentes que confluyen en este presente. Cada hilo tiene sus personajes, sus obstáculos y secretos. Lo único que los une es que, de una forma u otra, juegan un papel importante en la situación del fallecido Esteban.Pero bueno, si quieren leer la reseña completa, los invito a pasar por mi blog: https://pardonmispanglish.blogspot.co...

  • Daniela Romero
    2018-10-25 01:42

    Esta es una historia digna de reconocimiento.Lo que me gusta de esta historia es el cambio de la concepción de las hadas como seres benévolos (tipo campanita) y se acercan mas a la mitología que las coloca como seres oscuros. Así mismo la percepción mas Drácula de los vampiros y menos "románticos" como lo son hoy en día.Una lectura innovadora y cautivante, a mi parecer, con un toque de suspenso y terror (no demasiado para los que no somos fanáticos del género)

  • Coco.V
    2018-10-25 04:44

    FREE on Amazon today (11/10/2017)!

  • Ashutosh Moru
    2018-10-29 03:36

    A court for Fairies, is a book that breathes new life into the folklore behind the world of the Vampires and the Firiese. It begins in a world you feel is your own, very familiar, but ends with you rethinking the folktales your grandmother used to tell you. That is one of the biggest reasons I loved this book. It is a book for someone who loves fantasy that is still grounded in the reality of our world. The story is perfectly paced, as it tackles itself from multiple angles switching between the stories of each of its characters, from the harrowed yet lovely Marissa, to the uber confident Adriana. From the Alexanders in the past to their shadows in the present. The author moves through the characters and the time changes with the practiced ease of a race car driver.It never feels like the story stops somewhere abruptly, or is going too fast for you to understand. Even when it moves between the past and the present, between fantasy and reality, it feels solid. The characters are lively and stay with you even after you have finished the book and placed it back on your bookshelf.The author moves easily among the plethora of characters. You feel Marissa’s confusion, and angst, Adriana’s anger and fear. Even the characters that you meet in the tale’s past speak to you. None of them behave in a forced manner and all of their actions seem natural. I believe that to be the hallmark of an excellent book. The lore that forms the backbone of the story feels well researched. It makes use of its characters and situations to give you an insight into a world of Fairies you never knew existed. But it just doesn’t stop there, the story takes you through the folklore of a multitude of creatures who roam the night and visit your nightmares. The Relations between Vampires and their ‘offspring’ is perfectly detailed. The lore really gives this book its soul, because it makes it feel real and ultimately relatable. I think this is something that not all fantasy readers crave, but I do. Some element that is relatable in any fantasy story makes it much more fun to read. As a conclusion, I would say A Court for Fairies is a strong contender to join my top ten list of books. It has characters who speak to me, a story that moves at a brisk pace, and a lore that makes me want to read more. It is safe to say, that is what I always look for in every book I buy. I would strongly suggest this book to anyone who loves Fantasy, mixed with a dash of Horror. If you like to read about the stories of Vampires, Fairies that spring from the deep lore behind them, then this is a book for you!

  • Nyhterides
    2018-10-29 04:48

    The glamour of myths and magic has always been whispered in books. Age-old creatures have always dwelt among mortals, masquerading as humans. When Marissa and Esteban fell in love, they set a chain reaction that made both Fae and vampyres clash in a battle of life, dominance and death. It is only after the loss of her beloved Esteban O’Reilly that century old legends come to light in present day New York, their whispers find their way to Marissa Salgado 's ears speaking to her about desperate things. Love can sometimes be of beautiful things. But love is something of blood and power in the dark hearts of vampyres and Faes. How far will they go to gain what they desire? Cruel yet beautiful fairies covet Marissa for their own selfish need after Esteban's accident. In a race against time, Esteban's mother, Isabel, and grandmother, Carla, must use the woman Esteban wanted to spend the rest of his life with to bring him back. Blood must be spilled and souls will shatter. Lives will forever be altered. It is in Esteban's old home where the young woman finds out she has been chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice with her own blood and her own death. Will Marissa be able to save herself from tragedy or is it her fate to perish in a Court for Fairies? Lynn S has created a world of wonderment, one that hides behind a fairy's veil and haunts you with its beauty and danger. Somewhere between reality and illusion lies a world of fantasy beasts that will leave you wide-eyed and enchanted. This page-turner hosts a beautiful collection of ancient Fae traditions and century old vampire legends. This isn't your ordinary fairy tale. The end... ...Or is this just the beginning?

  • Nyhterides
    2018-11-03 03:25

    The glamour of myths and magic has always been whispered in books. Age-old creatures have always dwelt among mortals, masquerading as humans. When Marissa and Esteban fell in love, they set a chain reaction that made both Fae and vampyres clash in a battle of life, dominance and death. It is only after the loss of her beloved Esteban O’Reilly that century old legends come to light in present day New York, their whispers find their way to Marissa Salgado 's ears speaking to her about desperate things. Love can sometimes be of beautiful things. But love is something of blood and power in the dark hearts of vampyres and Faes. How far will they go to gain what they desire? Cruel yet beautiful fairies covet Marissa for their own selfish need after Esteban's accident. In a race against time, Esteban's mother, Isabel, and grandmother, Carla, must use the woman Esteban wanted to spend the rest of his life with to bring him back. Blood must be spilled and souls will shatter. Lives will forever be altered. It is in Esteban's old home where the young woman finds out she has been chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice with her own blood and her own death. Will Marissa be able to save herself from tragedy or is it her fate to perish in a Court for Fairies? Lynn Santiago has created a world of wonderment, one that hides behind a fairy's veil and haunts you with its beauty and danger. Somewhere between reality and illusion lies a world of fantasy beasts that will leave you wide-eyed and enchanted. This page-turner hosts a beautiful collection of ancient Fae traditions and century old vampire legends. This isn't your ordinary fairy tale. The end... ...Or is this just the beginning?

  • K.T. Castle
    2018-11-19 06:41

    This is a fantastic first installment of what I believe will be a great paranormal series. The story starts with the death of an important character and how everyone around him deals with it according to their beliefs. At the begining of the story you would think you know the world depicted in the book and find yourself intrigued about the not-so-usual customs his family has, learning later that there's much more folklore that you'd imagine. Little by little you discover the magical world that Lynn Santiago has created around her characters; how it was hidden to simple eye. With unexpected twists here and there the Court of Fairies is discovered and the relationship it has with many other fantastic characters. Soon you are drawn into a complex world and various backstories that create a storyline in the present that involves numerous characters and their relationships; each one with their own agenda. Lynn created an intriguing story that keeps you guessing what will happen next only to find out it wasn't what you first imagined. The action around the characters is vivid and her prose chants to you since the exposition of the story.

  • Leila Adams
    2018-10-21 05:48

    A Court for Fairies is a modern day tale woven with threads of dark fae, vampires, and magic. At its heart, it is a love story, and we meet Marissa as she grieves for her deceased fiancé, Esteban. Through lovely prose, rich with imagery and emotion, secrets about Marissa and Esteban’s true heritage come to light, and we learn nothing is as it appears. Treachery and love are two sides of a blade, and both can cut deep. Marissa is the much sought-after prize and nothing it too valuable to escape sacrifice for the ultimate goal. As the tension builds, we discover the stakes are higher than we ever imagined. If you like your fantasies with a touch of darkness and deceit, where love can transcend even death, and the unexpected leaves you turning pages holding your breath wanting more, then I highly recommend A Court of Fairies for you.

  • R.K. Close
    2018-11-04 04:32

    Vampires and Fairies—need I say more?Court for Fairies is a skillfully crafted dark tale full of twists and turns, lovers, betrayal, broken promises, family drama, and evil that hides beneath it all. This fabulous novel contains two of my favorite paranormal creatures in a clash of wills—one to use and destroy, while the other fights to survive and live free from a family curse. We travel from the present to the past to reveal a story of two incredible families and how their paths intertwine over the years to a horrific conclusion. Santiago’s style and quality reminds me of Interview with A Vampire by Ann Rice, another author and story that I love. I’ve no doubt that we can expect big things from this gifted new author. I’ll be anxiously waiting for the next book and the continuation of this series.

  • Victoria Moschou
    2018-10-20 06:46

    Winning a free book in an online contest is always a pleasant surprise. Winning an amazing fantasy book, with traditional Fae and vampire elements and the modern background of the US though is taking things to a whole new level. And it is truly mesmerising!From Limitless Publishing and the truly talented, aspiring author Lynn S. comes a YA, dark fantasy fiction novel, that could easily be considered a blend of The Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy and the ACOTAR series, yet with a truly original, equally breathtaking and outstanding plot!Taken from the official summary posted on Limitless Publishing website:"Marissa has always lived in her mother’s shadow—and that needs to change…Paralegal Marissa Salgado is a quiet woman, an only child who has grown up in Adriana’s long shadow. When she meets and falls in love with Esteban, a fellow employee at the law firm, Marissa finally starts to break free from her shell. While Marissa’s mother is overjoyed to see her daughter happy and fulfilled, both Adriana and Marissa have a blood legacy that ties them to creatures of old—and love is indeed transformative when it comes to their kind.Esteban never knew his father, nor was he aware of his half-human, half-fae heritage…Esteban O’Reilly had no idea he was descended from the feared Alexander clan, a vicious faction of the Unseelie Court that demanded their payment in blood and sacrifice. When Esteban dies in a car accident, the women in his life are shattered, and his mother and grandmother are frantic to bring him back—no matter what it takes.Magic has a price, and one life has to be exchanged for another…Answering a request from Esteban's mother, Marissa agrees to spend a weekend at Innisfree, the family's country home. During her stay, she learns the fairies who haunted the O’Reillys for generations have now set their eyes on her. When the extent of Esteban’s sacrifice becomes clear, Marissa must make a choice—the truth, or the man she loves.With her life in danger, will Marissa finally acknowledge those who once swore to protect her? Will her own secrets step out of the shadows, or will she be destroyed by the Court for Fairies?"I was hooked from the first page of this book!The characters feel so real it almost terrifies me! I mean, I wouldn't dare cross paths with the women in the world Lynn created. They're all unique and interesting and I really wanted to learn more about each and every one of them! And while going deeper into this Unseelie Court, I felt excited, a bit scared, but above all, bewitched!The way the author introduces us to each and every character of the book is quite interesting. We get to know from the beginning that Esteban is dead and that Marissa, Isabel (Esteban's mother) and Carla (Esteban's grandmother) go to burry his ashes together to the family's country house.Yet, by doing a trip back in time, following the ancestry of both Marissa and Esteban, the dark secrets both families have become clearer. And yes, I know that I've mentioned in my previous review that those time jumps can drive me nuts and give me a headache, but Lynn managed to do that so smoothly and in such an artistic way that I truly enjoyed it!I felt like I needed to know the backstory, so I could truly realise the motives of each character. And once I got to know their motives, they became even more real and vivid to me!Favourite character of the book: Adriana. Because damn I love halflings! What's more, she has this strange kind of humour and this unique way to show everything she feels that she could literally be my spirit animal!What drove me off a little bit though was the abrupt introduction to some characters, towards the end of the book. I got the feeling that the author was in a hurry while talking about the Morrigan, or Phantom Queens, and that she wanted to move forward with the story; which was totally fine by me, since the plot was on the edge at that certain point!Moving on to the world-building and the unfolding of the plot, I have to say they are both almost flawless. And I say almost because, though there are references of this Unseelie realm, I didn't get to see it clearly enough. But probably this will change in the sequel. At least I hope so...As for the plot, aside from some minor details that left me wandering why some things happened in a certain way, other than that it's truly captivating! It is original and it has that old, yet gold class and those Irish references, leading back to the traditional routes of fairies. To me, that was absolutely perfect! Pure art!Finally, regarding the descriptions and narration, there were some abrupt changes of POV (aka point of view) but they didn't drive me off at all. I suppose when I read the book again (because I definitely will) I'll pay much more attention to those details and find out the reason why the changes were made as such.The descriptions were smooth and quite refreshing, creating beautiful images inside my mind, with different landscapes and settings. They weren't too long or too extravagant; just as extravagant as a fantasy novel's descriptions have to be. We're talking about Faes, for crying out loud! They're all in for some more drama every single day!Overall, this novel was absolutely stunning, at least to me! I'm always in for some great fantasy stories and A Court for Fairies was the perfect, dark fairytale I wanted to read this summer!So, 4.5 stars from me to this little treasure! I loved it!I know I'll definitely read the second instalment of the Dark Heralds series, A Curse of Glass and Iron. And it is quite possible that while you're reading this review, I'll probably have read it already!

  • Tessa
    2018-11-19 04:36

    I wanted to love this book, or even like it. However, the book was painful for me to read, with the constant stop mid action or jumping back to the past. After a while, I started comparing it to Lord of the Rings, where the second I'm invested, it stops, and jerks me out of the story to start another person's POV. The story was too jerky, too storytelling, and I was yanked from the story too many times to really enjoy it.

  • Em Myles
    2018-11-03 04:30

    What's Not To LoveI'm not really good at expressing myself in word when it comes to reviews but I'm gonna give it a shot. There are fairies and vampires in this book! need I say more? I shouldn't have to but I will. I could barely put it down I was so entranced with the world that was weaved. I felt like I was there I was so engrossed with Marissa and Estaban

  • Ashutosh Moru
    2018-11-08 09:25

    A court for Fairies, is a book that breathes new life into the folklore behind the world of the Vampires and the Fairies. It begins in a world you feel is your own, very familiar, but ends with you rethinking the folktales your grandmother used to tell you. That is one of the biggest reasons I loved this book. It is a book for someone who loves fantasy that is still grounded in the reality of our world. The story is perfectly paced, as it tackles itself from multiple angles switching between the stories of each of its characters, from the harrowed yet lovely Marissa, to the uber confident Adriana. From the Alexanders in the past to their shadows in the present. The author moves through the characters and the time changes with the practiced ease of a race car driver.It never feels like the story stops somewhere abruptly, or is going too fast for you to understand. Even when it moves between the past and the present, between fantasy and reality, it feels solid. The characters are lively and stay with you even after you have finished the book and placed it back on your bookshelf.The author moves easily among the plethora of characters. You feel Marissa’s confusion, and angst, Adriana’s anger and fear. Even the characters that you meet in the tale’s past speak to you. None of them behave in a forced manner and all of their actions seem natural. I believe that to be the hallmark of an excellent book. The lore that forms the backbone of the story feels well researched. It makes use of its characters and situations to give you an insight into a world of Fairies you never knew existed. But it just doesn’t stop there, the story takes you through the folklore of a multitude of creatures who roam the night and visit your nightmares. The Relations between Vampires and their ‘offspring’ is perfectly detailed. The lore really gives this book its soul, because it makes it feel real and ultimately relatable. I think this is something that not all fantasy readers crave, but I do. Some element that is relatable in any fantasy story makes it much more fun to read. As a conclusion, I would say A Court for Fairies is a strong contender to join my top ten list of books. It has characters who speak to me, a story that moves at a brisk pace, and a lore that makes me want to read more. It is safe to say, that is what I always look for in every book I buy. I would strongly suggest this book to anyone who loves Fantasy, mixed with a dash of Horror. If you like to read about the stories of Vampires, Fairies that spring from the deep lore behind them, then this is a book for you!

  • T.
    2018-11-04 03:27

    I downloaded A Court for Fairies as a free book from Amazon. This receives a neutral rating, only because the book wasn't to my taste. While well-written, with some beautiful and detailed imagery, it read (to me) like a Hamlet novel, but with better worldbuilding. Slow-paced, with a collection of seemingly unrelated stories (told in flashback) that finally explain what's going on- I was enjoying the detail, yet waiting for some action to increase the pace. My 3.5 rating was rounded up due to the descriptive narration, but people who like more action will be disappointed.

  • Aimeé Díaz
    2018-11-03 09:37

    This is a Wow book written by the wonderful and so talented Lynnette Santiago. A Court for Fairies drags you to a fantastic world of fairies and dark creatures so well conceived you'll be immersed in this adventure from the very beginning and hoping for the story to never end. A solid backdrop story, complete characterization and a compelling narrative voice makes of this story an amazing one to read! You'll never be disappointed by this story.

  • May Freighter
    2018-10-31 03:32

    *Received an ARC for an honest review*This book is filled with mystery, in-depth characters, wonderful supernatural world hidden in plain sight, and a plot that keeps you guessing. I really enjoyed this take on the fairies. Too many Disney movies made them into good beings where in the traditional lore they are anything but. Fantasy lovers are sure to enjoy this dark tale.