Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ouroboros by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Ouroboros
Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae #2)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 27th 2018
Genres: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Syl’s a princess of the fair Fae.

Her girlfriend Rouen is a princess of the dark Fae.

Mortal enemies. Girlfriends.

Relationship status: It’s Complicated
All introverted geek girl Syl Skye wants is to get close to her girlfriend. But when you can kill with a simple touch, a normal date night’s not really in the cards. As it happens, Syl is also a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae. Last year after a freak accident, her power Awakened, granting her white flame to purify the darkness.
Rouen Rivoche is that darkness—a dark Fae princess whose power to bewitch mortals is as terrifying as the violet lightning she controls. Rouen is Syl’s total opposite. Her mortal enemy.
She’s also Syl’s beloved girlfriend.
And even though they joined forces to defeat the evil Circuit Fae who harnessed the killing magic in technology to take over the school…that was so last year.
Now, Syl’s touch could mean Rouen’s death. Her increasing power is spiraling out of control, threatening to burn down everything she and Rouen have built together.
Their lives, their love, their very world..

My Review

**This review may contain possible spoilers from book one**
Ouroboros is the sequel to Moribund and part of the Circuit Fae series. 
This book picks up a little bit after the first book ends, having Syl and Euphora prepping for their junior year of high school. 

Unfortunately for both, life isn't exactly easy at the moment. Between having to chase down the damage left behind from Agravaine -- the Ouroboros -- and being unable to touch one another for more than a couple of seconds without Syl's powers going haywire, the girls are struggling to make things work in their favor for once.

Add in Crazy Pants McGee, aka Fiann, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. 
Oh, and we can't forget the new character who decides he's going to throw a wrench into the mix and screw up everything Syl and Euphoria have worked for. Yep. It's complete and utter insanity.

Now, I don't want to spoil too much, so I'll try to keep my review more on the vague side. 

In terms of characters, I feel like Syl and Euphoria are beginning to grow and learn what it means to be in a relationship together. They're both infatuated with one another, but because they're opposites and not meant to be together, technically, they have a lot of struggles and disappointment they have to learn to work through or find ways around. 
Fiann is absolutely off her rocker now. Like, 100% evil times a thousand. I couldn't stand her at all in this book. I wanted her to fall off a cliff and just...go away forever. That's how awful she is. 
And if you remember Miss Jardin from the first book, well, let's just say you get a whole lot more than you'd expect from her. 

Plot-wise, I felt like the story was paced really well. It wasn't too slow or too rushed, although there were times I felt it got a bit bogged down by repetition. That probably could have been a quick fix to tighten up the story a little, but it's not too bad. I enjoyed the story, regardless. Plus, you've got so much going on, it'll kinda make your head spin. That's a good thing, by the way.

In terms of world building, I liked the fact that we got our first real glimpse of Syl's world, OverHill. I also enjoyed getting a little more in-depth with UnderHollow, which is Euphoria's world. It'll be interesting to see how both worlds come into play in the third book. I'm definitely looking forward to that.

Overall, Ouroboros is a fun young adult story that will thrill people who love faeries, LGBT romances, and the first book in the series, Moribund. I would recommend this series. Definitely check it out and give it a whirl. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

I give Ouroboros four stars.

Author Bio:
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance--where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she's clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.


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4 comments:

  1. Great review! This sounds like a fun read and entertaining overall! :)

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  2. Thanks for hosting me and OUROBOROS, and for the lovely review! <3

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