Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her "last chance" home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her coworker. The man she loves. But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.
When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.
©2015 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2016 Tantor
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"Great story... Some scenes not for kids"
Sometimes I wish that there was a content rating system for books, like we have for movies. This book is full of action and great characters but includes detailed intimacy. Just thought I would pass that on...
"I LOVE this audiobook"
I read the book and listened to the audio and fell in love all over again.
Amy Landon's Sprig is wonderful. Can't wait until the while series can be heard! Stacey's books belong here!!!!
"Good Fae Entertainment"
I definitely was eager to listen to this book daily. There was a lot of character development, but at times a bit monotonous. There was some nice sexual tension between the characters which I hope gets resolved in the second book, along with more magic use. Overall, a good read.
"Ok, stick with this series.... It gets incredible."
The story was good, and the narration was interesting. I got annoyed with Zoe at times, and SPRIG!!! always interrupting hot and steamy moments. That's why I gave this book four stars overall instead of five. I am usually not patient with authors that dangle romance the way Stacy does in this book, but I stuck with it and was rewarded in the second book in this series. This series is a realistic portrayal of a budding romance that takes time and doesn't happen overnight. You will love this book if you like an action and paranormal romance story to stretch out with the same characters over a series of books, and you don't mind waiting for the finger licking romance scenes to come.
When Zoey jumps.
Yes! this one definitely doesn't disappoint!
When Rhyker comes for her when she's in the ring.
Stick with the series, it gets better
"Good premise, juvenile execution"
Very much teenage angst, lots of repetitious xenophobia between humans and fae. Very teen conversation, immature romantic twaddle, etc. Won't be reading this series with my kids.
"A great surprise!"
I picked up this book because I think Amy Landon is a good narrator. This was my first book by Stacey Marie Brown and I positively devoured it.
I would probably lengthen the novel to spend more time on the two main characters. I like books with strong female leads and I believe her character was covered adequately. There was just a level of prediction that comes with these novels that needs a little something extra to throw off readers like me. There is also some ethnic diversity which is great. I wish more authors would do this.
The voices are well done. She could use some work on her male voices but you can differentiate between them just fine. I generally like how Amy carries the protagonist in all of her work so I'm not complaining.
I'm not really sure since it follows similar patterns of what is already out there which are duplicates themselves. I think the only thing that is different about the characters in this book is that there appears to be some ethnic diversity.
Buy the audiobook.
"This book is a must read"
I love this book!!!! Omg I have fallen in love with these characters and feel like I am on the run with them.
If you like the magical world of Faye mixed with adventure and hot steamy romance. This is a must read.
Irritating beyond measure. I couldn't finish listening to this. I chose this book because there were some high reviews. I was so disappointed.
"Good book just not for me."
No. I did not like how the book keeps repeating thing about the main character, it just very old fast. It also seemed to me the author hates men, all but two of the men in this book where not gross pigs. I did like the main story line though.
Saw it coming.
The monkey was the best part about this book.
Only to not finish the rest of the books.
I really enjoyed this book; Fae lore does not disappoint. The characters are complex and relationships well established in this first book.
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