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
Writer failed to bring drama and intrigue to the storyline. Really wanted to connect to Zoey and Riker but couldn't not enough detail. If you are looking for a SMART, STRONG female led try sarah j mass or nalini singh books.
"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...
"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
"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!!!!
"*NOT A YOUTH BOOK!*"
Don't usually read these types but it came up in a conversation about a similar genera I had mentioned liking. Lady stated her teen daughter had mentioned liking it...it is most definitely not a book for youth or younger teen girls due to language at the minimum. For the rest of us I was minimally impressed it was actually a good story and I'll finish the series.
"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.
"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.
Started out slow. Kept waiting and waiting. Then it sucked me in now I can't wait to get into the next book.
"Fastest Review Ever"
Seriously. This book had me clenched in waiting most of the time. I have downloaded book 2 even before finishing book 1 because I knew it would be a cliffhanger type of read. First let’s talk about Zoe “HUMAN” as she was often called. Zoe has so many emotional issues, I almost feel like the book needs a break from the story and a fast forward through 6 months of her doing Yoga and Meditation to work through her problems. She is so hard on herself that is it unattractive. No man is encouraged by that. Now to Ryker, he has some real macho issues and lack of trust, even of his own feelings, it is annoying and I truly think he should move past them. So far the author has not revealed what or why he is a brut. Spider Monkey shed some light on the “Viking’s” ill manners, but I think they (bad manners) are unnecessary. BUT I LOVE THIS DYNAMIC! She has tried to do nice thing and show she cares often. I love the reluctant friend and hero complex he has with her. AND I CAN NOT WAIT until he gives in to his feelings. Book 2 better have something for me on that front or I am going to be seriously disappointment. Additionally, the plot of the gang members, while additional bad guys was nice, was a little over run. I do like how she came to terms a little with who she is after the fight club scene. That was a very needed nice touch from the author. This book was very engaging despite the high amount of personal monologue. I enjoyed it so much I have immediately begun book 2. Great job Stacey M Brown.
"Wow!! Perfect Y.A. novel for mid 20s! "
Went into this book blind and was blown away by the creative story! Had my feelings all jumbled with every chapter! Voice performance was top notch. Perfect "young adult" novel for mid to late 20s that doesn't feel like its written for 16 year olds.
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