Trailer Park Fae by Lillith Saintcrow

Jeremy Gallow is just another construction worker, and that’s the way he likes it. He’s left his past behind, but some things cannot be erased. Like the tattoos on his arms that transform into a weapon, or that he was once closer to the Queen of Summer than any half-human should be.

Now the half-sidhe all in Summer once feared is dragged back into the world of enchantment, danger, and fickle fae—by a woman who looks uncannily like his dead wife. Her name is Robin, and her secrets are more than enough to get them both killed. A plague has come, the fullborn-fae are dying, and the dark answer to Summer’s Court is breaking loose.

It always pains me, dear readers, when I come across a book I do not enjoy. And unfortunately that has happened with Trailer Park Fae. While I have read some of Ms. Saintcrow’s other works and enjoyed them, I cannot say the same for this.

One of the problems I had was how heavily the book relied on fae folklore. Those, like myself, who are not well versed in the stories might soon find themselves very confused and at times thrown out of the story. When words or titles were used with little to no explanation it was a bit jarring.

Another issue I had was with the style of writing itself. It could be overly flowery, often leaning towards purple prose. I found myself actually rolling my eyes a few times over the descriptions.

Lastly, the characters. For me there just wasn’t enough given about them for me to actually care about them. Why did Gallow leave the land of Summer? Why did Robin? There wasn’t nearly enough background on any of them and the “big secret” I saw coming a mile away.

I was sadly disappointed with Trailer Park Fae. I was hoping for something a little darker and grittier and unfortunately I didn’t get it. This is supposedly the start of a series, but I won’t be seeking out the subsequent books.

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