Trailer Park Fae is a faintly ridiculous book. “Faintly” is perhaps too mild a qualifier: I have rarely read a book that inspired me to so many. Trailer Park Fae book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. New York Times bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow returns to dar. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Trailer Park Fae is what you'd get if you mixed a Bourne film, a political thriller, and a weepy Lifetime movie about abusive, drunken.
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Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. Jeremiah 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. But now Gallow is dragged back into the world of enchantment, danger, and fickle fae by a woman who looks uncannily like his dead wife.
I should point out though, that there are actually lots of fantastic and very unique ideas in here. Both Jeremiah and Robin have some nifty powers at their disposal as well, with the former possessing tattoos on his arms that can transform into a weapon, and the latter with the ability to create objects with strong, lasting enchantments.
View all 9 comments. Jan 15, Lila rated it it was ok Shelves: Will there ever be a time when Dan dos Santos cover won't pull me to read a book? It does help that guy on the cover has David Tennant frown. Longer review: I had a hard time with Trailer Park Fae.
This entire book is so unnecessary overwritten. I would understand that lyrical and somewhat archaic dialogues are used among fairies who live forever, but author used same flowery style throughout entire book, with descriptions and action scenes, and I felt it was in complete di Will there ever be a time when Dan dos Santos cover won't pull me to read a book? I would understand that lyrical and somewhat archaic dialogues are used among fairies who live forever, but author used same flowery style throughout entire book, with descriptions and action scenes, and I felt it was in complete discord with urban setting of novel.
It was also suffocating plot progression because with so many adjectives in a sentence my eyes started to glaze over. Our main characters are half-faries and other characters are faries, so they all talk and think this way. I'll give example of dialogue: What business have you here? No doubt if she had it would have been a cruel jest, and her skin was thin enough just now. Fairy mythos of this series is clearly inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream"- we have fickle fairies, king and queen quarreling and one Puck Goodfellow, jester to play them all.
Bare bones: Fairy Queen Summer and Unwinter King are blaming each other for plague that affects fairies and Puck, leader of free Fae is meddling into this war in his own way. Summer sends Robin, half fairy who sold herself to her court to human realm to collect cure where she is attacked by Unwinter's Unseelie and saved by Jeremiah Gallow.
Jeremy is another half-Fairy, ex knight of Summer court who left it for the love of mortal woman and it's Robin's resemblance to his dead wife what decides for him to help and be dragged into Fae business once again.
I did enjoy the darker tone and vicious portrayal of Fae and I wanted to see what's going to happen by the end. In a way, I can't say I disliked the story so much- I really didn't like the way it was told, so "ok" fits just fine.
Jun 22, Renay rated it it was ok Shelves: View 1 comment. May 11, Pippa DaCosta added it Shelves: Dat cover! Okay, so I pre-ordered this on the cover alone. I should have waited and read the sample. I've not read this author's work before, so I'm to blame, but the flowery prose is a killer. I was hoping for something fun, gritty, dark, and sexy - which the cover and blurb suggests.
I was wrong. I get that the author is portraying 'fae-speak', but I keep stumbling over the writing, which makes it difficult for me to really connect and immerse myself in the world. I'm putting it aside f Because: I'm putting it aside for a time when I can wallow in slow moving poetic prose. View all 11 comments. Apr 02, Bonnie marked it as dnf Shelves: The worldbuilding was way off though. The aspect was there, but the describing bits were missing leaving moments of mass confusion.
What's a breakaway? And huntwhistles? There was just a lot of interesting concepts without the descriptive necessities. Adding in the Shakespearian speech only made it worse. View all 8 comments. Jun 28, Karla rated it it was ok. I finished it!!! But dear heaven, this was hard work. I usually like Saintcrow and read just about everything written by her, but this book was not an easy read at all. If she continues in this direction concerning her literary style she should switch to poetry and leave the world of prose.
Many of her sentence structures are fraught with ancient fey words, poetic metaphors and complicated "hinting around the bush", so you need a lot of time and patience to reread whole passages "WTF have I jus I finished it!!!
Many of her sentence structures are fraught with ancient fey words, poetic metaphors and complicated "hinting around the bush", so you need a lot of time and patience to reread whole passages "WTF have I just read??? What is happening? What is she talking about? I planned to quote some sentences to show the problem, but when I flipped through the book to find some examples, I had the feeling I could more or less quote the whole thing, because she sticks with the cumbersome language quite consistently.
Read a sample before you download the book. The major online stores all offer the first chapters for free. The first chapter of this book shows perfectly what I am talking about. If you like this kind of fairytale speak, this is the right book for you.
If it is not your thing, be warned, the whole book goes on like this, it does not change. The most frustrating thing is the open ending! I finished, but without any sense of accomplishment, because if I want to know how the story ends and the story is actually interesting, so I do want to know how it ends! I feel cheated. I had no idea what I was going into with Trailer Park Fae.
The story did take a little bit to build. It starts off with Jeremiah Gallow as a construction worker and living as a human. He gave up court life to live with his human wife, Daisy.
Unfortunately, she dies in a tragic car wreck before this story even starts, so we never meet her. Robin Ragged is a half fae, half human who grew up with the fae. The pureblood fae are getting ill and dying. Robin is sent into the mortal world to try to work with a human to find a cure by the Summer Queen, queen of the Seelie Sidhe.
Ragged and Gallow are hiding from Unwinter, who is the king of the Unseelie Sidhe, who they are concerned has started the plague. There is also the leader of the free Sidhe, Puck.
Yes, that Puck. All in all, this was a very intriguing story. It is what I would expect in a story about the fae. They are all about politics and twisting things to meet their own needs.
While they are very beautiful on the outside, they are much uglier on the inside. I thought is did a pretty good job. I thought his pacing was done well. I did listen at a normal speed because of the complexity of this story. I like to thank Hachette Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I was pleasantly surprised to find this urban fantasy with its strong romantic thread had a good story. While the main characters were decent folks carrying loads of regret that got a bit old, it was a good counterpoint to the fae who carried none.
I really liked the way the old Seelie courts were done, too. It's a nice change f I was pleasantly surprised to find this urban fantasy with its strong romantic thread had a good story.
It's a nice change from good guy vampires. It would make sense since I don't think her wordy prose would suit them. I found all the decorative wording a bit much at times, but there were a few good phrases. Some reviewers thought it rang of Shakespeare, but it didn't strike me that way. A little of Will's humor to lighten things would have helped. My biggest complaint was that it ends with nothing resolved. I guess I'm supposed to jump on the next book. Maybe someday, but probably not soon.
I'm going to give it 3 stars, but it's a bit less than that. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who insists on a story wrapping up. May 27, Soo rated it liked it Shelves: As soon as Audible is working again, I'll dive into the next book to see if the plot will be fleshed out. Sep 08, Ladiibbug rated it liked it. October , 4 stars Second Read: What I liked: Rereading this was a total chore.
The overblown, overdescribed writing on every single page was so annoying, and took me totally out of the story. Using the word "chill" a stunning number of times, even when not related to the Unwinter King or his world.
One page used the word "chill" four times. Major overuse of italicization. Constant overuse of adjectives in one sentence. Using bizarre groups of words intended to describe something, but left me thinking "what??
Use of approximately words unrelated to the fae world that I'd never seen before. Normally I'd look up such a word, but I was already exasperated with the writing, so I passed it over - just one more thing screaming for a good editor. I'll finish out this trilogy as I've already downloadd book 2. LOVED the world building, characters, and being immersed in the world of the sidhe and sidhe-beings and animals elfhorse?!
The author pulled me into the world of Summer and Unwinter, and I didn't want to leave. The Summer Queen, Puck and Unwinter are all manipulative, cruel, and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, even if it's just for a day's entertainment.
So while I'm intrigued, it's a bit confusing. I get the feeling there's a Shakespeare book or play with the Fae and a character named Puck, that the author was referencing, but I didn't get it.
For some sigh-worthy man candy, click on the cover pic to enlarge. I spent as much time looking at his pic as I did reading. View 2 comments. Apr 08, Kristin rated it really liked it. For a while now I have been distracted by straight up romances and anything of the young adult variety. I was missing my roots, where I started. First, and probably the obvious one for me, is the cover. Sec For a while now I have been distracted by straight up romances and anything of the young adult variety.
Second, the fae. I love those quirky, full of themselves, otherworldly, brutally vicious, non-sense talking fae. If you can get past the legendary, cryptic fae-speak in the beginning of the book, you will be treated to an anything goes story of intrigue, trust, and family dynamics. But there are a lot of things that happen in this book that I never imagined could ever happen! And Ms. Going into this story, I thought it was all about Jeremy Gallow.
Turns out, my favorite character is Robin Ragged, somewhat the other half of the story. After how everything went down in the end, I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in the series. I can help if you need suggestions! I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Review appears on Feb 14, Cheesecake marked it as dnf Shelves: Jeremy Gallow and Robyn Ragged.
Sheesh, it was exhausting and I missed stuff because I was listening to the audio format. The story sounded intriguing, but apparently it is a cliffhanger did not know that when I bought it Anyhoo, Jeremy is a strong half fae who hides as a construction worker living in a trailer park. He lives a half life still mourning the death of his mortal human wife, Jeremy Gallow and Robyn Ragged.
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I have read a lot of books in my time here on this earth. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Reviewing the entire trilogy as a whole as well as by the installment. Often times one can tell from a first book in a series how a given author writes and if the stories they tell are of any interest or quality. Some authors can start with a weak first book, but develop and become stronger over the course of a series.
That is unfortunately not the case here. Lilith Saintcrow has piqued my interest as an author before, but the synopsis for this book and the series as a whole is woefully misleading as to what this strange, almost rambling story and its characters really entails. The writing itself is decent, just reading some of the prose structure and pacing and you can tell the author is a keen writer and well established in style.
However the content itself is very thick and disjointed, though it could be reasonably assumed that due to the nature of Faerie lore the series bases itself in, this could a stylistic choice on the author's part, though not one that does the story any favors. The main characters take the the idea of budding romantic chemistry and go running in the opposite direction. The female protagonist is under the assumption that the male protagonist only sees her resemblance to her sister, his dead wife, and he in turn thinks that she sees him as a cold hearted killer and nothing more.
And rinse and repeat through the entire book, and then the entire series.
See a Problem? Not once do they actually talk about how they really feel and why, and the vague inferring gets old within the first few times they do it. The action scenes are fast and descriptive, but very brief and slapdash with their pacing and use. It seems every other scene characters are running somewhere or from something, fighting something, hiding out, then doing it all over again.
It is not helped by the random side character perspectives the author decides to give as much if not in some cases more development in the short term than she gives her main characters in the long term for one-off encounters they have as outsiders looking in on the story, usually ending with flash-forwards about how it affects said side characters in the future, after which they are never brought up again.
It seems to be an effort to try and flesh out the mystical lore of the series and how it affects the normal world so randomly, but it comes off as pace breaking and needless padding for the story overall.
None of it does anything to affect the main cast nor add up to some grand consequences at the end of the books individually or the series as a whole. There are also smaller details that get focused on so often and so thoroughly that clash with the actual events at hand, making them break the immersion and come off more as distracting than helping craft the actual scenes. Overly detailed focus on the background, or bringing up bits of Faerie lore and background premise that drag in noticeable spots when the focus should be on the action or the characters interacting with eachother.
Also a few very confusing uses of terms repeated throughout the books ad nauseum, like despite the cover depictions and all written descriptions of the male protagonist's weapon looking and being constructed like a spear, the author refers to it as a lance, which has almost the exact opposite construction to its design as constantly described by the author every time the protagonist brings it out.
This seems like a bit of a nitpick, but given how often the author goes through the descriptions so repeatedly through the books, it starts to stick out like a sore thumb along with all the strangely used terms.
What really rankles however is that there are moments the books, the first in particular, seems to set up turning points where it seems like there will be actual character moments and interactions, that deeper engagement will occur for the story and actually give reason for investment. But then it fails to, every time, and instead of reading out of interest to see where the story and characters go, there is a frustrated sense of impatience wondering when the author will actually get to doing it.
This pervades all the way to the end of the trilogy, and to a very disappointing conclusion, the most disappointing I've come across in a very long time as a reader, and moreso because the author does seem to be competent at story-crafting and thus off all the more befuddling to why she wrote it such a way that gives so little care to its actual characters and how the story itself proceeds.
It is not often I find myself regretting spending money on books, but this is an instance where I feel like I wasted quite a bit on this trilogy when I should have stopped with the first book. It is quite possibly the most well crafted, intentionally written disappointment I have ever read. I expected more humor and fun in this story. The blurb describing the novel leads to this assumption, even the title gives that impression, and that's the first disappointment. No jokes, no fun, only pain and angst.
Instead of fixing the book, fixing the blurb intro might actually help people with what to expect. In the book we have, next to the main storyline, a romantic push-and-pull relationship between two people that hardly talk to each other.
Instead they always have these internal monologues that end up assuming that the other is a cold-hearted somethinsomething and they must hate the other. Or they are or did something cold-hearted themselves and so the other must hate them. Again and again and again until I just wanted the book to end. I've read other books from Lilith Saint-Crow that I did like, so perhaps it's just the story that's not resonating with me Robin Ragged and Jeremiah Gallow are two half-humans trying to make the best of things on a cruel, finicky Fae chessboard.