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Subject: Any Faery Recommendations?
Date Posted: 5/12/2009 10:31 PM ET
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I've recently branched out and started reading a few books about faeries. Mostly they have been YA. So far, I've read the Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, LKH's Merry Gentry series... I would love it if you guys could help me out and recommend some other books or series. They can be YA or not, light and fluffy or dark, just something good. Thanks! Courtney
Date Posted: 5/12/2009 10:39 PM ET
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Patty Briggs has the Fae in the Mercy series.  Namely Iron Kissed.  Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher has fae.  There is a series by Karen Moning that has gotten good reviews,  one being Dark Fever.  But I haven't read them.

Date Posted: 5/12/2009 10:52 PM ET
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the Karen Morning series is great!  Cliffhanger endings that have me going grrr.... right now, but great.  LKH 's Merry Gentry series is really good too.

I can't think of any other good ones right now -- I will think on it.

Date Posted: 5/12/2009 11:25 PM ET
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Yasmine Galenorn's Sisters of the Moon series has Fae in it, along with shifters, dragons, vamps, and pretty much every kind of mythical creature you can think of.  lol.  I enjoy them.

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 7:23 AM ET
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Frewin Jones has a YA series:

The Faerie Path

The Lost Queen

The Seventh Daughter

The Immortal Realm

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 7:59 AM ET
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I haven't read it yet, but Holly Black writes a lot of Fae.  She wrote the books about Spiderwick Chronicles.  I have Tithe, the first in a series by her, on my TBR.

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I loved the first Holly Black book (Tithe) and have the rest of the series here waiting for me to finish someday LOL. Her books are also YA.

Tithe (Modern Tale of Faerie, Bk 1)

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Sunny's Children of the Monere series

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Sunny's Children of the Monere series

I wouldn't consider that fae.

Holly Black, Melissa Marr, Jim Butcher, Elaine Cunningham also has a Changeling series I really love but there hasn't been a new book in a long while!  :(  Yasmine Galenorn are okay...not great.  Charlaine Harris Sookie series has a lot of fae elements...and more so as they move along.  Same w/ Patricia Briggs Mercy series.  Meredith Gentry by LKH, Kim Harrison's Hallow series also has a lot of fae elements,....I'm sure there are more I can't remember!

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Storm Born by Richelle Mead

Katie Chandler by Shanna Swendson

 



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Date Posted: 5/13/2009 10:57 AM ET
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Wow! Thanks for the responses. I'm going to go start adding to my WL.
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 1:19 PM ET
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And now for the older stuff.  Emma Bull's War for the Oaks.  She has several others in this setting.

Rosemary Edghill's Cup of Shadows series.

The Flight of Michael McBride by Midori Synder

And not quite as old, C E Murphy's Shaman series has both fae and native mythology.

The Autumn Castle by Kim Wilkins.  Very dark and lush.  Not light reading.

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Date Posted: 5/13/2009 1:25 PM ET
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If you're interested in something a little different, Poul Anderson's book The Broken Sword has a human main character raised by the fae, and involves different fae beings.  It's from the '50s and might be hard to find, though.  I think some of his other books might have faeries as well, like the Holger Danske books (Three Hearts and Three Lions and at least one more I can't remember).  Anderson was into Danish folklore, and he's a lot different from modern paranormal.  Closer to Lord of the Rings, but much shorter and lighter stories.

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 1:26 PM ET
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Not sure if you want strictly paranormal with elves, or if something closer to the fantasy line works, but here you go!

Mercedes Lackey has a couple series about faeries.  The first books in each series are:

Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (Bedlam's Bard, Bk 1)
Author: Mercedes Lackey

The Chrome Borne (SERRAted Edge, Bks 1 & 4)
Author: Mercedes Lackey

And then Wen Spencer has a couple books, the first is Tinker (Tinker, Bk 1).

 

Lisa Shearin's series.  It's really good, though probably closer to fantasy than paranormal.  Book 1 is:

Magic Lost, Trouble Found

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 2:24 PM ET
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I'll second Darkfever as well as the frustration at the cliffhanger. The other ones I can think of only have a bit of fae here and there. No big parts in it for them.

I'll also have to check out the other recommendations! :-)

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 1:22 AM ET
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Laurell K Hamilton's first book, Nightseer, has fae in it.  It is more of a historical / fantasy book.  Not urban fantasy.  Very different from Anita and Merry.

Whoops.  Wrote Mercy instead of Merry.  Different author.



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Date Posted: 5/14/2009 11:10 PM ET
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I read the first Melissa Marr book last year, Wicked Lovely, and thought it was really good.

James A. Hetley has a pair of books (The Summer Country and The Winter Oak) that tend to be marketed as fantasy but are really more urban fantasy with his own take on the fae.  And once again I've only read the first, but I liked it and have been meaning to get to the second.  So many books, so little time.  ;)

 

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 11:21 PM ET
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Another good one -- Emma Bull's book War for the Oaks is about the fae, and is often considered to be the book that started the urban fantasy genre. 

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 10:16 AM ET
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Goodness! I have added plenty to my WL now. Wonderful suggestions!
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Thank you! I believe I added those a while ago, but I willd double-check.

For those who recommended the Fever series by Moning...thanks! I am in love with the some far. Can't wait for the next one!

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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:43 AM ET
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Elizabeth Bear's Promethean Age novels are really good -- alternate history with a war between human sorcerers (the Promethean Club) and the Fae. Blood and Iron is the first and its sequel Whiskey and Water comes next; then Ink and Steel and Hell and Earth jump back in time to Elizabethan England. I don't normally read books about the Fae, but Bear is a fantastic author and even though I didn't get a lot of the references (an index would've been so handy, alas) Blood and Iron had one of the best climaxes and denouments I've read in a long time.

 

And if you like those, Bear has a really diverse backlog of novels, especially for such a new author; she has a couple vampire mysteries (New Amsterdam and Seven for a Secret), a postapocalyptic sci-fi series based on Norse mythology (All the Windwracked Stars, due to be followed this year and next by By the Mountain Bound and The Sea Thy Mistress), and A Companion to Wolves, which is a much darker and more realistic take on the companion animal fantasy genre based on Norse and Germanic myths. Plus she has a couple sci-fi series and stand-alones. All since 2000!

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 3:51 PM ET
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Faeries Gone Wild - MJ Davidson, Lois Greiman, Michele Hauf & Leandra Logan

A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust - Elizabeth Bevarly, Elaine Crawford, Marylyle Rogers & Maggie Shayne

Enchanted Forever & Fairytale  - Maggie Shayne

Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

 



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Date Posted: 7/2/2009 6:16 PM ET
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I read these not long ago and really enjoyed the series; about the Daughters of Queen Mab.

Silhouette Nocturne by Kathleen Korbel

Dangerous Temptation

Dark Seduction

Deadly Redemption

 

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