Paranormal Fantasy Book Rec

Kidnapping, fairies, and a guy with a severe light allergy.

Book Cover for The Reviled by Cynthia A. MorganThe Reviled, by Cynthia A. Morgan is a fantasy novel with a touch of paranormal romance.

This novel centers on a realm called Jyndari where fairies of the light enjoy happiness, love, and all that is good. However, these fairies are plagued by their shadowy cousins who come to steal their children in the night.

If you prefer your stories with love triangles and a chosen one, this is the perfect read for you. The main character, Ayla, is not like other she-fey (girl fairies). Though each fairy is blessed with a special gift upon birth, hers is especially rare.

Ayla, a Light-loving Guardian of Childfey, hides more than a few secrets — ones which isolate and set her apart from the rest. Yet Ayla’s veiled confidences entice one who lurks in the shadows. Silent and watchful, this dangerous presence knows all too well the secrets she wishes kept hidden.

~Excerpt from official Amazon book blurb

Here are the main questions that keep the plot ticking:

  • Will Ayla ever fit in with the rest of the light fairies?
  • Will she find love?
  • Should she tell someone about the dark male presence who keeps following her?
  • What does he want from her?
  • Will she survive this confrontation?

If you’re in the market for a book with heaps of internal conflict told from a third person perspective, this is the one to get. The first in a trilogy, The Reviled was first published in April of 2014. The second book in the Dark Fey Trilogy, Standing in Shadows, was released in May of 2016. The third book has yet to be released.

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In the opening of the book, Ayla is chatting with her best friend, Nayina, as they watch over the childfey to protect them from the “dark ones.” During this banter, Ayla reveals her frustration at the social isolation that results from getting special training in the temple. That is when Ayla first senses him, a dark, fluttering shadow that could be nothing or could be very dangerous, indeed. Nayina, not having such gifts, isn’t able to sense anything at all, but get quite concerned at her friend’s distressed reaction. But Ayla deftly brings the conversation back to flirting and boys so Nayina won’t be so worried. Besides, it could have just been an animal or nothing at all. Right?

But the presence keeps coming back.

The Darkness-revering Fey bids his time, waiting for the ideal moment to step away from the shadows and reveal himself to Ayla. But doing so will irrevocably alter the course of their lives, and shatter both their worlds.

~Excerpt from official Amazon book blurb

More by Cynthia A. Morgan

Goodreads: Cynthia A. Morgan

Websites: Booknvolume and All Things (Dark) Fey

Pinterest: Booknvolume

Facebook: Book and volume – BNV

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed this post! Is there a particular book or genre you think I should review? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time I’m…

Wishing you the best,

Ditrie Marie Bowie


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Photograph of Ditrie Marie BowieDitrie Marie Bowie (née Sanchez) is a Puerto Rican in British Columbia, Canada who writes fiction. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and co-editor of Strange Stories to Tell in the Park. Bowie is also the creator of the webcomic, This Writer Can’t Draw. A classically trained pianist and former educator, she has lived in three different countries spanning two continents. And she met her spouse in a video game.


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