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Fortuna Sworn


Worth reading 😎

"Nightmares may be lies, but we don't have to be liars!" - Oh, this book was so much fun!

Okay, this was fun! Really fun! When I first started reading Fortuna Sworn, I was a little confused by the mix of the modern world and supernatural creatures, but then it started to feel like an episode of True Blood, which made me really excited for the book. Shortly after the book took a sudden turn – and it was surprisingly even more fun!

There is romance and Fortuna has a lot of men to mingle with, and there are a lot of physical moments, but nothing too over the top (unfortunately, a little bit more erotica has never harmed anyone). And there is violence! A lot of violence. It is a bloody beautiful mess. It is a lot like True Blood, but no vampires here – only faeries, and these faeries are even scarier than vampires.

The story is really intriguing but I will not talk about it because I don't want to spoil anything - it is best to go in expecting nothing and be surprised with each page. What I will tell you though is that we will follow Fortuna during her quests to prove herself to the faeries, a culture she does not know much about except from her mum's stories. But Fortuna's secret objective is saving her brother. Can she do that on her own, or does she need to trust the new men in her life?

The story is fun and action-packed, which really helps getting you invested in the book. That said, there could be more foreshadowing or more intrigue, or at least a little more subtle show-don't-tell in order to question the other characters we meet for reasons other than Fortuna's tendency to be suspicious of everyone. Fortuna is an interesting magical being and one that I met for the first time, so it was fascinating to discover her powers and what she can do – plus she is one bad-ass character.

In spite of all the fun I had, I do believe the story could use a little bit more polish. It does feel slightly uneven, but the fast pacing helps you to get into the story and it is hard to stop. Now I just need to get my hands onto the second book because I did not see that cliffhanger coming!

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I'm Andreea, book lover raised in a library by my librarian aunt (and baby-sitter). Books are my favourite gifts to receive and I love to read pretty much everything from non-fiction to new adult, but my all time favourites are fantasy and science fiction.

About the author

K.J. Sutton lives in a land of darkness and snow. She spends her days writing novels or watching twisted Netflix shows. She always has a cup of Vanilla Chai in hand and despises wearing anything but pajamas. She loves interacting with readers. Until then, she's hard at work on the next book. view profile

Published on June 23, 2019

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90000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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