Fortuna Sworn was a fantastic little read.
Fortuna is a Nightmare on a quest to find and save her brother. Along the way she finds allies who might be enemies. Everything is so foreign and uncertain in the Unseelie court, it’s difficult to tell who is on her side and who isn’t.
Was it fresh and new? Yes, and no. Set mostly in the Unseelie court of the fae, the book is full of familiar faerie tropes. That said, I’ve never read a book from a Nightmare’s perspective. What is a Nightmare? Think: manipulates fear. Normally, I would have said a Nightmare feeds on fear, but that doesn’t seem to be the direction this author takes.
I found myself riveted by this story; I didn’t want to put it down. And as it turns out, it was just the first book in a series, so I’m very excited to read the second book when it comes out.
I particularly liked Fortuna’s spunky, spitfire nature in the face of trials and the depth of character displayed by her mate and the character called Laurie. I’m eager to find out what happens next in Fortuna’s saga.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy.
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