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My first kiss nearly killed me - literally.

When 80 percent of the population is gifted with touch magic, it's best to keep your hands - and your lips - to yourself. Especially if you're an ungifted serf like I am.

The problem is, the most dangerous guy at Gifted Fae Academy is the one I want to touch more than anything, even as I draw the attention of the school's most gorgeous Apprentice Fae.

When my entry exam leads to the revelation that I may not be as Ungifted as I previously believed...well...surviving until graduation might prove harder than I thought - particularly when a certain fatal touch may be worth the risk

If you love listening about childhood friends, enemies-to-lovers, royal and celebrity classmates, and everything Fae, then get this audiobook today and fall into this magical new series that's Gossip Girl meets My Hero Academia.

©2019 Brittni Chenelle (P)2020 Brittni Chenelle

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Finished this in one day. I loved it!

The Fae & The Fallen, Gifted Fae Academy, Year One by Brittni Chenelle was absolutely wonderful! I listened to this story in one day and thought she did a great job crafting a unique world and story, with really enjoyable characters. Reina wants to be Fae so bad, but her gift either isn't showing itself or isn't there. Meanwhile, her best frenemy Kai has a gift but failed the entrance exam to the Gifted Fae Academy. He resents her and nothing he does seems to upset her. Well, before they know it, they both are being admitted to GFA, just as a slew of Fae are being murdered around town. I don't' want to give too much away, but there's magic, a bit of romance, battles, bad guys, everything that makes for a good listen. I could definitely see this becoming a movie, as it's that well put together and has all of the trademarks of a successful transition from book to movie. It's kind of a bit Hunger Games and Vampire Academy, but totally unique if that makes any sense. If the summary sounds good, just listen. You won't regret it. I can't wait to listen to the next two books!

Lessa Lamb and Matthew H. Longoria brought each character to life and gave them all unique voices. I really enjoyed listening to their performances and I'll gladly listen to them in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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A whole new take on Fae in a captivating story.

Voice suited the story well and it made the story pleasant to follow.

Despite being a serf (the term used for ungifted people in this world), Reina is convinced she will go to the Gifted Fae Academy and as a result, she’s put a target on her back for the elites to be ridiculed and bullied every single day (the elites are the most gifted people, measured either in the amount of power or in the practical/defensive/offensive usability of their gift).

Despite those hardships, Reina remains strong in her optimism to one day be enrolled at the Gifted Fae Academy and she endures everything her bullies throw at her and still remains so full of life, frustrating the elite even more (her optimism and joy of life and such are completely realistic and on point for this character once you get to the whole story).
But one day, things get too far and both Reina and her former-friend-turned-bully Kai are both expelled from school.

From that moment on it’s very clear that these former friends have a history together that can make it feel like the other person is the only one they can truly feel safe with. Not that they just move on like the bullying never happened, they just cross paths, first to blame eachother, then to try and get into the Gifted Fae Academy.
Once there, the all time lustrous looking academy is a vicious world where, as long as the duels and challenges by any student and their peers are done in the designated areas, they can go “all out” with their gifts, no matter the damage they can do. Let’s just say it’s a good thing they have an infirmary on the premises!
So in that regard, I do feel like it’s only natural to sometimes have that urge to go to the one thing you already know, even if it’s someone you don’t trust or like anymore or whatever. After all, they were friends before. I believe they were friends way longer than they were bully and target.

But of course having that history doesn’t automatically make them friends again so it’s realistic on that fron as well. They both start their own lives at the academy and while they’re trying to find their place in the academy, the Fae are turning up dead.

The Fae, as in, the utter most gifted people ever that have successfully graduated from the Gifted Fae Academy and are the thoughest people arround to beat.
And yup, you’ve read that right, in this world Fae are some kind of very talented People with a certain gift, not a totally different species, just extraordinary people, extra schooled and trained, the ones that don’t die at the academy during those tough academy years filled with training, that is. They are created from the thoughest and most talented people to protect the ones who can’t protect themselves, they’re also kind of the rich celebrities in this world but foremost they are the officers -and the assassins- when needed.

So who, or what could be responsible for for killing one of them?


Brittni Chenelle has stirred up her own kind of Fae and I like it. The struggles and mysterious events make for a captivating story filled with training, suspenseful moments, also some heartfelt moments and witty comebacks and more. And lastly, it gets you to the point where you’re checking in regularly to see whether book 2 is available yet or not lol (sigh, the struggle of having to have to wait).

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I cannot tell you what it means to me when I read fae books with a black main character. I love to read paranormal fiction but so often people who look like me are not represented. This book was amazing and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. Btw...I think Kai is innocent... guess we'll find out.

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Finally, a brown skinned heroine in YA Fantasy!

I cannot express how over this genre I was for it's lack of representation. I simply could not take another fair skinned heroine who was somehow more special than everyone else, exceptionally attractive, or otherwise worthy of a story where others fall short of deserving. Thank you Brittni Chenelle.
I liked the story. There were several plot twists of major and minor importance that kept me off-balance enough to stay engaged. Raina is so noble and determined; Kaito is so broken and wanting. I know the empath often gravitates to the narcissist but I'm not sure I want them to end up together (as much as I want the best for both of them). I don't love the thought of a woman ending up with a dude that physically abused her, regardless of the excuse that he was protecting her from worse. No, dear. Because he was only willing to protect you in a way that also protected himself. Toni Morrison already told us this: "Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, volent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly...the loved one is shorn, neutralized, frozen in the glare of the lover's inward eye." Choose a better lover, Raina. At the very least have enough self-regard to care for him as a friend until he can love more responsibly.
Beyond the love drama, the mystery I was very here for, especially the way it asked ethical questions that encouraged characters (and readers) to ask who is good and bad-- and why they get afforded those titles. I'm so looking forward to the rest of the series. Oh, the suspense of it all.

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Good read

Loved the story, The narrator was great! I have such a hard time finding someone I can listen to and she was perfect! and so was he!

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The Fae & The Fallen

This is my first time listening to Brittni Chanelle book and I heard a lot of good things about this series. Well it didn't disappoint me and why I say that is that it made me feel the emotions the characters were experiencing as well. I say that is always a good book and Lessa Lamb & Matthew H. Longoria did an amazing job bringing it to life.

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Rainea coming into her own

This story gets your attention at the beginning and does not stop! Bringing characters into the story and introducing new and exciting relationships! All I can say is WOW coming from poor beginnings without any powers to becoming part of the in group once your powers came into play . The fallen group is sick and not in a good way. Can't wait for the nest book.

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The Fae & The Fallen

Fantastic audiobook with action and wonderful characters. Narrators did a fabulous job on this audiobook.

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The Fae & The Fallen

i absolutely loved the audible translation of Brittni's book! ... the characters just came to life 💜

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Loved it but...

The voice playing Kaito sounds to monotone and it naked me wanna fall asleep sometimes. Reina's voice is powered by emotion. This was the only thing that bothered me about the performance. The story overall was superb and plan to buy the next one.

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  • Vana
  • 07-23-20

Fae Academy romance

I loved this book! This is the second book I’ve listened to by Brittni Chenelle and I just love her writing. Her stories are super relatable despite being fantasy and her creativity is so impressive. This book did not disappoint. I love both our main characters who have depth in their characters and flaws that we can all understand especially for being teens. It’s YA so there’s not much spice in the book but the love stories are sweet.

The narration was phenomenal with both readers doing a great job portraying our main characters as well as the others. I cannot wait to listen to book 2!

Per my request, I was given a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Rose the Bookgriot -Eros Loveless
  • 07-21-20

a good story with nice twists

So this dual pov story follows Reina and Kaito as they come to their powers and learn to navigate between what is expected from them and their feelings for each other. From the get go we know that they are in love with each other but things get messy when Kaito gets his power while Reina is still believing she is a late bloomer. Between friendship and bullying, their relationship is very complex... that is until she meets Odin. Odin will be their entryway to the Fae academy but also a love interest for Reina. Different tropes are explored in this instalment and I'd like to see where all this will lead.

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  • KL Robinson
  • 07-02-20

Loving the book

I have had both opportunities to read and listen to this book. All I am going to say, just get get the book and enjoy it

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  • Brianna Belbin
  • 06-27-20

Great Start!

I received a free audiobook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!

When a majority of the population is gifted with touch magic, it's best to keep your hands to yourself. But that's much easier said than done, especially for Reina who is an ungifted serf. Reina is also warring with her own passion for her childhood best friend turned bully, Kaito and the school's most gorgeous magical apprentice.

After taking the entrance exams to Gifted Fae Academy, Reina finds out she's not as ungifted as she thought. But navigating classes, relationships and strange new powers is already complicated enough without adding a hero complex all fae seem to possess. Kaito and Reina find out that things may not be as well as they seem with the fae in charge: but who is right the insurgents or the fae?

I loved this academy book. Reina was such a relatable main character. She's always looking on the bright side and is really funny. I enjoyed her POV so much, as well as seeing her be more confident in herself. Also this cover slays. Kaito was a bit more complicated for me. I could tell that he cared for Reina, but he had a weird way of expressing/repressing it. I wouldn't call this a bully romance, but there are some similar aspects.

The ending really shook me up. I want to know what the heck happened!! There's not much I can say here without wading into spoiler territory. So I'll leave it at I need answers and I can't wait for book 2!

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  • inga
  • 06-25-20

Kept me fully engaged until the end

I received a free audio copy of this book directly from the author for an honest review.

This is a wonderful beautifully written academy read that keeps you fully engaged until the end. The world building was really interesting and a great take different take on more people having gifts than not. It’s not your usual type of Fae book almost more dystopian than fae which is really refreshing. I loved the building of characters and relationships between them, especially when it comes to the switching of points of view between chapters to give an insight of both Reina and Kai. The plot is full of twists and turns and a lot of questions to keep you guessing.

I can’t believe how the book ended and am ready to get onto the next book soon.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-20

never know who to trust

Reina is a strong women and can handle what ever you throw at her. My heart broke when Kai turned on her. I love this book of Brittni Chenelle brought Fae to life. I would tell other about this book and can't wait for next book.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 06-11-20

Great story

I received this book free for an honest review.

This follows the FMC and MMC Rayna and Kyto and their escapades trying to get into the gifted Fae academy.
Although Rayna shows no signs of magic she still has her heart set on attending GFA and when she does get in things change dramatically and the relationship between her and Kyto goes from bad to worse.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 06-04-20

Excellent storyline

This book has everything. Love/hate relationships, teen drama and demons!! It’s written very well and the narration is perfect. Great characters with lots of attitude.

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  • locky8
  • 05-27-20

Absolutely brilliant.

Wow is all I can say. Some audio books are hard going but this one I wanted more. Narrated brilliantly by Lessa and Matthew, their voices for all the characters were spot on. And the story was brilliantly crafted, captivating and made you want more. I do want more and in gutted the 2nd book is not available yet.
Orphaned Reina is desperate to become a fae protecting the world. But she hasn't got a gift yet. Her best friend Kaito's gift kicks in when he kisses her and nearly kills her but after that Kaito becomes enemy no. 1 and does all he can to mentally and physically hurt Reina.
But when a torment session goes wrong and they get expelled he follows Reina to try and get into the Gifted Fae Academy or he'll risk disappointing his parents more than they already are. But does he really hate Reina or are his feelings clouded.
Some audio books I struggle to finish but this one left me wanting more. I cant wait for the next installment and may have to read book 2 as I need to know what happens next. I received an audible copy of this book from the author but the reviews are my own opinions. And I seriously recommend you get this book. Loved it. Its one of my favourite audio books now.

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 05-12-20

Intriguing New series!

This is a fantastically well written and narrated story. This is the first book in the series and all I can say is WOW. This story has action, adventure, intrigue, mystery and suspense. It will leave you wanting more, I know because I can’t wait for the next book.
The narrator’s do a Magnificent job with the characters and voices of each character which makes it easy to distinguish between the characters. The narrator’s have just the right amount of emotions to draw you into the story. I can’t wait for the next book.