The Fae & The Fallen

Gifted Fae Academy, Year One
Series: Gifted Fae Academy, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Publisher's Summary

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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Really enjoyed this!

I loved the premise of the story and the execution of the powers and all the different characters. Can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out.

The narration was great. Both seemed to fit the characters and did a great job reading and immersing me in the story. I'd never heard either of them so I was pleasantly surprised. I will be looking for more from them.

I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for my voluntary honest review.

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Interesting YA/Teen Fantasty

The author created an interesting world with magically gifted people being the majority and bullying being an everyday occurrence. The gifted are allowed to terrorize the non-gifted students called serfs.

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life.

I did like the main female character called Reina, although, I thought she was a little too sweet and forgiving. Kaito is another story. He is mean and treats her terribly. I did not find him appealing at all. Hopefully he has some redeeming qualities that are yet to come.

This book concludes with a major cliffhanger! I’m really interested to see what will happen next. Everything is up in the air and things might not be as they seem.

“I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”

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Interesting and unique

I love this series. The story is well written. The characters are interesting. The world building is fantastic. The plot is fact paced and unique.

I really enjoyed this via Audible. The narrators do a great job showcasing Reina and Kaito.

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Unexpected Surprise!!

This is the first book I've read from this Author, and I really enjoyed it!!

It's not your typical Academy story!!

Reina and Kaito have a very complex termultuous relationship!!

I loved seeing how each of them are growing and learning!!

This book does have a good number of 'hot' guys and girls, which is always a plus!!

Bring on book 2!

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The Fae & the Fallen

Wow. I know there are a lot of magical academy books out there right now but I have to say that this one definitely my favorite from all the ones I have listened to. You have your bullies and your friends and soon to be lovers with so much more going on than you can imagine. The narration for this book is spot on and exactly what you would want to hear. Love it!

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good story

enjoyed it, enjoyed having a male and female voice. ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so be prepared to see where things go in the next book!

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Great story!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but I ended up loving it!

If I’m honest I’ve never read a magical academy book before (other than harry potter) and I wasn’t sure what bully romance was, but it didn’t sound like my cup of tea. I’ve also never read a book about the fae. However, I’m glad gave this book a shot because I loved the story, especially how the characters evolved over the course of the plot.

At first, I found Reina shallow and Kaito mean, but by the end they both had so much character growth that I loved them. To explain this growth, I’d have to give spoilers, so you’ll just have to read it. Beyond that, I think her take on the fae was unique. They are not fairies floating around a magical garden, but more like a group of x-men coming together to save the world. This is a story of superpowered kids dealing with life, love, heartbreak, and growing up. It is well-written with strong characters and has some amusing moments.

I was surprised by the ending. looking forward to seeing what happens next for Reina and Kaito. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Magical Academy Series with Bully Romance

I thought the world building was really interesting and unique, a completely new way to see Fey and the magic system. The world is set up where their are class systems in place- at the top are the Fey who are gifted with all kinds of magic (be it levitation, mind control, relaxing music, shapeshifting- basically if you can imagine it, it can exist), next there is the Elite magic users who could possible ascend, and then the serfs, the powerless who are basically seen as useless slaves that the gifted are allowed to terrorize as they see fit. This world is on the verge of a rebellion or a shift and I would love to see how it all plays out.

The thing I was not ok with was the romantic relationship between the two main characters. Reina was a really sweet, upbeat girl who kept wishing for more from her life. And then their was Kaito, who was fully aware of his awesomeness and used his powers to bully everyone- especially Reina who use to be his best friend. He was so terrible to her for no real reason and yet she still lusted after him and kept looking for the good in Kaito. I really disliked Kaito, with a passion to be honest, and I hated the relationship between the two- he would berate her and sleep with other girls and she would forgive him anything for a smoldering look thrown her way between insults. I am usually ok with bully type romances but I I need the bully to have a (legit) reason for his actions or a redeeming quality but I couldn't find anything positive about him.

The ending was a cliffhanger so be prepared to need the next book in the series to hopefully get some answers. I listened to the audiobook which I did enjoy since there was a male and female narrator which helped to get me immersed in the story. I recommend this for anyone who likes the magical academy genre, bully romances (keep in mind this has some NA content) and mystery.

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Great start

It took me a bit to get into this story, but I am so glad I stuck it out and finished it..I loved all the characters..I can't wait to see what comes next.

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Fun YA

The Fae and The Fallen is a fun and entertaining YA fantasy. I don't usually go for the genre but thought to give this one a chance. I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline is definitely interesting, and it captures the reader's/listener's attention. The characters are charming and engaging, with unique personalities. Brittni Chenelle has created a fascinating world, and the Fae are not like others I've read about. The focus is on Kai and Reina to grow and lean.

Excellent narration by Lessa Lamb and Matthew H. Longoria. The portrayed the characters' personalities and moods very well, bringing the story to life. I strongly recommend this audiobook for YA readers and listeners. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Karisma
  • 03-24-20

Whoa

This book takes you on a roller coaster ride, I can’t wait to get the next one

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  • Lotty
  • 03-10-20

Intriguing

This is a promising start to a new fae series. The narrators are brilliant really bringing this story to life making this a real treat for your ears.

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  • S. Cole
  • 03-05-20

The Fae & The Fallen

I really enjoyed this book. It has a very interesting way of truly becoming a Fae. Becoming a true Fae is equal to being a God. The FMC goes through life wish to attend GFA, but as far as she knows she has no gifts or powers. Then one day she meets the number 1 ranked student at GFA, he feels her power. This book leaves you on a huge cliffhanger. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Esmerelda
  • 02-25-20

Good start to a new series

In a world where most people have gifts Reina has always assumed that she would be gifted and dreams of going to the Gifted Fae Academy (GFA)where the gifted can learn how to use and improve their gifts and hopefully join the ranks of the Fae. However as she gets older and still shows no signs of being gifted her dream seems further and further away. In addition, Kaito, her best friend from middle school has become her tormentor in high school having discovered his own powerful gift and joining the ranks of the elite. But a chance meeting with GFA’s top student changes everything and Kaito and Reina both win places at GFA. Their confusing relationship, student rankings, rivalries and the emergence of a terrorist group targeting the Fae make for a challenging first year for the pair.

I enjoyed this book, it was a good start to a new series. I liked both the main characters and interesting insights into their pasts helped to understand how they had got to where they were and why they made decisions that they did.

I received a copy of this book for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • Ginger
  • 02-22-20

Intriguing and engaging

At an academy where talents are found, tested, revered, the Fae are the law, the protectors and superior. Then a faction comes to light that casts doubt, suspicion on beliefs, facts, truths are they all lies. Hmmm not sure yet but this the beginning of this series has now sparked my interest to see where this all leads. Will stay tuned for more from Brittni and Gifted Fae Academy.
I was gifted this audible book for a fair and review from Lessa Lamb one of the talented narrators. The other narrator was Matthew H. Longoria who also did a fantastic job.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 02-18-20

Book 1

This book one academy book has the stereotypical high school drama, love interests, and mega attitude from teenage characters. Mix that with an interesting take on magical gifts, Fae and a dystopian future and you got a book that actually keeps your attention!