Author: L.K. Rigel
Series: Tethers Book 2
Publisher: Beastie Press
Publication Date: July 23, 2012
Synopsis: A love more powerful than magic or time.
Beverly Bratton has a safe, mundane life. No drama. No magic. Since her parents died, she's cared for her little sister Marion and worked at the Tragic Fall Inn. When a fairy's charm sends Beverly a hundred years into the past-and into the path of a banished fairy prince-nothing will ever be mundane or safe again.
The regent of the Dumnos fae is turning the court from light to dark, and there's nothing the rightful king, Prince Dandelion, can do about it. The mystical coronation cup which he needs to become king has fallen into human hands. When he meets a human woman with access to the cup, everything changes. Beverly is fascinating as well as useful-but of course Dandelion doesn't love her.
Love for a fairy is rare. Love with a human, impossible. But when Beverly and Dandelion are thrown together in a battle against both wyrd and fae, they learn that in Dumnos the impossible happens every day.
My Thoughts: Bride of Fae was such an amazing book. I read Give Me (book one in the Tether series) and Bride of Fae right after. Rigel has a really great style for these books. I enjoyed going back and learning Beverly's story.
Beverly was a great character. I wasn't sure what I would think of her. In the first book we only get to see her through Elyse's eyes. I loved this clearer picture of who she was. I feel like I was given this secret glimpse into the truth. Beverly was incredibly strong and self sacrificing. She was also very brave.
Dandelion sounds wonderful. He was the fairy prince, and he was trying to take his rightful place on the thrown, kind of. He is in complete denial about his feelings for Beverly. I loved reading through his struggle with those feelings.
All the other characters were amazing, too. Max may be my favorite. He was obviously enamored with Cissa, who I also loved. Cissa is so much fun and she is full of mischief. Getting another glimpse into Lily and Cade's lives was so great. There is so much about their pasts in this book, that helps to explain so much. There is also a major glimpse into the realm of the fae.
I cannot wait for the next book. The way that Rigel started with the present in Give Me and then is going back into the past with Bride of Fae and the next book is really interesting. I don't know if I've read a series like that before, but I'm glad that I am reading the Tether's series.