Thursday, January 12, 2023

Seelie or Unseelie? That is the Question.


Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman

Seelie is a changeling raised in the human world as twin sister to the one she was meant to replace.  But as an autistic changeling she has trouble fitting in.  And the two sisters find themselves out on their own and on the run when they become mixed up in a mystery that involves both the human and fae worlds.

Unseelie is fun to read.  I like the idea that the girls' mother was unwilling to give up the changeling and raised both children as her own.  I think the characters are well written and interesting, although the good guys are better developed than the bad guys.  It was a fun journey as this unlikely group travels around, bouncing between the human and fae worlds, fighting magical enemies and learning to trust one another.  But there were a few times when it started to drag a little and I was ready for the plot to move on.  There were also a few things I wish had been explained a little better, there were just a couple of things that seemed rather random.  And at the end there are a lot of unresolved things that you have to wait until the next book to get closure on.  I didn't really like the way several things were sprung on me right at the end and all left as questions.  But it did exactly what it was supposed to do.  It piqued my interest and I will more than likely read the next book to see how it all works out.  Because I enjoyed reading about these characters and I want to know what happens to them.  I was happy to have read it and I think lovers of fantasy will find it an entertaining journey.  

I got a free copy of this book from Bookish First.