Today's post is on The Exile by C. T. Adams. It is 318 pages long and is publicized by TOR. It is the first in her The Fae series. The cover has the main character in looking at the reader with another character in the background. The intended reader is someone who likes urban fantasy and good writing. There is some language, no sex, and violence in this book. The story is told from third person close of the different characters moving as needed from chapter to chapter. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists—and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna's apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds.
A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King Liu of the Fae, is under attack. With the help of her gargoyle, Pug, her friend David, and Angelo, a police detective who doesn't believe in magic, Brianna recovers what was stolen from her and becomes an unwilling potential heir to the throne.
A suspenseful urban fantasy with a hint of romance, The Exile is the first solo novel by C. T. Adams, who is half of USA Today bestselling author Cat Adams. Like the Cat Adams Blood Singer novels, The Exile is set in a world where magic is real and contains Adams's trademark blend of suspense, action, humor, and strongly emotional writing.
Review- An interesting and fast-paced urban fantasy. Adams puts her own spin on all things classically urban fantasy and magic. I liked it a lot. Brianna is a good heroine, she is not dumb, she knows her weaknesses, and she is not afraid to do whatever is takes. I like that in this volume there is no romance. I can see where one could have happened but not in this volume. Everything about the Fae and other urban fantasies, put them out of your head. Adams makes this all her own. The fight scenes are interesting and fast-paced. In fact everything is fast paced with this novel. I cannot wait for the second novel to see where this is going.
I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.