Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: SEE ME by Wendy Higgins


SEE ME
BY: Wendy Higgins

PUBLISHED: March 17, 2014 by Wendy Higgins
GENRES: Fae, Supernatural Abilities, Irish/Celtic, Romance, YA, Fantasy, Mild Sports Theme, Life Issues

   

OVERVIEW:
While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe. 

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

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I read SEE ME the weekend after it came out. I would have on the 17th (which was my birthday and would have MADE my day) but I am in the throws of potty training my three year old and caring for my sick eight year old. Sigh. I digress. Needless to say I wanted to get my hands on it right away.


This book had been shelved by Wendy for a while but it was certainly worth the wait. I must bow once again before the writing goddess. **getting on knees and laying low** **Fanning face to keep from passing out**


As you all know, I am a sucker for all things Fae and SEE ME meet the bill. There were fresh takes to old Fae concepts. The plot was original. The pacing was steady. Characters were engaging and developed throughout the book. Wendy reintroduces an custom that is not used much in modern day, western society… the arranged marriage… but does so in an thoughtful way. 

Three highlights of a Wendy Higgins novel for me are character development, secondary personalities and emotional connection. Wendy, you are magnificent, engaging, vivacious and marvelous writer. You have this innate, gifted ability to drop a reader dead center into a character's mind and we get this HDTV picture of what they are going through. **Waving Wendy's #1 foam finger wildly** 


Sent this one over the fence my friend, home run! Xoxo! I may know the author, but I ALWAYS give honest reviews, it goes against my grain to tell people to spend their hard earned money on something if it isn't great. I can honestly tell you that this was fresh, innovative, organic and well laid out. A must read.