Review: Flicker (Flicker #1) by Kaye Thornbrugh


Goodreads Summary

Lee Capren’s life is perfectly ordinary, thank you very much—right up until she’s spirited away by faeries and forced to serve them as a portrait artist. She escapes with the help of Nasser, a human boy whose magic has always been more of a curse than a gift. But what felt like a night in Faerie spanned years in the human world, and Lee returns only to find that her old life is gone.

Now living above a shop that caters to the city’s beguiling magical crowd, Lee doesn’t think her life can get more complicated. Then again, she never expected clashes with Filo, her prickly new roommate and unwilling magic tutor, her growing feelings for Nasser—or the cunning faerie bent on dragging her back to the world she just escaped.


My Review

Flicker is an enticing story of magic, love, deception, duels, friendship and new beginnings. If you are looking for a new fairy novel filled with different creatures and magical happenings, then this is the book for you!

The story is told from multiple points of view as it follows all of the characters and their individually unique lives. For this reason, I can’t really say that there is one main character; they are all equally apart of the story. Lee is the unfortunate victim of a “fairynapping” and is held against her will in a trance-like state for years, until a gifted boy Nasser comes along and bargains for her freedom. She soon finds herself thrown into a world entirely different from anything she could ever imagine. A world where fairies among other creatures are very much real. Before she knows it, she is living with a Seer and learning magic herself. All the while attempting to escape the dangers that come along with  being taken from a very angry magical dryad.

Flicker was unique in the fact that each character had such varied personalities. They made the story all the more enjoyable to read and experience. Although at times it also made it a little difficult to follow since there was so much going on at once in different places. Which means that the overall plot was fast paced and flew by, there was always something new to learn and discover. Though the ending was unexpected to say the least, it was enjoyable and wrapped up many loose ends. Book two is titled Brightly.

If you love fantasy novels and are looking for a cute romance to go along with, then I would definitely recommend you read Flicker. Buy it on Amazon here!


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