Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A Rocking Review of SEE ME by Wendy Higgins


Genre: YA Magical Realism
Rating: 5 Guitars
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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 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'd been 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 ancient bloodlines.

Why it Rocked 
See Me is one of those books that you almost shouldn’t like. After all, a leprechaun as a love interest?? Your brain instantly thinks that sounds wrong. But trust me on this – it’s worth giving it a go, you will be pleasantly surprised.

The book starts with Robyn Mason heading off to Ireland for an arranged marriage. Sounds archaic but you soon discover that Robyn’s family are not your regular family. Nor is the family of her betrothed McKale. And it just gets more fun from there.

Higgins has always excelled at romance and I think she does it again here. It’s so much fun watching Robyn and McKale slowly fall for each other and you can’t help falling a little in love with them along the way.

Of course the course of true love never did run smooth and the plot picks up pace once the Fey are introduced in all their power. Higgins does a great job re-writing some more familiar myths into something a little new and different.

As for the side characters – personally I think I enjoyed them as much as I did the main ones. Rock and Cassidy (her sister and his best friend respectively) added a sub-plot that was interesting and a little heart breaking at the same time.

It is a YA book and so it is a little silly and fluffy in places, but it adds to the story for me rather than detracting from it.

Interestingly enough, Wendy Higgins is also a traditionally published author with Harper Collins and I think I love the fact that she was passionate enough about this book to go Indie with it when it was picked up. 

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