Reviewed by Chris
TITLE: Fairy Wings
SERIES: Scales & Wings #2
AUTHOR: Sasha L. Miller
LENGTH: 63 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 21, 2017
No doubt there are worse fates than being blood-cursed, but if so, Vadka doesn’t know, because he’s got his hands full being forced to drink blood to survive—especially with isolation of the life it brings, and the unlikelihood of ever finding a cure.
The last thing he needs is trouble, but that’s exactly what he gets, by way of saving a broken-winged fairy that would have wound up butchered for spell components. So what’s a blood-cursed mage to do with an unwanted guest? Take him home of course—but that’s easier said than done for a man who drinks blood and a fairy who can’t use his magic.
This was a short, but utterly lovely story. I had read the first one after a friend gifted me a copy after a pretty bad day, and I absolutely loved it. I was quite thrilled to see that it had a sequel coming out.
The plot of the story is pretty simplistic. Vadka is a mage who has been cursed with the need to drink blood to survive, and as a result lost most of his friends, and has had his life greatly disrupted. When he is at the market one day he runs into a merchant who is selling a fairy for use in potions. Not wanting to see the fairy hurt any more than he already has been, Vadka purchases the fairy with the intention of helping him get back to his home.
Overall this is not a very complicated story, but I loved every minute of it. I basically read the whole thing on the way back home on the train yesterday, so it isn’t a long read, but what it lacks in length it more than makes up for in characters and a sweet romance.
Don’t go into it expecting much in the way of sex, because this is more of a slow-burn that never gets much further than the first kiss, but I kinda love those type of romance stories so it worked great for me. This book never tries to be anything than what it is, but fully embraces the idea of a sweet fantasy romance that will lighten your day and make you sigh happily at the end. I fully recommend this, and the previous book, for when you need a quick pick-me-up.