My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.
I had no idea what I was going into with Trailer Park Fae. I’ve read books by Lilith Saintcrow before, so I knew she wrote some dark and gritty stories. However, when I saw that cover, I don’t know what I was expecting. I think I was expecting something along the lines of Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series. I should’ve known better. Just because they have the same cover artist, doesn’t make them the same story. That is what I get for judging a book by it’s cover *hangs head in shame*. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy this book, I did, it just was not what I was expecting and that is totally on me.
The story did take a little bit to build. It starts off with Jeremiah Gallow as a construction worker and living as a human. He gave up court life to live with his human wife, Daisy. Unfortunately, she dies in a tragic car wreck before this story even starts, so we never meet her.
Robin Ragged is a half fae, half human who grew up with the fae. The pureblood fae are getting ill and dying. Robin is sent into the mortal world to try to work with a human to find a cure by the Summer Queen, queen of the Seelie Sidhe. She also resembles Jeremiah’s dead wife, which is what pulls him into the issue. He doesn’t care about what is going on in the fae world.
Ragged and Gallow are hiding from Unwinter, who is the king of the Unseelie Sidhe, who they are concerned has started the plague. There is also the leader of the free Sidhe, Puck. Yes, that Puck. He is as mischievous as I remember from some of the stories I’ve heard with him.
All in all, this was a very intriguing story. It is what I would expect in a story about the fae. They are all about politics and twisting things to meet their own needs. While they are very beautiful on the outside, they are much uglier on the inside. I don’t know where the series is going from here, but I will be searching it out when it is available.
This is the first time I’ve listened to Joe Knezevich. I thought is did a pretty good job. There is a bunch of “fae speak”, which I thought he handled well. I wasn’t overly fond of his women’s voices, but they weren’t horrible. I thought his pacing was done well. I did listen at a normal speed because of the complexity of this story. I didn’t want to risk missing anything.
I like to thank Hachette Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.