Wednesday, August 7, 2013

True Love's First Kiss (Queen of the Realm of Faerie) by Heidi Garrett

True Love's First Kiss (Queen of the Realm of Faerie)
Heidi Garrett
681 pages
Publisher: Half-Faerie Publishing
Release Date: July 18th 2013
Rate: Loved it

True Love's First Kiss is the compilations of the three first books in the Queen of The Realm Of Faerie series. We are really happy that we had the change to read this book, not only in digital format, but with a physical copy, because we loved this book.
Full of magic, fantasy, prophecies, betrayal and true love, Heidi Garrett created a Faerie world worth reading about it. 
What you need to know about this story is that the main character names Melia is a half-faerie half-mortal that always dreams of having wings and has some awful connection with his mortal father who plans to resurrect one big bad guy (Umbra) in order to destroy the Faerie world.
And why a mortal who married a faerie hates them so much? Well, when a faerie marries a mortal, there's a troth that they must keep. For humans it's always difficult to not disobey this troth, so you can imagine what happened to Melia's father. He didn't keep the troth and that's why Melia's mother along with her three daughters had to leave his husband behind. 
Melia's life is kind of awful. Hearing the people of Illialei talk about her mother using dark magic and his father wanting to resurrect Umbra is bad enough, but people don't trust her or don't like her either. But what Melia cannot take any more is her uncontrollable connection with his father. Her sisters have it, too, but they have found a way to protect themselves. This connection makes Melia see visions full of destruction and she seems to enjoy them. 
With the help of her sisters, they try to stop his father from bringing the destruction to the Faerie world, however in their journey they found out that each sister has an individually curse.
Although the story was written in third person we really felt like we belonged to it and it made us imagine what Melia's world was like. We felt sad for Melia, for her horrible visions and for her hidden desires that can happen to any other person. We felt also angry with her older sister for being so mean to her without realizing. She hurt her sister by telling people about her. And her little sister... we were always wary about her. We don't know why.
We loved that Melia found Ryder, but felt a bit frustrated when she had to chose between the thing she most desired: the freedom to fly, or true love. We were always choosing for her (*wink*), but you know that's not what this is about or how this works, so we kept reading, waiting for Melia's choice.
Why we loved Ryder? Well, he's a good guy with a big heart. We just loved what he thought about Melia. He was so cute.
We were also glad to see the change in the main character, Melia, while reading the story. It was nice to see that she grew as a person. She was more mature and she changed while experiencing all the betrayal, love and quests that she and her sisters had to do. 
It's a great story full of fantasy, magic and faeries with a bit of betrayal, action, magical creatures and love. So, Book Addicts, you need to read this book, not just because of the beautiful cover that compiles all three books of the Queen of The Realm Of Faerie series, but because it's a wonderful story that would make you want to read until the end and now what happens with the main characters.
If you were searching for some fantasy story with a magical plot and extraordinary characters, True Love's First Kiss is your book! And that's why we are rating this book with a five gorjuss dolls.

India Eisley as Plantine
Marie Avgeropoulos as Melia
Lyndsy Fonseca as Melusine
Zac Efron as Ryder

What do you think, Book Addicts?


Heidi Garrett 

She is the author of The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series. Her personal message to all her readers is: 
Once upon a time, you lived in an enchanted world, too…
May you always see the magic in your life.
The Queen of the Realm of Faerie includes many strong female characters within an intricate fantasy land. It is also a fairy tale fantasy.
The first book, Nandana’s Mark, is one of those free ebooks; the second book, The Flower of Isbelline, is now available; and the third book, The Dragon Carnivale, will be released in June 2013.
Heidi's hope is that when you read her books, you will rediscover the enchantment in your own life. 
She currently resides in Eastern Washington State with her husband and their two cats. So far, she loves the snow. Being from the South, she finds it very magical.

Win (5) signed print copies of "True Love's First Kiss" written by Heidi Garrett 

Win (2) ebooks of "True Love's First Kiss" written by Heidi Garrett 


  1. Patricia and Rosario, thank you for having me on your beautiful blog, and for reviewing and reading TLFK! It's a long book, so I appreciate it, and I'm so glad you loved it. And I love your dream cast, especially how India, Marie, and Lyndsay look like real sisters! And who can say no to Zac Effron! You made my day:) Heidi

    1. Hi Heidi!

      It was an honor to read your book. We really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for everything and for the beautiful book that it's in my nightstand right now! hahaha
      About the dream cast, I already thought about India to be Plantine and then I wanted to choose two more girls that looked like her. And the boy in the cover looks a little bit like Zac Efron, so that's how he came to my mind as Ryder ^^
      So glad you like the dream cast and glad to be part of this wonderful tour.

      Patri :)

  2. Spectacular review! So glad you loved it :)

    Thanks for participating.