Author: A.R. Miller

Discover the Fey Creations series by AR Miller

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Unenchanted, Re-Enchanted and Shadow Play by AR Miller

When I read Disenchanted, the first book in the Fey Creations series, I was enchanted with the location (Iowa), Keely’s search for who/what she is and her love for caffeine (specifically coffee and Doctor Pepper). The first book had a straightforward murder mystery plus the secrets around Keely’s powers. The book was enjoyable and a quick read.

I finally decided to finish reading the books in the series that are currently available. I read them back-to-back. As I progressed through the story, I became more comfortable with the Norse mythology which provides the source for Fey Creations’ world. It was also helpful that Miller began to provide more context the foreign words I struggled with in book one and character backgrounds as the story moved along.

Unfortunately, The Fey Creations series is falling short for me after four books. While I adore the characters, multiple pop culture references and the need to mainline caffeine on a bad day, not much happened in books two, three and four. There is no overarching mystery or big baddie that brings the characters together. Three new possible baddies are introduced—one in each book—but their story goes nowhere and is brushed under the rug. Stasia Athory intrigued me the most (for reasons that could be considered a spoiler so I won’t share). But nothing happened. Keely makes so little progress with her powers, finding Vereinen and discovering her true purpose that by the end of book four I was astonished I had actually read three distinct books.

Does this mean that I’ll stop reading the Fey Creations series? Well, I still enjoy the characters and the books are quick enjoyable reads—bubble gum books. But I’m certain my enjoyment of the series will not last much longer if there is no forward momentum with Keely’s powers or more conflict to progress each book forward.

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Discover the Fey Creations series by AR Miller

Unenchanted

Author: A.R. Miller
Published on: September 2013
Pages: 270
Series: Fey Creations #2
Genres: fairy tales & folklore, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Down
Also in this series: Disenchanted

Discover the Fey Creations series by AR Miller

Re-enchanted

Author: A.R. Miller
Published on: October 2014
Pages: 260
Series: Fey Creations #3
Genres: fairy tales & folklore, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Down
Also in this series: Disenchanted

Discover the Fey Creations series by AR Miller

Shadow Play

Author: A.R. Miller
Published on: September 30, 2016
Pages: 334
Series: Fey Creations #3
Genres: fairy tales & folklore, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Down
Also in this series: Disenchanted

About A.R. Miller

A.R. Miller’s contemporary fantasy series, Fey Creations, has been compared to potato chips. ‘Absolutely no nutritional value, but fun to eat and highly addictive.’ A great complement considering potato chips are in the top five of her favorite foods and she strives to do nothing but entertain with her writing. The series revolves around stylist, Keely Fey, the secrets of her heritage and suppressed magical Talents. A.R. lives in Central Iowa with an accommodating husband and their feline companion. When not testing the patience of readers with cliffhanger endings, you might find her wielding a makeup brush or curling iron as a freelance stylist. The next installment of the Fey Creations series is scheduled for later this year.

 


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