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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Lisa Helmick

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am SO glad I picked this up. It is attention getting right from Start. The writing in here seems to appeal to something in Me. I love the intrigue, the bits of information given and the relationships between the characters. It all keeps me going and wanting to know who, what, when, where and why.

This is filled with a plethora of wonderful and amazing characters. Pixies, witches, faeries, goblins and demons among others. I rarely say this but I came to enjoy meeting each one of them. Their relationships are so interwoven I couldn’t wait to figure them out. Who controls who? Whom are friends/hates who? Who is stronger? Who is lying and why? I was so happy to get these answered among others throughout the book.

The story is fast paced and is intricately woven to give me some Information. But I am a puzzler so I need to figure out the unasked questions. Therefore I could hardly put this down. Because just when I figured out one thing…another would catch my interest and I’m off again. Everything was explained so well and at the perfect time. Not too much background information at any given moment.

This is a first time author for me! I am impressed with the quality of work done on this book. I think she hit ALL the marks for a story well done. I absolutely LOVED it and highly recommend to all Paranormal lovers! I look forward to more from this author but especially these characters!

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Chantelle Smith

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jamie A. Waters! Where have you been! After all the fantasy reads I have read I can’t believe I haven’t read one of your books before, but you better be sure this will be one of my one to watch authors and immediate reads, whenever we are graced with another read! This book was everything and more! I was totally captivated, entranced and hooked right from the first page till the very end, and even when it did end I wanted more! This was written in such a descriptive way it made it a mentally visual read that made you believe you were there alongside the amazing characters. The characters are likeable and you easily connect to them in order to follow their journey in this action-packed, adventure read. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this series develops. I will definitely be eagerly awaiting for Book 2. Until then this is a read that should not be missed!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Erin Wolf

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters, 5 stars.

Sabine has been hiding in this city among the humans and others. Very few know who or what she really is. When a stranger comes to town, he is intriguing. But he seems to know a bit too much about her kind. It is obvious that he is hiding something, but what? Will it come back to hurt her? Someone has discovered who she is though and now she must make a decision, run or stay and fight, knowing she risks the lives of those she has come to care for.

This author is knew to me and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was blown away. The characters and world are so fantastically created, I was pulled right in. The story is unlike anything I have read before and I completely enjoyed it. Sabine is such a wonderful lead character and the others in the book are so interesting and help make this book even better. I cannot wait to see what lies in store for us in the future books in the series.

If you are a fan of fantasy, a wonderful female lead characters, this book is for you.

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Erica Fish

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have not read anything by Jamie Waters and that will be changing after reading To Kill a Fae, the first book in The Dragon Portal series. From the cover graphics to the first page with the Fae on it, I knew this was going to be an exciting read. Fantasy books have been one of the genres that I loved reading and I want to thank Ms. Waters for showing me why this genre is awesome. Ms. Waters brought the characters to life with her descriptive writing skills. From the scenery to the characters, I felt like I was there with them. I became part of their world. The plot of the story was interesting and kept me guessing and looking around the corners. The story is about Sabine who escaped from her home as she was marked for death. Sabine was doing good until a stranger arrived where she was at. Sabine needs to focus because she has been tasked with a dangerous task and needs to be careful. Will Sabine be able to complete her task? Will the stranger be helpful to her or will he turn her over? This is a great beginning and I cannot wait to see where it goes from here.

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Maura Harper

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

TO KILL A FAE is the first story in The Dragon Portal series.

I am a huge fan of Fae AND Dragons and all things in between so this book is right up my alley.

There is great world building in this story. Secondary characters are as well developed as the main characters and carry the story along nicely. There is a freshness about the way the story unravels – although it is obvious as to who is what and why (as titles and blurbs tend to give away) I found myself invested in some of the not so nice characters. I wanted their stories also. I look forward to following the series as it continues.

I would recommend this to my teenage cousins and elderly book club members alike.

Review by @mauraharper

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Angela Hayes

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

OMG why have I not discovered this author before now!!! This is one of my favourite books of the year, if not ever!!! I was completely riveted by the story- from beginning to end- and didn’t come up for air till I had wrung every last word off the pages. I got to the end and wanted more- not the more like it was lacking in some way- because this story is anything but lacking! No- the more as in, I don’t want to leave the story- I want to stay in its embrace- and I NEED to know what’s going to happen and don’t make me leave this ‘world’. That’s how good this book is. I NEED the next book STAT! Like today- no, make that YESTERDAY!!!!
To Kill a Fae is the first incredible instalment in The Dragon Portals Series by Jamie A. Waters. As you may have gathered by this point in my review, this is my first read from Ms. Waters- and what an brilliant introduction to her work/style this book has been. After stalking her, I mean ‘researched’ her- I have discovered that she has a whole slew of other book which I can’t wait to explore! They should keep me occupied for a while- and maybe keep my mind off the next book in this series, till it releases.
This is a sublime fantasy- with magic, Fae, action, adventure, drama, demons, dragons, other paranormal/supernatural beings & creatures, secrets, chemistry, tension, twists, and romance.
We jump straight into the action, right from the beginning- as Ms. Waters weaves this exciting tale. Her world building is fantastic- creating a rich and vivid ‘landscape’ in which to set her story. Her attention to detail is remarkable- and her little touches only enhance this otherwise superbly crafted world, making it so believable and ‘real’ that I was transported into the story and experienced everything right alongside the characters. Down to a detailed backstory, history, and cultural touches- nothing was left to chance. Giving the story an added depth and richness that can be lacking in other books.
I loved that this story is told from a duel perspective- as it gave me so much more to ponder. The story is definitely intriguing and suspenseful- and comes with quite a lot of heart-pounding action that had me devouring the pages to discover how things would play out.
The characters are truly wonderful- an absolutely stellar cast whom I couldn’t have loved more even if you’d paid me!! Sabine and Malek are divine. I LOVE every single little thing about them. They are so well developed, and they continued to grow and develop throughout the story. Even the secondary characters didn’t miss out on this attention- and their parts really enhanced the whole story. I loved the addition of the street urchins & Edvar, as well as Blossom & Barley- but especially Bane, Dax, Esme, and Balkin- pure genius on Ms. Water’s part.
I can’t find the words to truly do this story the justice it deserves, and I can’t recommend this book highly enough! So, do yourself the favour and grab a copy and discover all the spellbinding delights for yourself! This is definitely one of those stories that will stay with you long after you close the cover (have you noticed how fantastic this cover is- just WOW).

Kudos, and thank you, Jamie A. Waters- I’m looking forward to our next rendezvous!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Heather Lovelace

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This epic fantasy has it all! I wa a immediately drawn into this world of fae and never looked back. In fact I found myself so deeply drawn in that I was upset to have to re-emerge to reality after the last page was finished. Grand detail, imaginative characters – this story just felt so vivid and real to me. I loved every single page and am so excited to see how the series continues. My only complaint will be if I have to wait long for book two. Loved it!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) By Jamie A. Waters – Review by Laura Furuta

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1)
By: Jamie A. Waters
5 out of 5 stars

The story To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters is an amazing fantasy book. It pulls you in right from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I had read the final page. The story has action, danger, mystery, and magic. It takes you on a journey that will have you wondering what is going to happen next. I loved reading about Sabine. She is a young woman who is intelligent, beautiful, independent, and stubborn. She needs to keep her head down and stay hidden. Never let anyone know who she really is. Those plans soon begin to fall apart. Sabine meets a handsome and charming stranger who has arrived in the city. Both feel a pull and are drawn to each other. What does the future hold for Sabine and the stranger? Will she outsmart the ones that are hunting her? Read this book to find out. This story will have you believing in magic and other creatures such as the Fae. The book does a wonderful job in world-building. I loved reading about the legends and stories that are told. The story is written in such a way that I felt like I was right there with the characters. Don’t miss out on a wonderful story with amazing characters. I highly recommend reading it.

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Bobbi Wagner

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. When I first opened this book the first thing that I see is a very pretty fae at the top of the chapter. For me this set the tone for the book and I was pulled in after that. The characters are connectable and brought the story to life. Sabrina is tasked with stealing an item but in order to break the barrier protecting it she may have to put herself in danger. I recommend reading this book to find out what happens next.

Review by @bjwagner
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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters
Genre – Fantasy
Page Count – 336 pages

THE DARKNESS HOLDS MORE THAN JUST SECRETS…

Marked for death, Sabine escaped from her home more than ten years ago.
But the Wild Hunt will never give up.
It should have been easy to stay hidden. All Sabine had to do was keep her head down, avoid telling anyone about her past, and above all else — not let her glamour drop.
Even the best-laid plans eventually fall apart.
When a charismatic stranger arrives in the city, Sabine finds herself unwittingly drawn to him and the power she can sense hidden within him. Keeping her distance is nearly impossible, especially after a life debt is called due and she’s tasked into helping steal a rare artifact.
Sabine is the only one who can break the magical barriers protecting the item, but that means revealing the truth about her identity and exposing her darkest secrets.
Unfortunately, the Fae aren’t the only ones hunting her.
And the most dangerous monsters aren’t always confined to the dark.

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Jamie A. Waters is an award-winning writer of science fiction and fantasy romance. Her first novel, Beneath the Fallen City, was a winner of the Readers’ Favorite Award in Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance and the CIPA EVVY Award in Science Fiction.

Jamie currently resides in Florida with a murder of crows in her backyard and two neurotic dogs who enjoy stealing socks. When she’s not pursuing her passion of writing, she’s usually trying to learn new and interesting random things (like how to pick locks or use the self-cleaning feature of the oven without setting off the fire alarm). In her downtime, she enjoys reading, playing computer games, painting, or acting as a referee between the dragons and fairies currently at war inside the closet. Learn more about her at jamieawaters.com.

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