Forge and Fire: The Replacement #1 by Ripley Proserpina
Sticks and stones and moss and leaves… that’s what Tatiana is made of.
Tatiana is a replacement—an exchanged child—created to take the place of a perfect human baby and left in a cradle on a cold, winter night.
But twenty years later, her time is running out. The creature who made Tatiana returns and challenges everything she knows. Not only is Tatiana not human, and her family not her family, but the human world is killing her.
Determined to give her family the life—and daughter—they deserve, Tatiana journeys to a strange world, one of fire and dust, and concrete and glass. There, she’ll risk everything to find the human girl she replaced, and make things right.
But she won’t be alone. Grisha, a roamer, and Fedir, a mysterious shifter, find her and vow to help her.
And they aren’t the only ones.
Soon, Shubin, Taras, and Kopala, are caught up in Tatiana’s quest. Fascinated by this exchanged girl, the five otherworldly creatures will put their trust in her.
But hope is a fragile thing, and Tatiana’s been burned before. Will she come to believe she’s finally found a place to belong?
Review by Bubbles The Book Pimp
First in a new series. This is a wonderful tale of a girl, a sick girl, a changling, a replacement… a fae creation made to fool humans in to not realising their child had been stolen… but Tatiana did not die as planned… nearly 20 years has passed when she is finally told that she is dying…. and that she isn’t actually human!
I love stories that focus on the fae, I especially love this authors… it’s a unique and action packed tale, filled with mystery and intrigue from the start… poor Tati is so in the dark… and me the reader along with her…finding herself aided by a strange and unique collection of fae protectors along the way makes her journey all that more confusing… but it also makes for great reading! I love a reverse harem… I love a fae reverse harem even more so 🤣🤣
With names I’ve got not chance of spelling ( sorry Ripley 🤣) I’ve already singled out my favourites.. ( Shubin 🙌🏻🙌🏻) each one is more intriguing and enigmatic than the last and I cannot wait to see how their stories are revealed as well as their relationships develop with each other as well as Tati.
If you like variety amongst your book boyfriends… then this dear readers is the book to get! This is. Slow burn reverse harem but not the dreaded death by slower than snails slow burn… it has a nice pace that suits the pace of the story.
This is a series that I will be waiting somewhat impatiently for…bewarned there is a somewhat cliffhanger of an ending but given the excitement it was managed brilliantly.
Bring on book 2 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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