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Review ~ Strangehold by Rene Sears

34997223Title: Strangehold
Author: Rene Sears
Series: Crossroads of Worlds #1
Release date: July 19th, 2017
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Description:

Morgan Tenpenny has retreated from her painful, magical past, choosing to live quietly as a guardian of one of the gates between worlds. But her sister Gwen is married to a lord of the High Court of Faerie—and when Gwen asks her to protect her nieces, it’s time for Morgan to emerge from her seclusion. The gates to Faerie have inexplicably closed, and no one knows why, not even Falcon, the fae Morgan finds trapped on her side of the gate.

As a devastating illness that only affects magic users starts to sweep through the country, Falcon tells Morgan of a way to reach her nieces in Faerie through a mysterious place called Strangehold—if Morgan can trust that Falcon is all that he seems. But with the Queen of Faerie increasingly defensive of her borders, even their combined powers may not be enough to win them through.

With relations between fae and human falling apart and a deadly illness threatening all of her old colleagues, Morgan finds that her past isn’t as dead as she’d thought. She must navigate the threats in time to save her nieces—and just maybe the world.

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I liked this book, the world that Rene creates is kind of fantastic and I think it is an interesting way to portray Humans and Fae. Even though it is lacking in the romance area, it does have adventure and well balanced characters that were really relatable. I do feel that maybe it was too short and I am sincerely hoping that future books hold more romantic elements. But I am looking forwarding to reading more from Rene Sears.

Four Stars

About the Author


By day, Rene Sears is an editor. By night, (or early in the morning, or on lunch breaks) she writes. She has had short stories published in Cicada, Daily Science Fiction, and Galaxy’s Edge magazine and is the author of the Crossroads of Worlds series.

She lives in Birmingham, Al, with her husband, two children, and a dog that may or may not be part Belgian Shepherd. You can find out more at and sign up for her newsletter at

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