Dust by Devon Ashley
Published: September 18th 2012
Series: Of Dust and Darkness #1
Source: Received from author for review
4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back.
68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.
87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.
88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.
Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but.
When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable.
And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.
*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Pixies and pixie dust. First thing you think is Tinkerbell, right? And the story starts pretty much the bubbly and happy pixie way, but soon turn into something completely different.
I did expect something pretty dark based on the synopsis, but I was still pretty surprised. Because.. Who would ever think about torturing Tinkerbell?! Well, Devon did, and I wasn't disappointed! In a good way ;)
Rosalie lives her life somewhat happily, until someone takes her. She ends up enslaved by the faeries and her only purpose is to make pixie dust for them.
But since she got some serious attitude, she ends up spending a lot of time in a prison. Where she meets Jack, surprisingly kind faerie. They bond and even though they know they can't be together, they can't really help how they feel.
I'm pretty sure this was my first pixie read and this wasn't what I expected! As I mentioned, this was pretty dark read. But thanks to Devon, you don't end up depressed but hopeful and happy, even under the circumstances. Characters and emotions were believable, and Devon did absolutely brilliant job at those!
My absolutely favorite part was the romance. When Rosalie ends up in prison, you just start hoping she'll get her prince in shining armor, and there he is! Not only were they sweet and adorable, but also funny, since there's some really humorous parts in the story.
And the first thought after finishing this was.. O-M-G, this rocks, I want more! Now I've had some time to digest the story, and I actually start loving it even more. It's unique, funny and vivid and you can't help but fall in love with the characters. And don't be scared, there's so much more than just torturing Tinkerbel! ;)
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