Sunday, August 3, 2014

Indie Book Review - Abandoned Courage by Jill Daugherty

Title: Abandoned Courage
Author: Jill Daugherty
Series: Courage Series
Published: July 28, 2013


“I’ll take on Balor—I’ve resigned myself to that fate—but I can’t take these girls anymore.”

“So, just to clarify: Most evil faery known to all of faery-dome—no problem. A bunch of snide and petty girls—that you’re not up to?”


“Seriously, cushla macree, we need to have a discussion about your ranking system.”

Maggie O’Neill had a rough junior year…

She fell in love with Simon.

She found out Simon was a faery.

She hung out with her dead ancestors.

She was stalked by an evil faery.

…but that was nothing compared to what’s in store for senior year. She’s the new girl at faery boarding school and is subjected to something she never thought she’d have to deal with in her entire life—mean girls. To make matters worse, she’s seeing less and less of Simon, her faery guard is smothering her in their efforts to protect her, and the evil faery is still stalking her, determined to kill her before she can kill him. She starts to wonder if she’ll make it to graduation. Then the unthinkable happens and she wonders if she’ll be able to survive even one more day.


I love when Indie books turn out to be really wonderful....and leave me scrambling to buy the next book in the series. 

The boarding school theme is a guilty pleasure for me because without adult supervision, the characters have more opportunity to screw up epically and that means a wild ride of a read. And Maggie doesn't disappoint. She tries to do the right thing, but she keeps making mistakes and her mistakes have dangerous and monumental consequences. 

I loved how her relationship with Simon progressed in this book, it was sweet and perfect.

My last thought....those last few paragraphs of the book? WHY Jill Daugherty? Oh....I thought you broke my heart in Chapter 30....but now it's kind of shattered. I hope it can be repaired.


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