Summary: Family secrets, changelings, and fairies you never want to meet on a dark night.
Jess Morgan’s life has always been chaotic.
When a startling new reality cannot be denied, it’s clear that everything she believed about herself is a lie. She is linked to a world where humans- ‘hot bloods’- are disposable entertainment. Life on a run-down estate — her single mom’s alcoholism and violent boyfriend — become the least of Jess’s worries.
*I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review!*
My Thoughts: There have been so many faerie books coming out recently, and I was excited to see the take on them in this book. We Other started out really strong. The opening grabbed me, and I loved the transition from the past into the present. Our heroine, Jess, was a spunky and angsty teen, with too much responsibility on her shoulders, due to her mom’s drinking and abusive relationships. I think her mom’s history, that we find out in pieces and flashbacks, was my favorite part of the story, and it was cool to put all the pieces together. The introduction of Caleb and Ivy was a surprise, and the weaving and connecting of all the story lines was really well done. Jess and Caleb’s relationship felt very inta-lovey to me, and I didn’t buy it 100%. I liked each of their characters individually, but I didn’t feel a spark between them. The plot was a little slow moving and anticlimactic, but it was easy to read. The beginning and the end felt like two different books with where the narrative progressed, and this whole book felt like a set up for the next part of the story. There were some good reveals, and some exciting moments, but overall it was pretty low-key. The afterword definitely sets you up for a sequel, and I while I’m not dying for the next book, I would like to see how it turns out.
About the Author: Sue Bentley
Sue Bentley discovered a love of books at an early age. She worked for Northamptonshire Libraries for many years, while teaching herself the craft of writing. She is the author of the worldwide, bestselling Magic Kitten, Magic Puppy, Magic Ponies, Magic Bunny series for age 5-9 years. She also writes for children and adults under various pen names. A lover of English Folklore, her books often contain elements of the otherworld and the darkness within the every day. Her books have been translated into around 20 languages. We Other is her first book for Young Adults. www.suebentley.co.uk