Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries
An absolute joy of a novel. I loved every page and couldn't put it down! Is it too early to call it my book of the year?
Emily Wilde is a scholar and faerie expert, one chapter away from completing her Encyclopaedia of Faeries. She's on a field trip researching the secretive Hidden Ones and has no time for befriending the townsfolk, or putting up with her academic rival and only friend, Wendell Bambleby. And she definitely doesn't need thier help. But as Emily finds herself caught up in more and more faerie dramas it starts to seem as if she's about to become a cautionary chapter in her own life's work.
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries was everything I wanted and more - cosy, romantic and filled with dark and tricky faeries. I'd seen a lot of buzz about this online before reading, and it was absolutely worthy of the hype. I cannot recommend it enough.