My rating: 5 of 5 stars
From Holly Black to Jim Butcher, I read a lot of books that involve Faeries of one kind or another. Still, this one felt fresh. It had the folklore grounding of a Holly Black novel, but a tone and humor more likely to appeal to Butcher fan’s.
The characters were cute and believable – people I could picture myself being friends with.
The plot was fast paced, and for the most part, I was able to suspend my disbelief and enjoy the ride.
As far as flaws go, sometimes things seemed a little too easy. I laughed a little when one of the characters said humans were fixing Earth, but reminded myself that the political climate may have been more…optimistic…when this book began.
The rest of the story was fun and well thought out, so I can forgive those flaws.
If you like a good blend of science and fantasy, then you will enjoy Phaethon.