A Twist of Fae: Surfaeillance by Rebekah Shafer follows the adventures of Burgundy Graves, a detective among the faeries in the World. Assigned to protect a millionaire, but abandoned by her partners, Burgundy is disturbed to see shape-shifting ogres appear and kill him. Finally locating her two partners, Burgundy takes off after the shape-shifters to track down the monsters. Acquiring a faery along the way who sometimes helps but sometimes gets in the way, Burgundy gets to work.
This novella is full of delight and creativity. It is fun, combining mystery with the world of Faery, with a monitored portal between Earth and Faery, but potential for illegal portals to be created. With shape-shifting ogres out to destroy her, Burgundy has a big job to do, but this is one bold, capable woman, a detail I really enjoy and that I think the readers of Fangirl Nation will really enjoy.
The audio edition is narrated by Anna Castiglioni, who helps to bring this book to life. She makes Burgundy seem even more real than she might seem on paper.
In spite of my general disinterest in things fantasy, I enjoyed A Twist of Fae: Surfaeillance. I picked it up because I was asked if I would review it, but now I’m ready to listen to the next in the series when it comes out. The blend of genres works well, and I know our readers will have fun with this book. I give it four stars.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the narrator, but that in no way influenced my review.