Review: The Faceless Woman (The Otherworld #4)
I received this Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review from the author.
Once upon a time… A town will only suffer the presence of a witch for as long as she is useful. Aisling watches the flames lick her thighs and prays for a quick death. But when an Unseelie prince appears through the smoke, she does what any self respecting witch would do. She curses him. Bran should never have traveled to the human realm, and is shocked when a witch binds them together. His life is hers and he refuses to die. He saves her from the fires, casts a hex on the townsfolk for good measure, then whisks her away to safety. His only stipulation? She has to remove the binding curse. Unfortunately for them both, she can’t. Witch and Unseelie must travel across the Otherworld to break the ties that bind them. Secrets and lies stand between them, but both will stop at nothing to save themselves.
My rating: 5 stars
This is the second book I've read by Emma Hamm and I have to say I loved this one just as much as I loved Bride of the Sea. The cover is amazing and the story was very interesting. I loved Aisling and Bran. Their bickering back and forth was funny and entertaining. I loved the hate to love romance between them. The mystery behind Aisling's identity drove the story forward and made it hard to put it down. I wanted to know her history and what had happened to make it so that she was essentially a faceless woman. The answer did not disppoint at all. I also loved the ending to this one. It was such a shock and I just did not see that coming. I am all too happy that there will be a sequel and I get more of Bran and Aisling. I wonder how they will fare in the next book.
Aisling was a very strong female character and I admired that about her. She was so fearless and willing to do whatever it took. She charged forth without a lot of thought most of the time and refused to let her fear get the better of her at any point. She'd been hurt a lot and had a lot of walls built around her and after learning her story it's very understandable. Bran was amazing. At first I didn't like him much but he grew on me just as he grew on Aisling. He wasn't the villain he tried to portray himself to be. The two of them together was just perfection. I loved Lorcan too. He cracked me up on more than one occasion. There weren't a lot of characters in this book to root for. Most were obstacles that Bran and Aisling had to get past and they were mostly the bad guys for lack of a better term. I do not want to say too much to avoid spoilers but also I do not know how Bran and Aisling's story ends. I will have to wait until the next installment is released. I am trying to be patient but it won't be easy.
This book was so well written and intriguing and kept me engrossed from the beginning. I hated reading it when I knew I could not devote hours to it and would have to stop. Once I got that time, I finished it in one sitting. I want to see what happens with Bran, Aisling, and Lorcan next. I need the second book like now.