Dark Fae Black World (Books 1 & 2) by Quinn Blackbird

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I just finished the first TWO books of the Black World series by Quinn Blackbird and OMG 😲 you guys! I am OBSESSED!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ok SO MUCH to say!! 🙌🏻

FIRST and MOST important! This is NOT FOR EVERYONE ☠️! Y’all that know me by now with my ‘emoji’ reviews 😜… know that I LOVE ❤️ ALL sorts of books! So my main goal with these reviews is that yes, they are entertaining 🤪… but that ultimately you see this and know IMMEDIATELY if this is a book for you or not (since I personally love all kinds of genres & tropes!) That way it’s a win-win 🏆 for both reader and author! 👏🏻

And this book is… WOW 🤩! If you don’t like STEAM 🔥, scroll-on-by! If you don’t like DARK romance, scroll-on-by! If you don’t like a truly BAD 😈 MMC VILLAN with an enemy-to-lovers trope, scroll-on-by! If you don’t like dubious consent 😬… please scroll-on-by! Again, this is NOT for EVERYONE!!

Ok so now that I have those warnings ⚠️ covered… you guys, I am SO OBSESSED 🖤🖤🖤. This is a Rapid Release format (she releases pieces of the books at a time, which is why I’m writing this on Book 1 and Book 2 because together, they feel like one complete book to me) … from a really unknown author and I just stumbled upon it while searching Amazon last night! And let me tell you… I read the ‘Look Inside’ and I was HOOKED 🙌🏻. But then I saw that it didn’t have great reviews 😢, so I moved on! But that ‘Look Inside’ just nagged at me… I had to go back 🏃🏻‍♀️! It was calling me… “Rebecca … Rebecca …Rebecca… please come read me ” 😆! So I went back and looked at the reviews once more and you know what?!? 😠😠😠 This is one of those authors where people are clicking “helpful” on the bad reviews in order to get them to jump to the top reviews section 😲! Just like what happened with Stephanie Hudson! 😡 This is SO WRONG and it makes me SO ANGRY 😤 that people would do this to an Author who has poured their heart ❤️ & soul into their work! So once I saw that … I was like…. Hellllll No!! I’m gonna give this a shot! And boy! I am SO GLAD I DID! 🥳🥳🥳

So this book is about a sort of apocalyptic world where the DARK FAE swept in, brought the darkness, and killed like, most of the humans 😬. Only few remain and their sole role is to provide a yearly bounty to the Fae in the form of goods. Enter 👉🏻 our FMC 👏🏻. She’s 26 and sickly 🤕. Every year when the Dark Prince 👑 comes to reap her family’s fruity bounty, she hides from him since weak humans are cruelly discarded in this world of no sun ☀️ and no moon 🌙 ! This is a tactic that successfully works year after year… until it doesn’t 😉. Leaving our heroine wondering if the bounty given was ever really supposed to be the crops 🍎 her family grows or… something much more? 💋🔥

OMG the world building is SO FANTASTIC 🙌🏻 in these books! I was sucked in from the get go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I could SEE 👀 the darkness, FEEL 🌬 the chill, and wistfully reminisce ☺️ about the world (our world) that existed before the EVIL 😈 FAE. I was drawn to her plight, her struggles, her illness. Every time she coughed, I was right there with her! Feeling for her! 🖤🖤🖤 And when her plight begins, I was with her for every minute of her journey… page turning after page turning! Anxious 😬 to see what happened next… NEEDING to know what happened next! 🙏🏻😬🙏🏻😬🙏🏻

And you guys, I’m SO torn up about this MMC 🥵!! This is a AUTHENTIC, REAL enemies-to-lovers! This guys is an ENEMY 🔪 ! No question! And although I usually only like bad boys (who are really good guys ☺️)… I’m just as obsessed with this MMC as this FMC is! He is hot 🥵! He has searing eyes 👀 ! And he cannot look away from our girl! 🔥🔥 But man! He is BAD BAD BAD! And the STEAM!!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Oh my gosh. So steamy 🌶 ! It’s all kinds of WRONG… like Haunting Adeline kind of wrong 😅… but I don’t care, I love it! 🖤🖤🖤 It’s Fantasy! It’s Fantasy, peeps! Not real! But freaking addictive! 🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻

And the writing is SO great. Like GREAT 🤩. It reads like a Romance Fantasy… feels like it starts out like a FBAA (ok it’s NOTHING like FBAA … let’s be very clear there! But I was hooked like I was with FBAA) … and for the longest time I couldn’t tell if this was a Romance Fantasy or a PRN 😮! The cover made me think PRN and then when the steam happens, I was like yup… gotta be a PRN 😆! But it totally fooled me for a while because the world building is SO good 👏🏻 and it feels so much like a Romance Fantasy… except it’s super easy to understand! I’m not sitting there re-reading sentences trying to figure out the descriptions (beautiful 🌈 descriptions in some Romance Fantasies, yes, but still work on my part! 😂😂😂)

So I haven’t read the rest of the books… just the first two books… but I CANNOT wait to start book three 👏🏻! I literally took a beat to write this first because I HAD to get the word out there! I think this author is a hidden gem 💎! She has hardly any ratings and hardly any followers… and based on these two books, that has to change folks! 🤞🏻🙏🏻 And I’m trying to help with that change 💜! I’m not affiliated with this author (or the book biz for that matter,) but I’ve read 100’s of Romance Fantasies, PRN’s, and UFs… and this story (if you like this kind of dark trope) … is up there y’all with some of my favs! So much so, that when searching for more info on this author, I found a post from the AMAZING 🤩 Author RAVEN KENNEDY (Plated Prisoner!) just GUSHING about these book too! So it ain’t just me obsessed, yo! 🙌🏻

So if you like a REAL enemies-to-lover where the MMC is truly a BAD guy, some pretty freaking AMAZING doomsday worldbuilding, a FMC that has an actual illness 🤕 but is doing everything she can to combat 🤺 it, some HOT 🥵 STEAM (and yes, definitely dubious consent scenes😬,) a combo of both Romance Fantasy and DARK PRN, supporting an unknown author, and some pretty gripping page-turning… give this a shot! It’s free on KU and you never know, it may be addictive AILMENT that ensnares you!