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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

By Heather Fawcett
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett digital book - Fable

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north in this “incredibly fun journey through fae lands and dark magic” (NPR), the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series.

“A darkly gorgeous fantasy that sparkles with snow and magic.”—Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, PopSugar, Polygon, The Globe and Mail, She Reads


Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party—or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people.

So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, muddle Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her.

But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones—the most elusive of all faeries—lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all—her own heart.

Book One of the Emily Wilde Series

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Slightly Smiling Face“I’m not going to lie… I was extremely skeptical going into this book. But I actually really enjoyed it! It was a little tough to switch my brain to this style of writing and type of fantasy at first. Once I was in it, it was so fun and I had a hard time putting it down.”
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Likable charactersBeautifully writtenFunny writingComicalRomanticUnsatisfying ending
Slightly Smiling Face“I enjoyed this book and look forward to future reads. Bambleby and Emily are adorable and sometimes infuriating characters, but they're so authentic and real. He is a spoiled Fae prince and infuriated me at times for being lazy and entitled. But that was so realistic for his character. The same for Emily, she was so obtuse and awkward it drove me crazy and made me want to whack them both over the head while reading. But again, I think this only made them seem more authentic and, in the end, lovable. I gave 3.5 stars because it was a bit slow at times and the characters were a little less relatable than I'm used to, as mentioned. But overall I grew to love them and the story and I'm glad I found a new cozy fantasy series that I love. 795-6231 i”
Believable charactersDescriptive writingOriginal writingMagical settingFeel good
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Believable charactersBeautifully writtenFunny writingFast-paced

About Heather Fawcett

Heather Fawcett is the author of the middle-grade novels Ember and the Ice Dragons, The Language of Ghosts, and The School Between Winter and Fairyland, as well as the young adult series Even the Darkest Stars. She has a master’s degree in English literature and has worked as an archaeologist, photographer, technical writer, and backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theater festival. She lives on Vancouver Island.

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