Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

by Heather M. Fawcett

Rating: 4 (4 votes)

Tags: Set in United Kingdom Female author

Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

"In the early 1900s, a curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town to study faerie folklore, where she discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love. Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on dryadology, the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world's first encyclopedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party--much less get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog Shadow, and the Fair Folk to that of friends or lovers. So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hransvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: the dashing and insufferably handsome Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of her research, and utterly confound and frustrate Emily. 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"--


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Kerry
(1 month ago)
01 Jun, 2024
I want nothing more than to bury myself in the world of this book, I'm so sad this particular adventure is over. I was a little nervous in the beginning, knowing that it was a very hyped up book said to be the perfect cozy fantasy (and also I didn't like Bambleby when he was first introduced), but I'm so relieved and ecstatic to be come out the other end knowing it was absolutely right. The writing through journaling is so enticing to read, giving it a different voice than many books. I loved the touches of academia throughout it all, and the world of faeries intertwined with ours was so fun to experience. I'm so pleased by how it never felt like there was a lull in the pacing or adventure. And the romance *killed* me, I don't know how it was spun so magically to the outcome that it was, but I was internally screaming and sobbing over it at every mention. I'm so excited to read the next book, and just to reread it.

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