Secret Origins (The Courtless Fae #1) by Maya Daniels

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She doesn’t remember her past.

She barely has a future.

She has today, and that is all a predator like her needs.

Being part of the protective force of the supernatural world was a task Myst grudgingly accepted. It is better than having to deal with the ghosts from her past that have been haunting her dreams. With shadows lurking at the back of her mind, she embraces the kill or be killed attitude with gusto.

When the two worlds threaten to collide, she realizes she’s up to her neck in trouble with no escape in sight. Tricked and manipulated, she finds herself in the eye of the storm.

Having no memory of her past does not mean her old life won’t catch up with her.

As for the shadows that were lurking on the edges of her mind…

They are alive.

They are coming.

What they fail to realize is this – Myst has no intention of being an easy prey.

4 out of 5 (very good)

Secret Origins is the first book in The Courtless Fae series and runs along the same timeline as Ignited, the sixth and final book in the Daywalker series. Personally, I would recommend you read that series first as it will give you a better idea about the different characters and what makes them tick. You will also see Myst with Frankie which is always worth a read.

You learn more about Myst from the start of this book. She has a persona she puts forward for everyone, and even falls for it herself at times. She pushes people away, not wanting to care for anyone. Unfortunately for her, some people sneak past her walls. From the other books, it is obvious that Myst and Fenrir have a history together but now we learn just what that history was. No wonder Myst pushed him away. Fenrir has a lot to do to make up to Myst and to get her to trust him again.

As with all of Maya Daniels' books, it is full of snarky humour and action. There are new characters to meet as we learn about Myst's past that I can't wait to meet again. A brilliant start to a new series and definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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USA Today Bestselling and multi award-winning fiction author, Maya Daniels shares her skillful and creative storytelling with readers from around the world. Semiramis is her first published trilogy. Marrying her investigative journalism skills with her knowledge and passion of the esoteric, she spins compelling stories of magic, truth, romance, and adventure. She lives with her magick sprinkled familiar, a cat named Odyssey, in Southern California. When not reading all about the arcane, eating chocolate, or writing her next novel, she is busy with her Reiki healing practice.

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