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War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings) [Kindle Edition]

Elle Casey
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews)

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Book Description

WAR OF THE FAE is a 4-book, YA Contemporary Fantasy series, written for older teens and adults.  Its follow-on series is Clash of the Otherworlds, a 3-book series available on Amazon.

Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?

**No sex or drugs.  Yes, contains some violence and foul language - some might say excessive foul language.  Not meant for middle-grade readers (less than 15 years of age).**

CLASH OF THE OTHERWORLDS - Follow-on series to WAR OF THE FAE. 3 books.
APOCALYPSIS, a YA Post-Apocalyptic/Dark Horror/Adventure series of novels for older teens and adults
  • Apocalypsis: Book One, Kahayatle
  • Apocalypsis: Book Two, Warpaint
  • Apocalypsis: Book Three, Exodus
  • Apocalypsis: Book Four, Haven
Description:  Bryn Mathis and her friends are coming to terms with a new world that no longer has any adults or small children in it.  Kids are fighting for survival in the harshest of conditions, working together to create a new world.  But there's a host of soulless creatures out there who will come for them eventually ... and they have to be ready when they do. 

**Contains violence, foul language, and non-explicit sex.  Not meant for middle-grade readers (less than 15 years of age)**  


"Wow. I just finished Apocalypsis and all I can say is I loved it! It was incredible! It was classic Elle Casey: funny, a little spooky, well written and absolutely engrossing! I couldn't put it down. I cannot wait until the next one comes out!! Five stars and many thanks, Elle Casey!! " ~ Amazon reviewer

"Elle Casey has done it again. Created a world that drags you in and won't let you go. I think I am a little bit in love with her brain ... at least the imagination part of it. I love books that make me root for the characters, and this one has you rooting from the very first page." ~ Cynthia Shepp book reviews    
WRECKED, a YA Action/Adventure novel for older teens and adults

Description:  Four teens from the same high school but opposite ends of the social spectrum go on a cruise and end up shipwrecked on an island together. If you liked The Breakfast Club and The Swiss Family Robinson movies, you'll love Wrecked.


"AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! I'm not sure how to begin this review and remain professional... so I'll just be honest. I FUDGING loved this book! (SOOO SOOO MUCH!) It was fantastic!=)" ~ Nancy Figueroa, Tumbling Books, book blog

**Contains non-explicit sex and some foul language.  Not meant for middle grade readers (less than 15 years of age)**
ACES HIGH, a New Adult Action/Adventure co-written with author Jason Brant

Editorial Reviews


"How come I am just finding out about this book?! Never did I imagine that it would be so hard to put down. Elle Casey's ability to tell a highly entertaining story with a combination of supernatural, fantasy, and contemporary elements took me for a ride. I saw this story as a combination of Karen Marie Moning's Fever series' Fae lore and The Hunger Games' big-time action, all the while keeping it unique and remarkable."~ jjireads book blog.

"A brilliantly original YA fantasy. This was an extremely fun, exciting, and original book. I couldn't put it down. The pacing and suspense in this book are perfect."
~ Ally Arendt- Word Vagabond book blog.

"Every once in a while a book just comes out of the blue and blindsides you with it's awesomeness and this was one of them. I simply cannot recommend these books enough. If you enjoy fantasy, lots of colorful language and just enjoy life in general then you should enjoy these books."
~ Amazon Reviewer

"This book deserves to be on the shelf at every single bookstore, Walmart, Target, anywhere books are sold, it's simply that good." ~ Amazon Reviewer

From the Author

A reader fan recently set up a blog dedicated to casting the actors for the War of the Fae movie.  No, it is not in production to be made into a movie, nor have I sold the rights to anyone for the movie.  But just in case I ever do, my fans will be sure the casting director has a complete line-up ready!  Check it out:

Product Details

  • File Size: 473 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985607130
  • Publisher: Elle Casey; 3 edition (February 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00766OKOI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,176 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliantly original YA fantasy March 8, 2012
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(From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press Authors)

Things are not going well for Jayne Sparks. High school's never really been a dream, and now her mother's creepy new boyfriend is causing problems for her at home. When her geeky best friend Tony pulls a gun on the school bully, running away with him to Miami actually seems like the most sensible option. But joining a group of other runaways for a secret research project will change her life beyond all recognition, and might even cost her the person she cares for most.

I liked the main character of this book from the very beginning. She has a fierce, strong personality, but a good heart. I couldn't help but be on her side. She also swears- a lot- but I found that amusing rather than annoying. Tony is an awesome character, too. The friendship between them is genuine, touching and funny. I love that they can have such a strong relationship without it being in any way romantic.

The pacing and suspense in this book are perfect. There's enough description to immerse the reader in the adventure, but not enough to get bogged down in. The minor characters they encountered were fascinating and really well drawn. Unfortunately, it's impossible to go into detail without spoiling the plot, and this is a plot that's too good to spoil!

I was intrigued by the other main characters, though we didn't get to know them very well in this book. I look forward to learning more about them in the next few books. I liked the way the character of Jared was used to create conflict within the group to add to the conflict from without.

This was an extremely fun, exciting, and original book. I couldn't put it down, and I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of the series!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! March 15, 2012
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Not many books suck me in and keep me glued to the pages. Jayne is a trip, and if you can get beyond her potty mouth, you'll fall in love with this 17 year old kid! Her journey will not leave you disappointed. I agree with what one of the other reviewers said. It's not too fast but not too slow. Some descriptions got a teensy bit long, but not bad. I just hate reading books that describe a scene and it takes a page or two or more to do it. Elle was not like this, so it was a major relief! The characters are all fantastic, too! I literally couldn't put this book down!! It was a freebie on one of the Kindle's daily deals, and the second I finished it, I bought book 2. I'll be reviewing that gem shortly!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!! March 12, 2012
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I really enjoyed reading this book and Jayne made me laugh so much! She cusses a lot but that's just exactly how I picture a 17/18 y.o. spunky badass rebel to talk. Some of the books that I've loved and read had protagonists talked way too mature for their age. I doubt some of the words used were even part of the typical teen/young adult vocabulary. Really great book! I can't wait for the third one!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed emotions June 8, 2013
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In general, this book is a decent read. The plot idea is excellent and the characters are interesting. I am always disappointed in a book that is so heavily dependent on vulgar language to carry the story. I understand the desire to develop Jayne as a rough edged outsider, I think it could have been accomplished without giving her the mouth of a sailor on shore leave. I think my preteen son would enjoy reading this book, but I can't allow it because of the language. As cousin Violet (Downton Abbey)so aptly puts it "vulgarity is no substitute for wit."
I also found myself wanting to skip over long episodes of inner dialogue. Some of the narrative sections of the story are overly wordy, and frustrating to read. I can see how this tactic might provide an insight into the inner thought life of Jayne, but I just got bored with it and wanted the plot to move forward.
The story is compelling. I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. I wanted to see how the relationships among the characters would flesh out. Alas, that is not fully developed in this volume. It ends abruptly, leaving the reader no choice but to purchase book two. As curious as I am I seriously need to consider whether I want to spend any more of my time listening to Jaynes inner ADHD potty mouth episodes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Before you dismiss the 3 stars... January 13, 2014
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I gave this book 3 stars. The reasoning behind that is because I got through 1/2 this book and I was still not sure I liked it. I got to the last page and of course there was a cliffhanger. At this point I was like hmmm well that wasn't too bad of a book, but I kinda hated the cliffhanger.... Then after a couple of days I sat there and thought about it, and the cliffhanger got to me, so of course I went to the next book. That was AWESOME! I read that book in 1 day I was so hooked! And of course another cliffhanger! GRRRR, so on to book 3! lol I finished that one (yes another cliffhanger) and started on book 4. I am 1/2 though book 4 and just HOPE there isn't a cliffhanger there that leads to the next series lol

I realize the first part of book one is all setup, but it was a little hard for me to get through it.

So in short this particular book only got 3 stars but the others get 5 so far!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced
Casey does an extraordinary job in keeping the reader engaged right from the beginning. War of the Far is a page turner and worth the read. Quick paced and intriguing.
Published 3 days ago by JESSICA
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow, coolest story of the Fae I've ever read!!
I'm so excited about the next one in this series. interesting twist on the Fae and how we all could be related to them, this author kept me hanging on the edge of every chapter. Read more
Published 4 days ago by patricia morley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Liked it a lot! Looking forward to reading #2.
Published 7 days ago by Sara Sherrin
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Far (The Changelings)
An amazing saga. Stories of the Far have been around as long as humanity. Elle Casey gives us vibrant, believable characters. You want to believe it could happen.
Published 10 days ago by ItsWindy
5.0 out of 5 stars War Of The Fae
Interesting story. Written well and moves at a really good pace. I enjoyed every word. Jayne is so enjoyable to follow through this story I really began to identify with her. Read more
Published 12 days ago by kyra drew
4.0 out of 5 stars good introduction.
A good start. I will definitely read the next book. The characters are likable, even with the foul language. The language made it real. Let's face it, teenagers swear - a lot. Read more
Published 16 days ago by j. thiele
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fae Story
The story has a big impact on my want for the supernatural genre. The heroine Jayne, is such a character that I wanted to read more about what she is going to do next. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Andrew Chesser
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series for young adults and adults alike!
My daughter and I started to read this series together and we absolutely loved it! You can't help loving the main characters in this series. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Jo-Ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok book
not as thought out or in-depth plot as many books I've read that were fantasy, but entertaining enough. I figured out most of the plot by the middle of the book.
Published 19 days ago by Andrea M Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Concept
I chose this rating because the story makes you wish in a way that the Fae are real and that we can interact with them and possibly be one of them. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Leroyguy1957@yahoo
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New York Times Best-Selling author Elle Casey is an American girl living in southern France with her husband, three children, and several furry creatures. She writes in a variety of genre including YA Fantasy, YA Action/Adventure, New Adult Romance, and Adult Contemporary Romance. She's a little on the wild side, usually busy making people laugh, and always in the mood for adventure. There's not much in this world that she loves more than reader interaction, so feel free to drop her a line.

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