Your Favourites (Donna Combes) – Faerytale

My favourite book is Faerytale by Virginia Higgins. This story blends reality with fiction, and it is written in first person. I love the way that the book leaves you with a sense of hope for everything. The way you think about life changes when you read this story, based around a girl who is blundering through life, who finds out she is much more, when her lover comes to find her after 2000 years of separation. Still, it doesn’t take away from today’s issues. Having read the book knowing there is another to follow means I can’t wait to keep reading the story as it continues to develop. The book launch in Coffs Harbour a month ago was amazing with so much visual input apparently, although I missed it. I also love the fact that there will be an album of music that supports these stories, the first one, Where Are You? – written by the author, which I found on YouTube – takes me back to the raw emotion at the beginning of the book. This is a new Australian author with amazing vision and creativity. When a book can make you cry, make you laugh and make you gasp, you simply know it’s good. This book does that all the way through, and gets you to a point where you cannot put it down, but also, I was sad when I realised I was on the last 5 pages, because I didn’t ever want it to end. Take a look at it for yourself. England has Harry Potter, America has Twilight, and Australia has Faerytale. I’m so proud that I come from Coffs Harbour, the home of Faerytale and would love to meet the author and tell her that.

The official website for the Faerytale trilogy is at The official Faerytale Facebook fan page is available here.

The Australian Literature Review

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6 Responses to Your Favourites (Donna Combes) – Faerytale

  1. Mandy Noonan says:

    It is really good to see someone else loving this book. I couldn’t put it down. I fell into it so far that I almost became Lourion the character, and in a weird way I felt like I knew this world. It all felt strangely real. I agree with everything you said Donna, and would also like to say a big Congratulations to Virginia for creating this amazing story. It’s different from everything that is out there. I sent a copy to my sister in Germany. I know she will love it. I know others that love it too. It’s nice to be able to sit down at a table with friends and discuss a story like it is part of your own life. It’s been a long time since I have been able to do that. Again, thankyou, and I come from Boambee, close enough to Coffs Harbour to be able to say, I am also proud that I can claim the Author as having come from my town. I wish I went to the launch. It sounds like it was great. Keep going. I need to read the second book.

  2. Sarah McMann says:

    Love Faerytale. Its so good. All my friends at school have it too. I love how real it is. I love all the wicked characters too. My mum read it and said she knows people just like them. I want a Druid. I think they are much cooler than vampires, and I like the way you spun vampires around in your book too. I hope we get to see more of Baird in the future books, I think he is so cool. Not as good as Johan the Druid though. I’m in love with him.

  3. Natalie Cowley says:

    I have this book in my small independant bookshop in rural Maclean, NSW. It has been my best seller as I have sold over 20 copies since first stocking it on 14th June 2010. It has easily outsold the Twilight novella.
    Many of my customers have come back with fantastic reviews, and are eagerly awaiting the next instalment.
    I have also read Faerytale and it has changed my perspective on a lot of things I used to do and thought. I look forward to the rest of this trilogy and truly believe that Virginia Higgins will be the best Australian urban fantasy author.

  4. maree furniss says:

    Hey great to see the feedback on faerytale. Helps me with my own validation of knowing that this is a amazing story that touched my soul from the first chapters right through to the end. I am so lucky to have the honour of virginia as my bestie let alone the dedication . Now that is amazing! And my best claim to fame like EVER! Seriously though I am a huge reader of just about anything and it had been a LONG TIME since I had had the absolute pleasure of such an amazing story. And yeh ok I am hanging on the next book as well but at least I get it chapter by chapter as it happens-mind you I do know already a little bit of what is coming and trust me it is SO GOOD!!!!!!!

  5. Jason Miles says:

    Virginia asked me to have a read of a draft of this book and from the moment I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down it just drew me in and then kept me there throughout the whole book. Since finishing the book I have been at Virginia at least once a week asking how she is going with the rest of the series.

    This book also helped to make my dying grandmothers last few weeks easier. It gave her something to do and she couldn’t put it down when she wasn’t sleeping or out of it on the painkillers. She loved everything about the book and would deeply discuss chapters with me just to make sure she hadn’t missed/ misunderstood any of it. For this I thank you V.

    I only had 1 disappointment with the book and that is one that every person that reads it will agree on and that is that the pages and story just run out. Avidly awaiting the second installment

  6. Kataria McGowan says:

    I loved it loved it loved it. Sum it up in one word FAERYTALE! Awesome. Love the fairys love the Druids, love the lover and I even think I really love the bad guy. Next book please and hurry because I think I like this better than anything I have read in ages. It’s real and its edgy and I need MORE!

    Does anyone know when the next book will be out? Which is what I went looking for when I found this post. And I’m not alone. ! We all love the Faerytale.

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