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Title: Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands

Author: Heather Fawcett

Publication: 16 Januari 2024

Pages: 342 pages

ISBN: 9780593500200

Language: English


When mysterious faeries from other realms appear at her university, curmudgeonly professor Emily Wilde must uncover their secrets before it’s too late in this heartwarming, enchanting second installment of the Emily Wilde series.
Emily Wilde is a genius scholar of faerie folklore—she just wrote the world’s first comprehensive of encylopaedia of faeries. She’s learned many of the secrets of the Hidden Folk on her adventures . . . and also from her fellow scholar and former rival, Wendell Bambleby.
Because Bambleby is more than infuriatingly charming. He’s an exiled faerie king on the run from his murderous mother, and in search of a door back to his realm. So despite Emily’s feelings for Bambleby, she’s not ready to accept his proposal of marriage. Loving one of the Fair Folk comes with secrets and danger.
And she also has a new project to focus a map of the realms of faerie. While she is preparing her research, Bambleby lands her in trouble yet again, when assassins sent by Bambleby’s mother invade Cambridge. Now Bambleby and Emily are on another adventure, this time to the picturesque Austrian Alps, where Emily believes they may find the door to Bambley’s realm, and the key to freeing him from his family’s dark plans.
But with new relationships for the prickly Emily to navigate and dangerous Folk lurking in every forest and hollow, Emily must unravel the mysterious workings of faerie doors, and of her own heart.


Thank you NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for the ARC! Here is my honest review.

This is the second book of Emily Wilde's journey with the Folk. If you haven't read the first book, I warned you this review could content a spoiler about the first book!

This time we see Emily's journey to create a map of Otherlands door. But her journey not that easy because she and Wendell were attacked by assasin, it is from Wendell's stepmother actually who worried that Wendell will come and claim his throne. To fix all the problem that happend around them right now, they need to find the door to Wendell's kingdom and hoping they could find the solution there.

As usual the world building is so beautiful, the author always explain the world with detail and magically. We see more fae in this book, which means the characters are even more diverse and we even get to see their families bit by bit. We got the other kind of fae and of course we got to see Poe again!

I interested to continue this book especially to see the development between Emily and Wendell. We know from the first book that Wendell kind of flirting to Emily, even asking her to be his queen but Emily with her nature, just ignore Wendell rambling about that. But if you hoping for more romance in this book, you better low your expectation. It is more than the first book but you can not state that this book is a romantasy, because the story itself still focus around Fae or Folk world. But still love it because their romance did not disturb the plot and make this book still true to their intention.

I personally think that this book has a better conflict than the first one, maybe because it is close to Wendell's story / world. But I hope I can see both of them to work together to defeat their enemies because in both books we just see both of them trying to save each other, Wendell try to save Emily in the first book and now Emily try to save Wendell. It would be epic to see them together because I really love the bantering between them. I imagine while in difficult circumstances their still arguing to each other.

I like the way you talk. And everything else about you, in fact. Is that not clear by now?

So, overall I gave this book 4 stars. Really recommend if you want to read something magical with historical fantasy fiction on it, don't forget you got to see little mean fae here! You need to read from the first book of course and expect to see more of Wendell and Emily on the next book.


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  1. Hi, aku senang sekali baca baca di sini. Sekalian liat review, sekalian belajar bahasa inggris jugaaa

    1. makasih udah berkunjung ya 😆 semoga bisa betah berkunjung terus kesini