The Curse of a Faeblood by: M.K. Lorber


What happens when a human falls in love with a Faeblood?

An orphaned Faeblood raised in isolation, all Ember wants is to fulfill her childhood wish of finding others who share her gift, her curse. But when forced on the run after the murder of her mother, she struggles to survive without the only family she’s ever known.

In the harsh territories, life favors those with strong bodies able to fulfill the annual tithe — men like Gavyn, elite fighter and head trainer. As the right hand to the village’s cunning leader, he earns a hardened reputation creating a brotherhood he’ll defend to the death.

At first glance, the Kingdom of Morvak seems like a prosperous mountain realm. But the greedy ruling Faeblood are in constant fervor to assert their control over the human populace. For generations, the divide between the peasant class and the magical nobility has been absolute.

Until a Faeblood emerges outside the Castle walls and threatens the delicate balance of power.

As Ember and Gavyn risk their lives to save their loved ones, they must decide if embracing the passion smoldering between them is worth the heartache it brings to their found family.

Perfect for those who crave spice in their adventures, The Curse of a Faeblood is Gavyn and Ember’s story — featuring a grumpy hero, a sunshiny heroine, and a steamy happily-ever-after.

I received a finished copy of this book, through Best of Booktok, in exchange for an honest review.

Content Warnings: Blood/gore, violence, murder, racism, classism, loss of loved ones, and detailed sexual scenes.

I stumbled onto the summary of this book when I got an email from and was instantly intrigued. Since I was sent a free physical copy, to annotate to my heart’s content, I went ahead and read it on KU first and then annotated through my physical copy. I really love having my highlights posted on Goodreads, so if I have a book that also has a KU option, or it’s readily available on the Libby app, I’ll go ahead and read the digital version first. One of the reasons I like to do this is convenience, if it’s a thicker book and I need to run errands I can leave the book at home and pull the e-book up on my phone.

As a sucker for main character evolutions, I LOVED watching Ember go from a scared wanderer, taught that relationships cause complications and she needed to always be moving, to someone who found a home and a new family that loved and accepted her. Watching her learn to trust in herself, and others, as well as finding her own strength, both magically and physically, had me cheering for her throughout the book.

We also watch Gavyn, someone who’s always been made to feel like, outside of his brothers and sisters, no one would ever want to be with him for more than a few nights. Watching Gavyn go from a gruff, and VERY grumpy, man to someone who finally feels like maybe he deserves a HEA with someone who shines brightly…had me wanting to squish his cheeks and give him a hug.

Ember was taught to only be loyal to and protect herself…Gavyn was taught to only protect and be loyal to his siblings…but together they learn to see the value in themselves, as well as each other…and maybe the risk is worth the reward of opening up to each other.

I enjoyed Ember and Gavyn’s love story so much and cannot wait until next April when we get another book, and another couple’s love story, in this series. Having enjoyed the lore, and characters we met, in book one I’m excited to see how it expands in book two.

Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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