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Dust: Of Dust and Darkness: 1

Dust - Devon Ashley First Thoughts: I absolutely love the cover of this book! It is whimsical and just plain awesomeness. I most likely would not have picked this book up if not for the Dust ARC Tour hosted by The Book Babe. Although I am super glad that I joined the tour and had the chance to read this wonderful story.And Then:When I first started this book, I honestly didn't think it was going to be for me. It starts off pretty cutesy. The main character, Rosalie, is in her hollow where she lives, she is talking about the other pixies that live there, how they live, the pranks they play, ect. It is all very nice and well, cute. I need some dark to my stories...and boy did I get it! Devon Ashley was not afraid to go there. She really showed the horrible side to this beautiful world. The suffering was so sad, but it was what made the story real. This was unlike any book about fairies that I have ever read. The plot was completely unique and beautifully written. The imagery was vivid and memorable. I have a perfect picture in my mind of what Rosalie's world looks like, hell, I think I even know what it smells like! Rosalie is a strong and determined little pixie! The girl has fight for days, and the biggest heart. I was rooting for her the whole way. The romance in this story was unexpected and really sweet. It was not love at first sight like so many other YA novels. I really enjoyed watching the relationship develop. There was an exciting cliff-hanger ending, so I am looking forward to the next book in the series!This is a truly heartfelt and touching book. I was amazed at the way Devon Ashley brought light to so many human issues, but from the point of view of the fae. It is a fun book with so many beautiful moments. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA fantasy and is looking for a quick read. ( I read this book in one sitting.)Rating: 4/5 Stars