There are ten golden rules to follow if you want to survive an encounter with a fae:
1) Don't ask their name.
2) If they ask you what your name is, lie.
3) Avoid looking directly into their eyes.
4) Don't invite them to your book club.
5) Don't instigate a snowball fight.
6) Never let them burn their mouth on coffee.
7) Don't ask them where they're from.
8) Don't tell them where you live.
9) Never mention their queen.
10) Don't try to kill them with an ordinary human gun.
If you fail to do any of these things, enslave them immediately.
On a cozy fall morning, Kate Kole is nestled in a coffee shop in the city of Toronto reading her favourite novel when she accidentally kills a guy who's being rude to the coffee shop's cashier. Unfortunately for Kate, the person she killed was a fae assassin of the North Corner of Ever, visiting the human realm in secret.
From there, four deadly fae assassins come to the human realm to hunt her down for breaking a fairy law and killing one of their own. Leading them is Prince Cressica Alabastian, the most feared and deadly fae assassin of the North and heir to the North Corner of Ever.
After the assassins arrive in the human realm, things go terribly wrong. To Prince Cressica's horror, his assassins unwittingly get roped into running a cozy café on Kate Kole's behalf. To blend in, the fae assassins are forced to learn how to do basic human activities like cleaning up after themselves, driving without road rage, reading popular fantasy books at book club without getting into alpha male fights over what they're reading, and in general, be nice, all to blend into regular human society.
With a temper like no other, and deadly power that's unmatched, Prince Cressica seeks to get revenge on Kate Kole. But as he aims to strike where it will hurt her the most, the Prince finds himself enchanted by his human target in more ways than one. And when the darkness of the Ever Corners comes knocking at the human realm's door, he needs to make a choice that could cost him everything.
WELCOME TO FAE CAFÉ is like Holly Black's tricky FOLK OF THE AIR schemes meeting your grandmother's freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. With a sweet, comical romance and relatable slice-of-life moments colliding with manipulative fairy games and deathmatches, this book puts a spin on the typical fae stories readers know and love and aims to be the coziest rom-com fae book of all time.
This book may leave you with answers to questions you never know you wanted to ask, such as, "How many fae assassins does it take to screw in a lightbulb?"
With coziness for days, WELCOME TO FAE CAFÉ is a new spin on some of the most popular fae fantasy tropes, in a setting where fae most definitely don't belong. If you liked LEGENDS AND LATTES by Travis Baldree this may just be your cup of tea. (Or coffee.)
I’m a huge Sarah J Mass fan and have been in a huge slump after finishing Throne of Glass. This book was such a random decision but I do not regret it one bit. I wish I had ten more books filled with these characters. It’s so funny, I was shocked how much I laughed beginning to end. But also how much I cried beginning to end. I can’t wait to add the physical book to my library!!!