REVIEW: “The Wandering Fae” by Alex Grehy

Review of Alex Grehy, “The Wandering Fae”, Luna Station Quarterly 46 (2021): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

On the one hand, you have Finn, the Fae, who lounges and loafs around and is generally reckless and idlesome; on the other hand, you have Belladonna, the witch, who cooks and cleans and weaves and cares and does all the things that need to be done to keep a shared life going. I think we were supposed to read this story partly as a sweet fairy-tale love story, but I kept tripping up against the structural misogyny encoded in the two main characters, and never quite found myself enjoying it.

I totally did not expect what came when they encountered the Dark Fae, though. So, half a thumb up for unexpected surprises.

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