About the Book:
Title: The Wolf Gate
Series: Faerie Tale Romances #2
Author: Hanna Sandvig
Release Date: January 13th, 2021
Genre: Fairytale Retelling
My…what big teeth you have…
Have you ever wondered if something was up with your boyfriend? Distant. Moody. Never texts you back. Turns into a wolf at nightfall?
No, just me?
When a wolf chased me through a faerie portal in the forest, the last person I expected to see on the other side was my ex-boyfriend Gavin. Turns out, he’s a fae, and everything I thought I knew about him was a lie. Now we’re on the run from his Alpha, the minion of the Unseelie Queen, through the mountains and forests of Faerie.
But our deadly pursuers may be the least of my worries.
Because the longer I stay in Faerie with Gavin, the harder it is to remember why I’m so mad. I can feel my defenses crumbling, but how can I give him another chance when he’s proven he can break my heart? Am I strong enough to discover if this is true love? And will I survive long enough to find out?
This is my first book by Hanna Sandvig, and I absolutely loved it. The Wolf Gate is the first book in the The Faerie Tale Romances. It is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and it was so fun to read a book based on this fairy tale because there is not a lot. It’s set mainly in a world called Faerie, and there is a ton of cool stuff about this world on Ms. Sandvig’s website that I would definitely recommend. She’s done a great job of creating a colorful and interesting universe.
The Wolf Gate is about Audrey who gets chased through a portal into the world of Faerie by a wolf who turns out to be her ex-boyfriend, Gavin. Audrey learns that Gavin is fae, and the minion of the Unseelie Queen. But, the pair have bigger problems than their problematic history. Gavin’s alpha is trying to kill them, and Audrey will have to learn whether or not she’s willing to trust Gavin with not only her life but her heart again.
Audrey is hilarious! She has so much spunk, and I loved seeing all of her comments in her head. I mean who wouldn’t be upset if they found out their only hope of survival was their ex boyfriend who they hated or tried too. It was also nice to see the world through her eyes because you were able to get a glimpse of Faerie, and the creatures who live in it. She and Gavin were super cute, and I liked being able to see their backstory. The book does go back and forth from the present to the past when they were dating which I definitely appreciated. I would have liked to see a little bit more detail into why they liked each other, but it was still an adorable love story. They also had someone trying to kill them, so it put a bit of a damper on the whole romance thing.
I think that the storyline progressed well, and I loved all the subtle fairy tale nods that you got to see. I don’t read a lot of novellas, so it felt a bit fast for me, but I do realize that it is a novella. I just wanted more! And luckily for me, Ms. Sandvig has written two more novellas in this series. While it was stand-alone, she was setting up for more books and I cannot wait to read them! Especially the Beauty and the Beast one. I would definitely recommend this book, and I think that it’s suitable for teens. It was clean, but I would advise it to thirteen and up.