Review of ‘Desprite Measures (Caledonian Sprite, #1)’ by Deborah Jay

Desprite Measures (Caledonian Sprite, #1)Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was refreshing because I was able to read about new creatures that I haven’t often read about. Sprites. Cassie is a water sprite and I really enjoyed her character.

The scenes of the book were well written and described in enough detail to give me a clear picture. The story flowed well and there was plenty of action to keep me turning the page to see what happened next. The characters were unique and well designed.

I enjoyed learning about the sprites/elementals and how they adapt and survive in the world. I really enjoyed Cassie’s pet and the fact that she made it a priority to not only save the animals but to preserve the natural environment.

There were two very minor things that seemed a bit out of place. The first one being the fact that Cassie had such a strong desire to save the evil magician instead of killing him. If I was in her place, I would definitely want to know he was in a place that he could no longer hurt me. I am wondering though if this was truly Cassie or if she was under some sort of spell from the magician. It just seems to me that a sprite that doesn’t have human emotions sure shouldn’t care about an evil man who is trying to kill not just her but other elementals. This is why I am thinking she was under a spell, and maybe I just didn’t catch that part.

The second thing was the obsession for Gloria. It was okay most of the time, I can understand the overwhelming desire to want what you can’t have. Although, sometimes it just seemed slightly out of place or out of character for Cassie. These were both very minor things and more personal opinion or preference.

The story is written well and the author had some very unique and creative concepts that I really enjoyed. I will definitely read more from this author and can’t wait to see Cassie in her next adventures.

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2 thoughts on “Review of ‘Desprite Measures (Caledonian Sprite, #1)’ by Deborah Jay

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read DESPRITE MEASURES and for the lovely review 😀
    It’s built into Cassie’s nature to preserve life, so that was the start of her reluctance to deal with the magician, then as she has closer dealings with him, he does influence her magically, but the only tell-tale is the smell/taste of strawberries – the flavour of his magic. It’s probably a bit too easy to miss it when it happens, though it is in there.

    • TMB

      You are most welcome! I figured the smell of strawberries was something magical and that she was under the magicians spell. Thank you. I look forward to reading more about Cassie!

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