Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “Fairy Balloons”

Posted October 28, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “Fairy Balloons”

“Fairy Balloons”


Nalini Singh

paranormal romance that was published by the author on October 12, 2016 and has 6 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads four-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Must Love Hellhounds, Kiss of Snow, An Enchanted Season, Archangel's Blade, Angels of Darkness, Lord of the Abyss, Desert Warrior, Angels' Flight, Tangle of Need, Play of Passion, Archangel's Storm, Wild Invitation, Heart of Obsidian, Archangel's Legion, "Hide and Seek", "Making Dinner", Shield of Winter, A Conversation, "Home", Angels' Pawn, "New Year's Kisses", Night Shift, "Weapons Training", "Zoë's Workshop", "Wild Night", Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper

A short story, 7.3, in the Guild Hunter paranormal romance series and revolving around Talu, a no-longer homeless girl.

This was a free story from Singh’s bonus October 2016 newsletter; sign up to receive her newsletter with its bonus short stories.

My Take

A sweet, sad, and very short story about one of the children whom Honor takes in as her own, as Talu looks back over her young life and marvels at how much her life has changed.

For such a short story, it’s amazing how much ground it covers, from the Falling to the battle to these 18 months later after Talu has been taken into the Tower and made safe to the friend she has made.

It takes place some time after the great battle over New York with angels still recovering, granting Talu many opportunities to help the beautiful angels.

The Story

An afternoon of reminiscing finds Talu introducing her friend, Izzy, an angel, to her mother.

The Characters

Talu is a homeless child taken in by Honor. Nisha is Talu’s best friend. Jakob is one of the newer of Honor’s kids.

Izak “Izzy” is one of the young angels and was gravely injured in the battle.

Elena is a Guild Hunter who became an angel and is mated to Raphael, the Archangel of New York. Honor is now a vampire mated to Dimitri, Raphael’s second.

The Title

The title is more of a catch-all and refers to Talu visiting her mother’s “grave”, setting out the small fairy statue she carries, and sitting with Izzy blowing up balloons.