Book Review: “Fairy Balloons” by Nalini Singh

Posted October 28, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: “Fairy Balloons” by Nalini Singh

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

“Fairy Balloons” by Nalini Singh
Published by Author on October 12, 2016
Pages: 6
Format: eBook
Source: Author


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

Also by this author: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, "An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Silver Silence, Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper, Ocean Light, "Elena's School of Horror", Cherish Hard, "Ain’t No Party Like A Bear Party", Archangel's Prophecy, "One Night At The Refuge", "Secret Things", Rebel Hard, Rock Hard, Wolf Rain, "Clean and Dirty", "Wolf School", "Naya’s Most Important Visitors", "Grocery Shopping", "A Gift for Kit", "Movie Night", "Kaleb and Sahara’s Meeting with Sascha and Lucas", "Housewarming at the Orchard", "Christmas in the Kitchen", "Stalking Hawke", "Romancing Drew", "Sunday Morning", "Rowan", "Baubles & Ben", Wild Embrace, Love Hard, Rock Addiction, "Music Awards", Rock Courtship , "Rock Courtship Memo"s, Rock Redemption, "Sunshine", Rock Wedding, "With This Memo", A Madness of Sunshine, "Beary Tiny Ghosts", Alpha Night, "A Wedding Breakfast", "Poker Night", "Knives and Sheaths", "Seedlings", "Star Kissed", "A Walk on the Cliffs", "Wild Cat Blues", Slave to Sensation, Caressed by Ice, Visions of Heat

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.

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