War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings) - Elle Casey

War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings)

By Elle Casey

  • Release Date: 2012-02-05
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 330 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 1 in the YA Urban Fantasy WAR OF THE FAE Series. With over 1,700 5-star ratings on Goodreads for Book 1, readers love the War of the Fae Series!

Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?

Content warning: Mild violence and significant foul language within.  Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). 

War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings)
War of the Fae: Book 2 (Call to Arms)
War of the Fae: Book 3 (Darkness and Light)
War of the Fae: Book 4 (New World Order)
War of the Fae: Book 5 (After the Fall) [Formerly titled Clash of the Otherworlds, Book 1]
War of the Fae: Book 6 (Between the Realms) [Formerly titled Clash of the Otherworlds, Book 2]
War of the Fae: Book 7 (Portal Guardians) [Formerly titled Clash of the Otherworlds, Book 3]
War of the Fae: Book 8 (Time Slipping) 
War of the Fae: Book 9 (Dragon Riders) **Coming soon**
War of the Fae: Book 10 (Winged Warriors) **Coming soon**


"How come I am just finding out about this book?! Never did I imagine that it would be so hard to put down. Elle Casey's ability to tell a highly entertaining story with a combination of supernatural, fantasy, and contemporary elements took me for a ride. I saw this story as a combination of Karen Marie Moning's Fever series' Fae lore and The Hunger Games' big-time action, all the while keeping it unique and remarkable."~ jjireads, book blog

This book blew my freaking mind! I absolutely and totally, completely loved it! Elle Casey had me up late hours of the night laughing out loud…” ~ Haley~YA-Aholic, book blogger and Goodreads reviewer  

“A brilliantly original YA fantasy. This was an extremely fun, exciting, and original book. I couldn't put it down. The pacing and suspense in this book are perfect." ~ Ally Arendt- Word Vagabond book blog

"Every once in a while a book just comes out of the blue and blindsides you with its awesomeness and this was one of them. I simply cannot recommend these books enough. If you enjoy fantasy, lots of colorful language and just enjoy life in general then you should enjoy these books." ~ Amazon Reviewer

"This book deserves to be on the shelf at every single bookstore, Walmart, Target, anywhere books are sold, it's simply that good." ~ Amazon Reviewer

About the author: Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in Southern France with her husband, three kids, and a number of furry friends. She has written books in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.

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  • Really 3.5 for me

    I am a huge non-fan of first person stories, but since it was free and I needed a read, I stuck with it (unusual!) I found the changes in the characters’ lives to be somewhat abrupt, making me question their decision making abilities.... therefore not ”trusting” them to make good hero decisions. The author smoothed some of that out, but I was left feeling like there were too many leaps when there should have been baby steps and slower growth. The main protagonist’s personality grated on me initially, but her development through the story eased that. I would have liked it if, at the end of the book, I felt things were more wrapped up while also wanting to learn more. At this time I do *not* intend to purchase the other books in the series, but I won’t rule out changing my mind someday. Overall an interesting story, decently told with a few holes I wish had been filled.
  • Best series on the planet

    By KaitlinMarie777
    I’ve been waiting a year and half for this book and man am I ever glad to finally have read it! Thank you, Elle Casey, for being my entertainment and filling my mind with this beautiful series for years ❤️❤️❤️ You are truly the best author in the world. This books was AMAZING! I can’t wait for the last book.

    By Betsy Y M
    I LOVEd it! I could not put the book down. i read it in 2 work days, and I work mote than 8 hours a day so needless to say, i sleep little these 2 days. I am definitely a fan of this author. Looking forward to the next book in series. First, some much needed shut eye.
  • War of the Fae (book 1)

    By Mainsley
    While waiting for another book by Elle Casey to come out in the Drifters Alliance series, I started this series. I found the beginning just a touch slow but then, wow! It took off and I couldn't put it down. Love the humor and great imagination this author has. On to the next book in this series and hope to have this series done before the next Drifters comes out. Thank you Elle.
  • Challenging

    By hopeless romantic Ariel
    I can’t wait to continue reading more of what’s to come!!!! It was tough to keep my interest the first two chapters, but after I couldn’t put my iPad down!
  • Love this series ❤️

    By Kerry-MiMi
    I absolutely adore Jayne Sparks Blackthorn!! Can't wait to read book 9 and 10!!
  • Good read!

    By Meldisman
    Good story! I read this book in one day. I liked the characters and the story line but it could have had more detail. I only noticed one grammatical error which is good. Many e books have a lot of errors. I'm hoping the story stays interesting enough to last through such a long series. 10 books seems to be dragging it out and they may get boring especially if they're lacking depth and detail. The one thing that bothered me the most was how character dismisses being molested as if it isn't that bad. I get that it's supposed to be a moment where she realizes dying is worse but the way it was worded was offensive to me. Otherwise I would give it a higher rating.
  • smdh

    By lilzeevee
    Still waiting for a definite point to come across and I'm in chapter 17. Usually I can fly through a book and enjoy it! This not so much especially because after so much of Jayne the main character she gets ANNOYING
  • Download NOW

    By KatieUsry
    I wouldn't have tried the book if it wasn't free but I am glad that I did. I read the remaining of the series that is available as quick as I could! Just get the first book and trust me, you'll be patiently waiting for the 9th book like the rest of us!
  • Warning

    By Twiztedkini
    Cliffhanger Alert :/