I originally picked up this book because I was lead to believe that it included gay main characters.
There are actually none as there is no sex scene at all.
I was not disappointed by the book itself, though.
It is far from spotless and it shows its author's lack of writing experience but it is enjoyable.
The first person POV makes it easier to identify with the endearing main character but it also makes it much more difficult for the author to draw a detailed picture of what happens in such eventful plot. Some inconsistencies and strained passages are the price she must pay for her stylistical choice.
The plot is hardly an original one, the same old story of the same old boy next door turning out to be more than he looks like and saving the day in a rather pompous way, but there is a good tension and some good climaxes. Writing is pleasant an rich (overrich?) with details and background information.
Some situations tend to become repetitive after a while and in my opinion a good editor could have suggested some cuts.
Characterization is a bit commonplace, with the villains being despicably so and the heroes unfaltering in any difficult condition.
On the other hand irony and lightness lighten up several pages.
Making the Border the home of any fairy creature ever known to fantastic literature, from unicorns to dragons to elfs, is probably an exaggeration but it is tolerable.
This book is certainly not a masterpiece but it manages to be entertaining.
P.S. a more accurate blurb, especially on the bookcover would not have hurt.