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The overall storyline of this book is good and sucked me in. However the writing did not flow well. The action in the story seemed to be one event over another with no breaks for the character, or for the readers mind to rest and reflect on each event. It feels as though it needs another edit or two. The vocabulary also seems to slip into modern slang occasionally but is set in a different realm most of the time without much human contact so the switch in time/place/character traits seem a little awkward. I kept stopping because of this.
In saying that, the book overall storyline is good, and if another edit or two/update is done it would be an excellent 5 stars. Pre ordered book 2 in anticipation, just hope it’s edited more before being released
When I saw that Shannon Mayer and Kelly St Clare were teaming up together I was beyond ecstatic. I am a huge fan of Kelly and have loved the Forty Proof series by Shannon.
I read this as part of the Indie Accords Readathon which is a readathon to encourage people to read more indie. I have read a few Fae books in my time and have moved away from them as I've gotten older but this one I had to pick up.
I liked the take on this one though not a fan of the title. I understand it, and it fits with the premise, but it's too Maas-y for me.
I liked that it was set in our world, both authors are great at incorporating the fantastical with our mundane world.
This was a good first book in the series for lovers of fae YA romance. It has action from the jump, a bit of mystery and a great ensemble cast I'm looking forward to learning more about.
The mystery aspect of this is interesting and I look forward to seeing where they take this. I have theories...
I'm rating this a 3.5. I know this is only the first in the series amd there was a lot of setting up and precursors for what is to come but I think I wanted more closure or a couple of plot arcs closed off. I just wanted... more
Will definitely be continuing the series in September.
I enjoyed this one after a bit of a slump. The storyline is well paced with multiple layers and suspense. Mayer & St. Clare have created layered characters, none of whom I actually disliked so far- even Yarrow, I thought was well rounded. I liked the inclusion of some different-to-usual magical creatures, ogres and giants, and the fact that they are represented as something more than large, bumbling destroyers. Additionally, the explanation of big foot as something more was a nice touch that worked to tie myth to their story. I enjoyed the concept of where the honey and ash title came from and I am excited to see where the story goes from here.
Great strong snarky female lead yep ! Swoon worthy friendemy / love yep! Evil villian yep ! Strange side characters yep! This book has it all , a fantasy world revolving around Fae and mystical creatures , a great different storyline that will leave you wanting more and a awesome cliffhanger . Loved it and looking forward to next one
This is the first in a new series and I must say it’s great. This is an enjoyable read although I must say I would’ve liked to have a POV from Lan to what he was thinking.. There was action, humour and a fierce strong lead character. I can’t wait for the next one..
Just finished this book and it was amazing! Really was taken into the world of Alli. I couldn’t put the book down. I have read all of Shannon Mayer’s books (and I loved the Easter egg of Dax!) and now have another author to read. Can’t wait for the next book.
I really enjoyed this. Quick, griping plot with lots of twists and turns. Slow burn relationship and a little bit of snark. Not too heavy of a read and enough action to keep you interested. Just hope not to wait too long for the next one