Wednesday, February 26, 2014

All That Glows by Ryan Graudin Review

Name: All That Glows
Author: Ryan Graudin
Publisher: HarperTeen
 Release Date: February 11th, 2014
Format: E-Book ARC
Buy the book on Amazon
463 pages

Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.

When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.

My Review:
I wasn't really sure what to expect when I picked this book up, I heard mixed things but I decided to dive into it and go from there. I'm SO glad I gave this book a chance-I really enjoyed All That Glows. I thought the characters were interesting and unique, and the story was very different then what I have been reading lately.

I'm a huge sucker for YA books that combine magic with the real world-so I especially loved how Ryan Graudin was able to tie in both the British royalty and the Fae world into one. I thought the way she told the story was so unique-especially the part about the Fae being guardians for the royals..which definitely was interesting! I also really liked Ryan's writing style..I thought this book was well written and had the right amount of action, romance, and suspense!

What I really also loved about this book was the characters! I thought Emrys was a really strongwilled character, and wasn't afraid to fight for what she believed in. Richard, at first, was really annoying and immature. Luckily, as the book went on he grew up and definitely learned how to be a prince, and become a good king. I thought his relationship with Emrys was really sweet-and they balanced each other very well which I really liked. 

Overall, I really enjoyed All That Glows! I recently learned that this series will actually be a sequel which is SO EXCITING! I can't wait to check it out the next installment. If you are looking for a paranormal romance with fae and royals, definitely give this book a shot.

p.s. check out my author interview I did with Ryan back in the fall here

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  1. I'm glad you gave this an awesome rating. People have tore this book apart on goodreads. I was wondering, because I just saw the squeal.thanks!

  2. This sounds so good! Definatly going to pick this one up! Thank you for the review! :)


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