Sunday, January 18, 2015

All That Burns

In this thrilling sequel to All That Glows, the worlds of magic and mortal are colliding as London celebrates its new king, marking an era of unity between the Faery realm and the human one. Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, sacrificed her powers to be with King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But now, as Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen’s court and London’s lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames.When a prisoner with dark, strange magic breaks out of Queen Titania’s labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys's king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must make the hardest decision of all.

Will she reclaim her magic to save Richard’s life and lose him forever? Or stay powerless as the kingdom goes down in flames?

Paperback, 464 pages
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Harper Teen

My Review

I never read All That Glows. Yet this fact did not have any effects on me reading the second book and enjoying it. I was able to jump right in and start reading it. I had a really good idea of what transpired in the first book. Even having just started this book and not being that familiar with Emrys and Richard's relationship, I knew it was real and could feel the love they shared for each other.

While I did like the world that the author built, I did feel it was lacking some in the magical element that I was hoping and craving for. I thought that it would be more showy in the way that I would see characters using their powers. I say others because I knew that Emrys had lost her's. Also, the story was fine but lacking in the action. Which did not happen until about the last third of the way and even than it was mild. Then there is the ending. Which was good but to read all the way to get this ending was a little bit of a let down. Still I will check out the first book and am interested in seeing what the author comes out with next.  

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