I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bad Girls Break Bridges by S.L. Choi
Series: Blood Fae Druid #3
Published by City Owl Press on November 28, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
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Some bridges are meant to be broken.
Lane Callaghan finally has something to celebrate. Not only did she land a mate who looks stellar in denim, she fulfilled her contract with the sun fae and locked a deadly, dark prince behind bars in the process. To toast her freedom from the realm of Eodrom, Lane, her sisters, and their best gal pals head out for a night on the town.
As expected, the music is loud, the drinks flow, and the snack bowls are bottomless. What they don't expect was the moonbit werewolf stripper who turns the party into a bloodbath, but maybe they should have. While Lane and her sisters have been focused on fae drama, human paranormals, werewolves in particular, have been succumbing to a rare infection, and their good friend Zee fears she's next.
At last, Lane has a case closer to home. Or so she thinks, until Fate arrives to dispense a dire warning that the subterfuge in the fae realm of Ta'Vale isn't over, and it's closer to Lane than she thinks. In fact, it might have everything to do with the reason she ran from home all those years ago.
I really enjoyed this book! This is the third book in the Blood Fae Druid series and I feel like I have been on quite the journey with Lane, her sisters, and Teddy. This is a series that should definitely be read in order since the characters’ growth over the course of the series is important to the plot. This book had all of the action and excitement that I have come to expect from this entertaining series.
This book opens with a bang when Lane finds herself dealing with a werewolf that appears to have been moonbit. She feels like she needs to get to the bottom of what is really going on. I loved seeing her work with her grandfather and it was fun to see her making a few new connections as well. I especially enjoyed the scenes that Lane shared with Teddy. Their relationship is really solid and I loved the way they were able to support one another. The story definitely kept me guessing and there was plenty of excitement along the way.
I would definitely recommend this book to others. This has been a very entertaining series featuring some pretty kick-ass characters that I have grown to love over the series. I cannot wait to read more of this talented author’s work.
I received a review copy of this book from City Owl Press.
I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.To Kill a Shadow by Katherine Quinn
Series: Mistlands #1
Published by Entagled Teen on November 28, 2023
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
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Britannia meets The Mist—with a touch of Evil Dead—in this illusory fantasy horror about a kingdom left to darkness...
Jude Maddox knows nothing of love or even light. He knows only his grim duty as the Hand of Death, to lead the Knights of the Eternal Star into a land filled with nightmares and certain demise. It’s only when he sees her—a young woman with wild, amber eyes who’s as fierce, defiant, and swift as the shadow beasts themselves—that he feels the warmth of life in his blood...
The other Knights may fear their lethal commander, with his hard, merciless demeanor. Outcast Kiara Frey sees only a leader, a man who knows how to survive. A man like her. But wanting him is as treacherous as the shadows themselves...and just as seductive.
With a kingdom on the verge of collapse, the Knights must now venture into the darkest heart of the land and uncover the secrets of the misted shadows, where evil will prey upon their minds and feast on their flesh.
It will betray their senses.
It will surpass their nightmares.
Most of them will die.
But they have no other choice. Because the only way to fight the darkness...is to become it.
Now this was good! I was drawn to this book by its gorgeous cover but it was the description that really sold me. I was hooked by this story almost immediately. I couldn’t help but like this group of characters and couldn’t wait to see how things might work out for them. I found this book to be incredibly entertaining and hard to put down.
I liked Kiara right away and couldn’t wait to see how she would handle the challenges thrown at her in this book. She is a strong and determined leader. Jude was also great, although a bit more mysterious. I knew that his backstory would be interesting and it certainly was. I thought that this pair was well-matched and liked the connection between them.
The story had all of the action, excitement, and romance that I had hoped for, and more than a few surprises worked into the plot as well. I loved that this story was able to keep me guessing and there were times when I was really worried about what might happen next. I liked that the world that this story was set in was rather unique and thought that it added an interesting element.
I will definitely be recommending this book to others. I thought that this was a really well-done book filled with excitement and likable characters. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
I received a review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen.