Wednesday, 19 February 2014

All that Glows

Presenting All that Glows by Ryan Graudin.

Here is the summary of the book:

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.

Modern with the ancient. Contemporary with the fantasy. A refreshing concept. A marvelous plot. Some pretty good kick-ass characters. With a gorgeous cover..... but somehow it doesn't keep the interest for long and we tend to get bored through the ordeal.

Honestly as I said above. I did like the story and the characters but they are just not enough to keep things interesting at all. There is Emrys, the Faery who must must protect the crown prince from creatures of her world. She is Fae. As such she doesn't know how to deal with human at first and her continued interaction with Richard form the heart of the book. But she was quite the kick-ass one.

Prince Richard is the factor in all this. He is quite the loveable one. His days may have been involved partying, booze and girls but meeting his gorgeous Fae guard, the red-headed Emrys changes him gradually, for the best. Their time together and the sweet love actually were some of the best parts of the book. They say that 'love' is one of the greatest magic of all. Graudin employs that notion pretty well in her book.

Facts still remain that this maybe a good read with all the elements intact but it is also a book that doesn't do much to maintain interest at all. But good work from Ryan Graudin.

"Modern with the fantasy, All that Glows boosts a fresh concept"

Genre :      Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: 11th February, 2014

My Copy: publisher & edelweiss

Rate:              4/5 (Really Liked It)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository


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