Saturday, 14 February 2015

All That Burns (All That Glows #2) by Ryan Graudin

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
All That Burns (All That Glows, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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?

All That Burns by Ryan Graudin

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

All That Burns (All That Glows, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Emrys must now learn to live without her magic. But does she have as much Richard as she wants? And was it worth giving her magic up when Richard is so busy with his kingly duties?

This was a good second instalment, and I understood why Emrys felt the way she did.

I felt for Emrys in this book. She’d given up so much, and the loss of her magic really put a weight on her. The way she missed it, whilst at the same time feeling like she wasn’t getting as much time with Richard as she had hoped was clearly affecting her, and I understood the way she was feeling.

The storyline in this had quite a bit of action, and there were several things going on, especially with Richard striving to unite the humans and the fey. There were some twists with regards to Morgaine le Fay, and it wasn’t easy to guess what would happen.
The romance between Emrys and Richard was good, and it was clear how much they loved each other.

The ending to this was okay, but I did struggle to stay focused on this book all the way to the end. The pace was a little slow, and my attention did wander.
6.5 out of 10

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