Feb 27, 2014

ARC Review: All That Glows by Ryan Graudin !!!


Title: All That Glows
Author: Ryan Graudin 
Published On: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: ARC from publisher


   

Synopsis:


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 Thoughts

Rating: 3 Stars

I got this book from the publisher, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.

Well, to be honest, I didn't get quite satisfied with this book's content. I mean I read so many good reviews about this book and then I miraculously got it to review but I'm so sad to confess my disappointment in this book.

I didn't like Emrys at all. She wasn't a mature person rather she had the attitude of a whimpering child. I mean she couldn't take big decisions without any help from her queen or from her friend. She was in love with Richard and I loved that part but once again she didn't have the guts to give up her magic for the sake of her love even when she knew that she loved him more than anything.

Richard was great and his sister Annabelle was also good and I liked the details about their living style and the day to day schedule of royals and the involvement of little politics in it made this refreshing but once again the main plot twist, I mean where the actual villain is caught was totally predictable. Even before the clues were given I knew who is the main culprit and I put together the pieces of the puzzle way before Emrys so the later part wasn't quite exciting for me.

Action scenes were good but less in number and the suspense element was missing to so this became an okay read for me. 



This post was written by: Satarupa

"I'm from Calcutta, India (the kingdom of sweets). I'm a final year college student struggling to get Bachelor of finance honors degree. I love books more than anything and like to hang out with friends, watch horror and action movies and I'm madly in love with vampires and warlocks. Other times you'll find me with a worn out calculator punching the numbers and making accounts and ledgers (study stuff). In leisure time I sit with a book or my e-reader leaving the known world behind and losing her in the new worlds which the author's create. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas regarding a story sometimes but never completed it but I'm planning to do so in future and will like to give a chance to my childhood dream of being a paranormal genre writer."
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