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