I actually bought this book a while ago to read but never did. Has anyone else read it? It sounds good!
A wonderful fantasy about finding love across cultures and in the face o prejudice. #romantsy
Favorite character dialogue from this (last) month‘s reads:
There‘s lots from Kings of the Wyld, but what stands out to me most is Ildiko and Brishen‘s banter in Radiance. Goodness, I absolutely LOVED Radiance 😍. It deserves infinitely more recognition.
This was ok. It was what I needed at that specific moment — something light, simple, a sort of fluffy fantasy romance (though I honestly think it could have been a bit more salacious) — but the writing is really blah, which is a pity because the world building has some interesting elements. In more skilled hands, this could be as big as ACOTAR.
I thought it was okay but I really don't think I would recommend this book to anyone, except if you like cheesy romance and add another book to your reading challenge.
I enjoyed a cheesy romance from time to time. They made me laughed and I thought they were good for one an other but don't expect to explore a world or to see world building. The story felt flat.
💜💜💜💜 Forced marriage of convenience between different species. The relationship development is lovely & there are some great secondary characters. I liked the fantasy elements as well. The ending was pretty abrupt & I would have liked it better if the ending had been better handled. #romantsy
"Woman of day, you waited for me"
"Prince of night, you've come back to me-your head intact"
"I promised I'd try"
This book is a hidden gem, and still my favorite read of 2017.
A strong, fierce and respectful female lead, & a compassionate, well grounded and respectful male lead, well, this book warmed my heart.
Their friendship/relationship, although arranged & bizarre, with both their witty/playful banter, it flourished in such a beautiful way
She is human and b/c she has whites around her eyes he says she looks like a horse- with how the eyes roll about. He is gray-skinned, eyes that glow (w/o rolling about), claws, sharp teeth and can see better in the dark aka a "wolf."
What they both are, however, are big ole marshmallows.
This was a Goodreads rec by an author I like so I took a shot on it. I honestly can't remember if it's YA or not, but it def fantasy! 🦄 Basically a political marriage between two adorable people from different species and how they adjust to the physical oddness of the other. That being said that is their only major hurtle to cross in terms of conflict with each other. It's just shy on 300 pages, so it's quite short. But a fairly solid 1st book.
I re-read this book today because I am waiting for a hold at the virtual library. I really like this book because of the well drawn out characters and the submersion into another world. I will be reading the sequel next again as I continue to wait for the next Jojo Mayes book from the library.
I loved the premise of the story. Two totally opposite people see past their physical and cultural differences and find love. The story is slow building with a cliffhanger at the end but I would read the next book in the series just to see what happens. Dravens' world building is very detailed and provides a great backdrop for this Beauty and the Beast-esque story
An obscure jewel find. That type of book that you read slowly, not wanting to finish it immediately, savoring each scene to the last page, and makes you long for more. 🤓
I am a huge fan of Grace Draven's work. Radiance is my favorite book she has written , so far. It's a Beauty and the Beast Retelling. The story has adventure, love, humor and wholehearted friendship.