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Castle of Dusk and Shadows: A Fae Pride and Prejudice Retelling (Fae of Brytwilde)

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The tension between Fitz and Elle was great, and in true PnP fashion he falls first and fights it, and she despises what he stands for, or rather what she THINKS he stands for. To be clear, the writing wasn't perfect, the characterization wasn't novel or in-depth, but nevertheless, the book held my attention and was so engrossing that I devoured it in a couple days.

I thought her dedication to her family and uncovering the truth was very well done, and were good characteristics for her. Castle of Dusk and Shadows is not my normal fae fantasy read where all the "dark and dangerous" fae are actually. The trouble was this was all supposed to be the book's climax, and I was just getting antsy and impatient. After her father dies suddenly, Elle’s family is forced to make good on their arranged marriage with the Prince and heir to the throne. Chaos soon ensues, and Elle struggles to find her own gifted magic while uncovering the secrets of the ghosts surrounding the castle, including her recently-deceased Father.Lastly, the grief theme that is woven in these pages is heart wrenching and feels so raw and vulnerable.

It would be super interesting to be inside his head and to be able to read his actual thoughts when the story was unfolding. As time passes, Elle, much to her own frustration, finds herself unable to fight the growing attraction she has for her brooding and mysterious husband, whom she only wanted to use as a means to an end for her own family's salvation. She is convinced that her plan will work, but what she wasn't counting with was falling for her husband. Please try again later as the restrictions may be lifted, or contact your service provider if the issue persists. I honestly have realized that I am someone who loves the tension of slow burn but hates the wait, again I am impatient, but the wait is so worth it.The h barely even thinks about the H, she’s so consumed with her mission of finding her father and then the whole thing with Cordelia. i came across this author randomly on instagram and she markets her books as “no spice” so i had to give it a go.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. The next one is a Mansfield Park retelling (if I remember correctly) and so already not one of my favorite JA books. This gothic vibes, fantasy romance, loose retelling of Pride and Prejudice is everything I was hoping for and more.I really enjoyed the beginning of the book and the set up, the middle lagged for me in bits, and the end felt wrapped up pretty quickly for a short book. The pacing in this book is great with a good balance between action and character-driven scenes as well, which is hard to pull off, honestly. It also had the added intrigue of a murder mystery and a ghost story in addition to the fae magic system and world building.

Filled with fae deals and ghosts haunting the halls, there were quite a few twists that deviated from the original story that surprised me. This book definitely lived up to the expectations that I created after watching all of Rachel's marketing reels (if you do not follow her on Instagram, please do). Which I personally am a big fan of because a lot of fae in books are very civilized and nice (not that I don’t enjoy that as well) but it was great to see the more brutal/savage side of the fae. This book did have ghosts and spirits in it, but it was done in a way that was spooky without being weird. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.It is one of those stories where I put it down, and couldn’t stop thinking about it so I had to pick it up again. I didn't much care for the heroine, as I found her straight out of YA Heroine Central Casting with her uncontrollable rage, impulsivity, and inability to not crack wise when in dangerous situations.

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