I love fairy tale retellings so much. When done well, they’re often some of my favourite books. Historical Romance, on the other hand, isn’t a genre I often turn to, but I have been enjoying it a little more. Which meant the Regency Faerie Tales books were books that I was curious about. After reading all three, I can easily say these were some of my new favourite books. I was super lucky to receive all three of the books in this trilogy thanks to the team Orbit and Tracy from Compulsive Readers. I’m so happy I’m on this tour!
The Regency Faerie Tales books follow three young women whose lives wind up interconnected due to their ties to various different fae in Regency England. The first two books are 100% fairy tale retellings. The third book… I couldn’t pin down as one specific tale, but there were hints of others like The Goose Girl within its pages.
I decided the best thing to do with this post would be to post mini-reviews of all three books. If you’re looking for a review of a particular book, you can scroll down to just that one. But as a whole, I adored this series. I’ll definitely be reading more of Atwater’s books, and let me tell you, it’s worth reading the short stories set in this world too!
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I’m sure a lot of people have seen this book around with it being a Fairyloot Adult pick. However, the book hasn’t actually been officially released yet. I was lucky enough to be sent an early copy of the standard paperback from Orbit, who is publishing it. With this being a highly anticipated release of mine, I was so excited to dive into this one. And it was definitely worth it.
Hart is a marshal who’s been alone for years, and Mercy is an undertaker who has single-handedly been keeping her family’s business afloat. The two hate each other, but after a particularly harsh argument, Hart finds himself penning a letter to an unknown person. When Mercy receives it, she’s confused by her anonymous pen pal, but she writes back, and they strike up a friendship. They don’t know their new friend is each other, but soon they wind up falling for each other.
Continue reading “Book Review: The Undertaking Of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen”
Unfortunately, this will be my last post for FaRoFeb. I’d hoped to get a few more books read and reviewed, but alas. I just read other things instead. I’m pleased that I did manage at least two books. And I do still plan on reading most of the others that I listed in my post. Just not the wizard one as that was a DNF. Yikes.
A Fate Of Wrath & Flame is a New Adult Fantasy Romance novel by K.A. Tucker, who may be better known for her contemporary romance. This book follows Romeria, a gifted thief who has been living on the streets since she was a teen. On a job one night, she runs into a mysterious woman who tells her she has a job for her. Not wanting to take it on but not having a choice, Romeria goes along with her. The mission turns out to be in another world on the verge of war and filled with elemental magic. Romeria’s quest should be simple. She has to steal a stone from a sacred garden. But the identity she has assumed turns out to be that of a captured Princess, an enemy who had just poisoned the previous King and Queen. Not to mention the fiance of the new one. Romeria winds up pulled into a scheme by the King, but that’s fine by her. It might just allow her to complete her mission.
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I don’t tend to review many backlist books, but I plan to review more. So what better to start with than with the first book I read for FaRoFeb? This was a book that I was intrigued by but wasn’t sure I’d like. I’d heard it doesn’t go how you’d expect, and it was available on Kindle Unlimited, so I decided to give it a chance.
I’m actually glad I did.
The book follows Auren, a young woman pulled from the streets by King Midas. As his favoured, his touch turned her body to gold, but she’s still able to live. Considered Midas’ most treasured, Auren is caged within his palace and is only invited out when he wants to show her off. Auren may have loved him for years, but cracks in her trust are beginning to show.
Major trigger/content warnings for sexual assault and violence. These are very prevalent in the book. If you’re not comfortable reading about them, this isn’t the book for you.
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Over the last month, my review for King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair has been getting a lot of views and, that has put me in the mood to read more fantasy romance. Seeing the title in my stats so often apparently makes me think about it a lot, ha! But February was the perfect time for me to start reading more Fantasy Romance.
February is FaRoFeb, and though I won’t be picking up brand new books…I’d like to read a few and keep an eye on the events they have going on. I know some booktubers are interviewing authors, or are holding reading sprints, so they could be fun to watch.
What I’ve decided to do myself is pick a few Fantasy Romance books this month and read them. I want to try and review one or two of them too, but if not, then maybe this post will at least give you some recommendations. I’m not sure what I’ll like when it comes to Fantasy Romance, so I’m not sure which I’m actually going to like, but this is going to be fun. I won’t be following any of the bingo boards on the FaRoFeb website, but there are some on there if you do want to!
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I’m not exactly someone known for reading a lot of smutty romance, but when a book sounds this good. I can’t resist. I knew what I was in for when I picked this book up, and I was excited for it anyway. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this book thanks to the very lovely team at Black Crow PR and this tour has been put together by Random Things Tours. A big thank you to the both of them.
King of Battle and Blood is an adult fantasy romance. It follows a princess called Isolde, who when her country is entered by the vampire King, Adrian, agrees to be his wife for the sake of ending the upcoming war. She assumes she’ll fear him, but soon she’s more scared of how attracted she is to him and her growing understanding of the vampires than she is anything else.
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