My Rating: 3 hearts
Thoughts on the Novel: Although I haven’t had much luck with faerie novels in the past, I was hoping that All That Glows by Ryan Graudin would break that trend. Unfortunately, while it wasn’t a bad read, All That Glows could have been better with some changes. I therefore thought a pros and cons list would best highlight what I enjoyed about the novel and what I didn’t.
- I liked the mix of fantasy with contemporary elements.
- I always love reading books that have foreign settings – in this case, London.
- I thought the plot was decent, and remained curious throughout the novel about who could be behind the attacks on Richard.
- For a faery who is supposed to be centuries old, Emrys acted very much like a teenage girl.
- The romance was an insta-love romance.
- Richard wasn’t a very memorable character so I didn’t really understand what made him stand out in Emrys’ mind from all the other mortals she has ever seen.
- I hate when couples give each other cutesy nicknames! Repeatedly having to read Emrys be called Embers by Prince Richard was very annoying!
Comments About the Cover: It’s so pretty! I love the colour scheme and the font that was used for the title. I also think whoever was responsible for makeup did a good job of making the model’s face kind of look fae-like.
In exchange for an honest review, this book was received from the publisher (HarperCollins) for free via Edelweiss.