Bright Wicked – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bright Wicked by Everly Frost

I can’t believe that what I read in this book all happened in the space of one day and night! Too much awesomeness went down and happened…so much changed, so many lies uncovered. Everly has done it again. Not that I’m surprised by that. I’m used to the way her books come into my life with a massive bang and oh how this one did just that. If there was just one word I could use it would probably be

But since my reviews are not known for their shortness (hello does rambles not give it away?)…So I’ll give you plenty more words haha. From the very beginning I was hooked, I never wanted to put the book down but my body demanded its say and well my health made me take my time with it, which was both good and also very torturous.

I was a little worried I wouldn’t be finished in time or be able to review before the release of book but it looks like I’m still on track. Thank goodness for the organise Everly who had this book to us with ample time to read and review. Now speaking of release, you may be wondering when that is…and you don’t have too much longer to wait. It releases the 10th April so be sure to go and preorder yourself a copy. You can find this glorious gem right HERE. Do yourself a favour and get it. You’ll def regret it if you don’t. So no regrets people…

I can never really find enough words to truly express what Everly always stirs and achieves with her writing but if you have read anything by her I’m sure you should at least understand a little of what I’m meaning….and if not

Now a little about the story…. we are brought into a world where there is the light and the dark…but remember, not all that reside in the light are good and not all those in darkness are bad. It’s a world that is separated, one that the light or those called Bright (Fae) fight those that are called the Fell (the dark – I could tell you who they are but I leave that for you to work out).

Now I’m going to introduce the two main characters…that are about to upheave the world as they know it. We have Aura the Brightest of all the Fae and the only of her kind, the Queen’s Champion, the one that commands basically all the guards

Who has made it her life’s mission to protecting the queen…and she goes out for a ride on her loyal as heck Thunderbird, along with some of the Day guards…when she notices a rustle in the trees below. So being who she is she leaves the rest behind to go check it out. And low and behold the man that will make you swoon like no other enters the pages. Except she doesn’t know that right away…

They fight, the others come down and fight, and this Fell being (that swoon worthy and smells like comfort food (Everly’s words lol) male – coz she found that out now lol) and he uses some old magic on them and well they need help fast but he’s asking to see the queen first otherwise he won’t save them…BUT an important piece of information before that “request” was made, Aura used her Starlight power on him and semi spoiler (I guess) she actually unbeknownst binds using the old magic which kinda connects them and not in a good way. Long story short the Law of The Champions is invoked and they have to fight to the death on the third day or they toast.

But this guy Nathaniel, he actually stirs something in Aura that she never has felt before…oh and did I mention he makes her glow?! Like a legit star. Goes hand in hand with her power lol. Anywho, nobody is too happy that she brought an enemy into their lands and some are already seeing her as a traitor.

Basically expect that from this point on it’s all trouble and games being played by mainly the Queen Imatra. But lucky for us, Aura has worked alongside her since she was very young so if anyone can pick up something, she can.

But anyways, once this Challenge has been issued Aura and Nathaniel practically have to eat, sleep and breathe with each other it’s all part of the law and the magic demands that they know each other to their very core…and within a short time Aura’s eyes are opened that not all has been as it seems in her land. You see there is this I’m going to call it a blight in the lands and basically its killing people. And the one person that can heal it is someone that could be killed very soon.

And that’s all I’m saying coz otherwise no amount of that precious duct tape will help.

All you need to know is that the characters and story development is INCREDIBLY well done and has been oh so perfectly constructed.

You’re going to love, love, love it.

The characters within this story were amazing and I fell instantly Head. Over. Heels. Within first description of Nathaniel. I couldn’t help it. He smelt like CARAMEL! Yum! This has got to be his secret weapon – although not so secret since we can smell it haha.

“He smells like burned caramel, a startling scent that dulls my senses and confuses my fighting instincts. Curse the stars. He smells like comfort food. With a strong dash of bravery smothered in determination.”

But then as you get to know his character and the fact that although can’t always tell her everything, never once does he lie to her.

So if you want to get lost in this world, you know what to do…and since I’m guessing with a lot of what’s happening out in the world at the moment, it’d be giving you ample opportunity to escape into the world of books…what perfect time than now to escape into this world.

Yes, this book was given to me as an ARC but as always this is my true and very real review coming to you live from my bedroom, well I’m typing it while alive?

Thank you as always to my beautiful and amazing friend for yet another book that I didn’t realise I was missing. You write such amazing stories that truly impact your readers. ❤ I seriously can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next in Radiant Fierce.

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Until next time Book Nerds x

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