Hey, hey Ramblers 😀 I hope you are all well and keeping out of mischief. Doubtful though…am I right? I knew it lol. Anyway, today I’m bringing you a review that is demanding to be written. I kid you not. This isn’t an ARC book, so it’s already released, but I need to shout it out to the world that this book needs to be read!!!
This book takes this series to a whole new level and Audrey really shakes things up like majorly. Just WOW. My emotions are scarily all over the place…and as I write this review, I may be eating some Betty Crocker Frosting.
This book will hook you in like no other. It has absolutely everything I needed, to wrap its hands around me and just yank me into a whole new dimension. Portal travel anyone?
I got so lost in the book, it was oh so hard to resurface. My brain was having none of this stupid thing called reality. This book will take over, to the point the world ceases to exist…and when you finally claw your way to the top again and realise that whilst in your book-world time had no meaning…in the actual world, many hours have passed you just sit there a moment and it’s just like.
The raw emotions this book put me through was truly incredible. Half the time I didn’t know what I was feeling or where this story was leading me. I had worked some things out, but then there were other parts that I’m literally just staring wide-eyed at my book freaking out.
The number of times I had to pause, just for a moment, and have a mini melt-down where my brain would just be repeating practically this ↓ very thing, I honestly lost count.
My heart truly feels like it’s been beaten and crushed, by the very same psycho people in this story…but if our girl can hold it together, I can too…I may just need a lot of duct tape, to patch me up. Don’t worry I come prepared.
Seriously, my brain is all over the place at the moment. I just can’t get that terrible ending out of my head…
All I can say is that I was seriously glued to my book. If you ask my mum she’d probably say I looked something like this ↓, just steamrolling ahead. Laser focus and all that lol.
But by this point, you’re probably thinking I’m one screw loose from falling apart…and to be honest, my brain is mentally curled up rocking in the corner trying to process it all. Coz honestly, I have no clue how it’s going to be fixed! So we shall just continue to freak out internally, until the release in March (which btws is my birthday!)
This world was truly constructed with one goal, to stress me out…why are you so dang good at that? It’s one heck of a talent, is all I can say…but just look at me rambling away…I haven’t even touched on the plot yet 😂 oh well 🤷🏻♀️…I’m going through some internal struggles at the moment.
Ohh, Audrey, you are so lucky I apparently live for this kind of torture, which is kinda scary if you think about it…but man, it is a true adrenaline rush. Am I right guys?! We seriously are a weird bunch….but as much as I’d love to get this book on my birthday may I pwwweeettty please have it like now?
Now that we’ve established I’ve completely lost the plot…let’s talk a little about this book. I loved, loved so much about this story. I love the world created, it seems so seamless and extremely well constructed. The characters are seriously spot on. When you are meant to love a character you do so, so easily…but with the ones that are wacko you weirdly just hate right off the bat. Sooo many times did I seriously want to do one hella good throat punch or a kick to the jewels lol. I’m not crazy I promise haha. You’ll understand this need soon.
But I think, I’d probably be killed dead if I attempted that…so good on Summer for surviving all that. Our girl truly is a fighter…she goes into Year Two positive and ready to make it her year…but of course that can’t happen. Faes’ forbid. We have new and old rivals and many Fae, playing many a game. Whilst the humans get stuck in the cross-fire.
But with the arrival of some new Fae, from a different academy, Whitehall. Which has us introducing a very big player into this world. The Spring Court Prince, Hellebore. The name gives it away. He’s about to raise some hell up in this academy. He is one psycho Fae hidden under a pretty face. Don’t be deceived. He is deadly. And he’s changing things up. Bringing in new gauntlets for the Shadows to face. So they have to fight for their place and their lives.
But in the midst of all this upheaval, something deeper is going on. There’s a shift happening between the courts and it’s a game of power. Everyone has their own agendas…and the Spring Prince is after blood. Putting Summer and her friends right in the middle of a power struggle.
Oh, it really has been Luci…Then we have Summer and the Winter Prince trying to work through their very intense bond and Summer’s just struggling with everything that comes with that…but maybe the hardest things in life are worth fighting for and Valerian may just agree with me. Smart boy.
“But screw easy. Easy’s boring.” He nips at my bottom lip. “You can’t tell me this isn’t worth fighting for.”
But amongst all this Summer is also trying to understand her background and the fact that the Summer Princess is apart of her, is her.
It’s time for her to find her inner power and strength to survive the year…and with her friends and Sprite by her side (man how I love Ruby! She’s crazy but loyal to the core), maybe she will pull through…survive another day. That’s the goal right? Especially with all these power crazy Fae around. Some will try and break Summer, but their determination to do so only builds that fire in her to stand up for what she thinks is right. Our girl won’t go down without a fight.
“I’ve never wanted to live more than now, just so I can watch the hateful smirk drain from their eyes as they realize I survived. My will to live is a spiteful, burning thing. Greater than anything I’ve ever felt before.“
Many truths will be revealed, friendships tried, secrets withheld, new alliances made and old friendships will burn brighter than ever before. This is a story you do not want to miss. If you were hooked at book one, this one doesn’t hold back. It gives everything and more. I feel a book-hangover coming my way. I don’t even want to read anything. I kinda just want to mope around…each time I think of picking up another book, I’m just like
Someone send help.
A lot goes down in this story so I’m barely even touching the top layer, to this deliciously torturous book. But the one thing I loved the most, was the character development and to actually see the friendships get even stronger. I felt so much more connected to her friends and I thoroughly enjoyed that particular part of the story growth. Very well crafted. Eclipsa’s moment when she opens up about her (Summer) as a friend, seriously, had my heart-melting.
Do whatever it takes to read this book. I mean it. You gotto trust me on this one. If you love Fae books where there’s never a dull moment. Hideaway, pretend to work, fake being sick…anything…be creative…aren’t book-lovers meant to have that creative streak?
Dive into a magical world where nothing is as it seems, and where even the most beautiful can hide the monsters within.
Now that I have gone and talked all your ears off, I’m going to go. Hope this ramble fest can give you a smile, I know everyone could use one of those. If you have read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you want to keep up to date with everything I’m doing. 🙂
I feel the need to give one more plea to Audrey, to end my suffering lol….my words, March is forever away. I gots to have my answers…I need to know so many things…sigh…this is killing me.
Thanks, Audrey, for such an incredible read, I honestly can’t wait to read what you have in store for me next. Please be gentle with my heart, it’s very fragile at the moment.
Okie doke I’m going….