FFBC: All That Glows by Ryan Graudin - Review + Giveaway!

All That Glows
by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 11th 2014
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Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.
When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.

My Review:

It has been years since I picked up a book that was solely about faeries. And frankly after reading and enjoying All That Glows I think I need to add more Fairy books into my TBR.  There were so many aspects to this story that I just absolutely loved. was the fact that it was the girl who had to watch over and protect the boy! We don't see that very often in any story, YA or Adult and I was glad that we got to see it here. And Emrys is kick ass in so many ways. Not only is she extremely devoted to her job and it all it entails, but she is smart and committed and vulnerable at the same time. It her duty to protect Richard, but at the same time she can't help but be a girl under the hard exterior and find herself falling for the boy.

But this wouldn't be a full story if there weren't obstacles and turmoils along the way. There is a real threat against Prince Richards life and as soon as one problem is dealt with another one quickly approaches. Emrys must find out who is after Prince Richard in order to protect him and save this life.

All in all this was very enjoyable story filled with action and love and two great main characters. We loved this debut form Ryan Graudin and can't wait to read more from her!

4 stars! 

My name is Ryan and I've been writing ever since I grabbed one of my dad's old tax ledgers and created this masterpiece: see image.

My writing has since improved, though my obsession with wolves has remained relatively the same (I even own a wolf-hybrid pup.) My childhood was a happy, sunny thing. I grew up on a steady diet of fairytales, salt-marshes, music and brothers who would re-enact Redwall battles with me in the back yard. I went to an artsy sort of high-school that allowed cello recitals in the hallways and impromptu poetry slams in the cafeteria. It was there I decided that writing was what I wanted to do more than anything.

I'm officially a grownup now (I suppose one must admit that once they turn 26). My diet still includes fairytales, salt-marshes and art, but there are a few new loves thrown in. A big one is travel. Pieces of my heart are scattered like breadcrumbs all over the globe--I've bartered them off for writing inspiration, so I suppose it's a fair trade.

When I'm not cramming my earthly belongings into a backpack and waiting in airport security lines, I'm doing one of the following: Writing YA novels, Photographing weddings with my husband, Making our little white cottage more homey, Playing with my wolf pup, Trying out Korean récipes, Haunting local coffee shops with my friends.

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What do you like better a boy protecting and guarding the girl or
a girl protecting the boy?

2 autographed copies of All That Glows with tins of custom All That Glows Tea! 
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  1. now that I think about it, I dont have many fairy books on my TBR either... do you have any suggestions? I made a note to add all that glows


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