Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony. The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.
As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.
When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
The Above and the Under have a tenuous truce that is shattered after the death of both their respective rulers. Gemma, the new queen of Under, must throw history aside and team up with Tollan, the heir to the Above throne, in order to take down a power that seeks to rule them all. Their group of rebels is comprised of an assassin, a sex worker, and a palace servant from Above, and we follow their unique perspectives as they are forced to question previously held beliefs. But even with war looming, romance still grows. Challenging gender roles and the expectation that every prince must have a princess, Tollan discovers love with Elam—a young man, a sex worker, and one of Gemma’s closest friends.
You would think that I’ve given this series up by now, but I ain’t a quitter! And this novella was rather short, so it was not that big of an investment anyways.
Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear… With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it's too late.
I was not a fan of the first book Rhapsodic. I thought the writing and storytelling was wrong for me, it gave me nothing about the side characters and hardly had anything in it besides two hotties trying to do the nasty with each other. But book two, A Strange Hymn, was slightly better, so I thought there might be some hope that this series would become something good in the end.
I picked up this book not knowing what to expect, and I thought that the first part of the book was exciting, fun and a bit bizarre. Which I loved and thought this was going to be a fun read. But then things started to shift towards a much darker place..
If it was not for the fact that A Court of Mist and Fury was only published 6 month before Rhapsodic I would be screaming ”half-assed fan fiction”.. But 6 month is not enough time to write and publish a whole book.. Right?
This is a story about the princess Aurelia, who is about to be sent away to marry the sickly and weak crown prince of the neighbouring country. In her own country she’s met with fear and hate from her people. It is rumoured the she is a witch, and they are an evil scourge on the world. At least that is what the people are being taught by an influential group who likes nothing more than to execute users of magic.