Monday, February 2, 2015

All That Burns Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @harperteen @ryangraudin

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Welcome to my post for the All That Burns book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for signed copies of All That Burns. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

All That Burns (All That Glows, #2)
Release date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Series: All That Glows #2


In this thrilling sequel to All That Glows, the worlds of magic and mortal are colliding as London celebrates its new king, marking an era of unity between the Faery realm and the human one. Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, sacrificed her powers to be with King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But now, as Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen’s court and London’s lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames.When a prisoner with dark, strange magic breaks out of Queen Titania’s labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys's king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must make the hardest decision of all.

Will she reclaim her magic to save Richard’s life and lose him forever? Or stay powerless as the kingdom goes down in flames?


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My Rating: 5 Roses

An enchanting sequel full of magic and romance, All That Burns was a lovely YA fantasy. It had a few twists, a great tie in with Camelot, and it was definitely as good as the first. I absolutely loved this book.

My favorite part of the book was how the history and characters of Camelot were tied in. Maybe it's because I just finished watching "Merlin" but I've been fond of the story lately and it was nice seeing it worked into this book.

Emrys was great in this book. After giving up her magic to be with Richard, she was facing the consequences of that. Those consequences weren't sugar-coated. She struggled with the changes and had moments where she missed her magic and wondered at the wisdom of her choice. That struggle made her an interesting character and ultimately made her resolve stronger. She proved that she was tough with or without magic. She was already a great character and, in this book, she was even better.

Richard was still absolutely adorable. He wasn't in this book as much as the last one because he and Emrys were both dealing with their respective crises. But, he showed how loyal he was to Emrys and how much he would do for her and he was as sweet as ever.

The romance was lovely. Emrys and Richard were both so devoted to each other and building a world where mortals and fae could live together. They were a perfect couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of twists and unexpected surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the story and the ending was lovely.

All That Burns was a fantastic YA fantasy read that I really loved. It was a lovely sequel and I really enjoyed it. YA lovers, this is definitely a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Giveaway:
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About the Author:
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 r├ęcipes, Haunting local coffee shops with my friends.




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