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Book Review: THESE HOLLOW VOWS by LEXI RYAN

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog.

I am back with another fairyloot subscription book review; this book is from this year’s August box. I participated in the readalong which took place from Monday 4th October – Friday 8th October. I also entered the August photo challenge for fairyloot, you can check out my photo on instagram, my handle is @book_latte_kech and you can check out other photos in the challenge under the tag #fairyphoto53 on instagram.

SUMMARY

Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.

Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Rating: 4/5 stars

Pages: 439

Category: YA, fantasy, romance

Trigger: none

Abriella and her sister Jas where abandoned by their mother with their uncle. When their uncle dies, their aunt binds them to a service contract that neither girl can hope to pay off. Brie is a thief so she steals what she might need but a friend’s circumstance causes her to give the stolen funds up. Her aunt gets impatient and sells her sister, Jas, to the unseelie king. Despite pleadings from her good friend Sebastian, Brie heads to faerie to save her sister. She strikes a bargain with the unseelie king. Brie will steal 3 magical artefacts from the seelie court and the unseelie king will return her sister alive to the human realm. To find the artefacts, she has to join the competition to become the seelie prince’s human bride, and she is shocked to find that the seelie prince is her friend Sebastian.

Brie battles with her feelings for the seelie prince she knows as Sebastian because of the deception she has to pull for her sister’s safe return. The unseelie prince also wants to help Brie with her task for the good of all faerie and Brie finds herself drawn to him physically even though most of the time she is at odds with him. As Brie learns more about the faerie world, she finds that things are not as she initially perceived.

Betrayal awaits Brie at every turn. She has to be careful who she gives her heart and crown to. The story had some Cinderella vibes as well as beauty and the beast with the curse that everyone knows about but can’t say anything about it. At the end I can see why there is a second book and I can’t wait to see the rest of the story.

I gave the story 4 out of 5 stars. I loved it and couldn’t stop reading which is why I finished it in 3 days, which is the fasted I have read a book this length in a while. Awesome

If you like this review and are interested in reading this book, you can purchase it using the links below:

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/2XVjltS

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