Sapphire & Lotus, by Audrey Faye & Shae Geary | Book Review

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Today I bring you my review of Sapphire & Lotus, by Audrey Faye & Shae Geary.

Sapphire & Lotus is the first book in the Dragon Kin series.

The ancient prophecy speaks of the five, those who will come to save all of dragonkind. Like most prophecies, it leaves out a lot of the important details…

The very ordinary elf girl who runs for the hills—and gets lost in a forest instead. The dragon egg, precariously perched high in a tree on a dark winter’s night.

And what happens when egg meets girl.

Dragon Kin: Sapphire & Lotus is book one of a new fantasy series for readers of all ages. If you love dragons, ordinary heroes, or bravery that has to be earned one day at a time, we hope you’ll give this book a try!

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Book Review | The Fire Thief by Gwynn White, Erin St. Pierre

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

The Fire Thief, by Gwynn White & Erin St. Pierre.

The Fire Thief is the first book in The Fire Thief series.

Trigger Warning: Kidnapping, Death mention, Abuse mention, Fighting, Slavery mention, Slavery.

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44244656._SY475_“The world knew when you were born. The ground shook with your hidden power. That’s when the race to find you began. Now we have you, the real war can start.”

Obey. Work hard. Give thanks. Be fearful.

That’s what Stasha has been told for the past eighteen years. Be grateful for your enslavement. It will keep you safe from the fae. Work hard for all you have. Or stay out in the snow to be hunted by monsters. Marry the man who buys you. Give everything to the deity that offers you protection in exchange for your miserable life.

Stasha is done serving those who allow the people she loves to die.

In a last-ditch effort to free herself and her best friend Klaus, Stasha steals two silver coins from a dangerous stranger. Just enough money for them to disappear and start a new life together.

But Stasha couldn’t have chosen a worse target for her thievery.

Prince Averin has been tracking the power that shook the world for nearly two decades. He never expected his search to end at a scrappy orphan who stole his money. Her power could be the key to ending the centuries-long war waged by the fae against his kingdom. And now that he has her, he’s not letting her go.

Then it happened. Something that changed everything. Something so devastating no one saw it coming. Now Stasha has no choice but to set the world on fire.

Lovers of Bella Forrest, Sarah J. Maas, and Leigh Bardugo will devour The Fire Thief by New York Times bestselling authors Erin St. Pierre and Gwynn White.

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Throughout The Fire Thief, the story was entertaining and therefore kept my interest piqued.

However, I thought it’d take longer to read The Fire Thief than I actually took to be honest. Like a few hours. And I don’t know if that’s a good thing or if it’s a bad thing.

I really like that there’s only one point of view from the main character. Though I also enjoyed how easily the other characters could be read too.

I like the powers in this novel. I actually really enjoy Elemental stories. But with the Elemental stories that I’ve read, there’s something that always happens. It always happens–which is great and fun. But overused.

Nearing the end of The Fire Thief, I was honestly getting worried for our main character here. She has new secrets that she has to keep, and I don’t know how long those secrets will be kept.

I give The Fire Thief, 3.5 stars.

Have you read The Fire Thief? What’re your thoughts on the story?

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