A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows- Special Edition: A Forbidden Fantasy Romance By Holly Renee

    I don't know if I can accurately put into word how much I loved
    this book! I already know it's in my Top 10 reads of the year!
    The plot, the magic system and the characters had me
    enraptured. Adar is our FMC and her journey through this book
    has been a ride! I can't wait to see how she grows in book 2!
    The spice?! Top F ing Tier!!!!
    But my favorite aspect of this book was the writing. Beautiful.
    You could feel what Adara was feeling along with our MMC. The
    lemon pastry with the sugar on the lips line?! So good!
    My only critique would be that a craved a POV from our MMC!
    But book 2 is coming soon so fingers crossed!
    Pick up this book you won't be disappointed!! Holly Renee first of all i think if your into fast paced romance then this is great for you, but for me it just seemed unrealisticly fast. The first scene you get with the two main characters is spicy and just seems awkwardly paced, and even though the two don’t know much about each other they still have so much romantic tension, i only made it about half way through before i put it down. Maybe it gets better towards the end but it was just too faced paced and felt like it was missing scenes or something. On the other side i enjoyed the main characters defiance toward the royal family and her interactions with the queen, she seems strong (unless she’s with the princes brother) and i can see her getting a lot of growth throughout the rest of the series. The writing was also very enjoyable and flowed really well so kudos to the author for that! Overall, i get why this book is perfect for some people, but it just wasn’t for me. Holly Renee Holly Renee did not disappoint! A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows is a sinful delight. I didn’t have to trudge through chapter after chapter of world building. It was perfectly paced and kept me turning the pages without boredom. It was decadent and steamy and quite frankly everything I could ask for in a fantasy romance. My only complaint is that it left me wanting . Please let November come quickly! I couldn’t put this one down. I’m so excited for the next installment. Holly Renee I'm not sure where all these great reviews are coming from, or maybe I received a rough draft. The writing was awful Holly Renee The main character is childish, annoying, immature, selfish, rude, and hard to like. I don’t understand why the prince found interest in her. The passion felt a bit rushed, and that is a very rare thing for me to say. I hate when books take too long to get to the passion and chemistry between two characters, and this is the first book I’ve ever read where I feel like it genuinely came out of no where. Holly Renee

    A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows- Special Edition: A Forbidden Fantasy Romance

    'It doesn't matter that you are destined to be his. Every part of you is begging to be mine.'

    Holy smokes, Batman! This book has all the tropes and they are just :chef's kiss: perfect!

    You have:
    ✨The Chosen One
    ✨Enemies to Lovers
    ✨Forbidden Love
    ✨Touch her and die
    ✨Morally Grey Characters
    ✨Strong FMC
    ✨Fae and Vampyres and Magic
    ✨Court Politics

    Adara is the 'Starblessed' human who is destined to be Fae Crown Prince Gavril's wife. Adara is not ready to accept her fate without a fight and is hoping to find a way out. On the eve of her move to the Kingdom of Citlali, she meets Evren, the Captain of the Royal Guard, and can't seem to get him out of her head. She soon finds out that Evren is also Prince Evren and her betrothed's bastard born brother. Court intrigue starts to surround Adara due to the upcoming marriage as well as a looming threat from the Blood Court.

    I honestly could not put this book down and even stopped reading my ebook halfway through so I could order the physical book! It has everything you could want in a fantasy romance book! Adara is a feisty and stubborn heroine who does not like her destiny and is desperate to change it. Her and Evren have this scorching sexual tension between them despite their forbidden romance. Evren is a swoon worthy dark prince with incredible dirty talk and a possessiveness over Adara. This was one of my top reads of the year and a full 5 stars from me! It ends on a doozy of a cliffhanger that had me yelling at the last page! I absolutely cannot wait until book 2 is released in November! Holly Renee '𝚈𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚋𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚜. 𝙱𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚍𝚊𝚛𝚔𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘.'

    Kingdom of Stars and Shadows was everything I want from a romantasy.
    A book I was very excited to read and it definitely did not disappoint.

    🗡 Morally Grey MMC
    🗡 Forbidden Love
    🗡 Fae and Vampires
    🗡 Banter
    🗡 Soft only for her
    🔥 The spice

    I am slightly obsessed with who Evren is.
    He's sarcastic, powerful, playful and the way he is enamoured with Adara and the things he
    says to her will have you full on swooning.

    Adara's growth by the end of the book is incredible and I am super ready to see her come into her power even in the continuation.

    That cliffhanger ending left me needing in the best ways. Thank you for this Holly Renee, I cannot wait to catch up with all of them very soon 🌙 Holly Renee Ok ok so, hear me out, this book has it all. We have…
    • a dark prince of two kingdoms with dark hair and darker magic
    • a human girl who is than she seems
    • arranged marriage to a crown prince
    • fae and vampyres at odds
    • one bed troupe
    • Fated mates full of steam and betrayal
    • A saucy library scene
    There was not one thing I didn’t enjoy about this book except that I didn’t want it to end.

    Adara is a starblessed human being who’s been promised to the crown fae prince. The night before she’s to leave for the fae kingdom she runs into a dark fae with darker magic and a face to fall for.

    Adara is engaged to the Crown Prince but lusts for another. When she’s forced to flee the fae kingdom she must make a decision. As decision that will change everything for her.

    If you’re into fantasy romance with steam and betrayal then you should definitely read this book. I loved every page of it. Holly Renee WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So FREAKING good.

    Now that I have had time to process this book if you love enemies to lovers, one horse trope, touch her and you die, mates, faes, vampires, chosen one I mean it has all of my favorite elements. It's a quick read and I enjoyed every page.

    Adara is the Starblessed and is destined to be the Crown Prince's future queen. Taken from her home, she must navigate the fae realm and marry the Crown Prince as her blood is needed for his power so he can save his kingdom. Until she meets his captain of the guard and half brother, Evren. Adara finds herself attached to Evren for reasons she can't explain, but as she starts to fall for the brother, she realizes she can't marry the Crown Prince.

    This book is SO good. I truly loved it and ate it up. Evren's dirty mouth is e v e r y t h i n g.

    I have seen reviews saying it's a From Blood and Ash fan fic or they're the same book. They have similar elements with the vampires and other plot lines but I really didn't feel like they were the same book. Holly Renee The spicy scenes were 🤌 the chemistry between Evren and Adara is just perfect. It’s a very fast read, just sucks you right in and the pace is set quick. It’s just BOOM, BOOM,BOOM. It makes you want to not put the book down, which I damn near didn’t, but sleep was needed so I had to. I do wish there was character/world building though. You get thrust into their world (pun intended? Maybe?) I want to know about Evren and Adara and Gavril. I want to know about their world and their characters. More meat. She’s writing a second one and I feel like in the second book we’ll learn and I’m so excited. Holly Renee


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