G. Bianco, 2019
Calling all fantasy fans: Lexi Ryan’s new book, These Hollow Vows, is the YA book you need to add to your TBR! Set to be released on July 20th, this book shows just how far one girl will go to get what she wants.
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.
I only have six words: HOLY GOODNESS WAS THIS BOOK GOOD! Ok so maybe I have more than just six words… 😂
I’ve read quite a few books with Faeries and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the world-building in this book was unique to any other book I’ve read. Obviously there can be similarities drawn to other novels because they are rooted in the same folklore, but I was still so enthralled with the fantasy elements of this story.
Love triangle tropes can sometimes be hit-or-miss for me, but I absolutely adored the romance in this book! The choices Brie must make and the contrast in her relationships with both Sebastian and Finn takes the drama in this book to another level! The morally gray characters in this story are so well written that readers won’t know what to believe or who to trust! If you like a bit of political intrigue in your fantasy books, then you’ll definitely find that here!
If you loved The Cruel Prince or A Court of Thorns and Roses then this book needs to be added to your TBR immediately! I know I am eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel to see what will happen next!
*I received an ARC from Clarion Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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