The Secrets in Shadow and Blood

So The Secrets in Shadow and Blood is the NEXT installment in the Fae Guardians book. So I guess it wasn’t the best place to start. Each book features a separate couple so apparently I should’ve started with Season of The Wolf. Because of this I already have a feeling it’ll be a DNF for me. It seems like a great enemies to lovers and I’m intrigued by the Order Of The Well diagram in the front that shows the council and cadres and preceptors. The map is also super pretty and clear compared to other fantasy novels. Sometimes when there’s “Court of _” I feel like like it’s not super original but the names are cool like Helianthus, Fenrysfield, Delphinium, Rubrum, Obscendia, and Aconite.

The interior art was amazing and I loved flipping through the images. It made the pages feel more professional compared to others I’ve read.

These days I’m much more interested in reading first person narrative so the writing felt a little removed for me in third person.

The blurb from Amazon:

In the shadows, vision can turn blurry. Truths can become lies. Enemies can become lovers. 

When Violet inexplicably wakes thousands of years after a nuclear holocaust, she finds the world very different. Fae exist now. They’re vicious, animalistic monsters who pervert magic and can morph into any shape—including vampires. They hoard the bounty of the new world, and keep humans banished to the wasteland. At least, that’s what the humans of today have told her. Determined to make up for an unforgivable mistake in her past, she becomes a covert assassin and seeks revenge for her human brethren. And she’s good at it. But when the thing she hunts saves her life, injuring himself in the process… her crystal clarity suddenly becomes blurry. 

Vampires are meant to be monsters, not protectors… not charismatic, annoyingly handsome and loyal and… everything.

Indigo is a Fae Guardian, and a ruthless vampire protector of Elphyne. The Order has tasked him with finding a human with deadly secrets before the unhinged Unseelie Queen, or the fanatical human leader, can exploit her. They chose him for one reason, and one reason only – the taste of human blood does things to him. Addictive, dark, insatiable things. And when he catches Violet’s scent, they know he’ll do everything in his power to possess her and keep her safe. But Indigo hides his own shameful secret in the shadows of his heart, and if it ever comes to light, Violet will never trust him. She’ll kill him.

Each books contains

  • Dystopian Fantasy
  • New couple with satisfying HEA in every book
  • Monster hunting and adventure
  • Incredible world building
  • Strong heroines and heroic protectors
  • Steamy, adult only romance
  • Band of brothers/warriors
  • Fated mates

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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