Once, we’d worshipped them as Gods.

For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame.

Then, we died on their swords.

All of that changes the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world once again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice but to flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my twenty-first birthday as a free woman.

Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.

But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-consuming passion, our bond strengthens as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line.

My heart.

Author’s Note: This book is intended for readers who are 18 and older. It contains mature language, graphic violence, and explicit content with darker elements. This is book one in a series and ends in a cliffhanger

Hit the Author Up

Series: Of Flesh & Bone #1

My Rating:★★★★

Adelaide has quickly made her way into my auto-read author especially with her last series. Her wiring style has improved and grown since her Bellandi Crime Syndicate Series. When she wrote Beauty in Lies series, she wasn’t messing around. So, I went into this book expecting fire.

We meet Estrella in a small village right on the boarder that divides the land of the Fae from that of the humans. All her life she’s known hard work, poverty, fatigue, abuse in the name of gods she doesn’t really believe it. Following the loss of her father, the life seems to go from bad to worse. Suddenly saddles with the burden of caring for her wheelchair bound mother alongside her brother. But you know what? She’s had enough. While the King dangles before her the fortune and luxury that comes with being his wife, she refuses to live a life like that and chooses death instead. But boy, she was never ready for what was coming for her.

The books started off a bit on the slow side, but I know this author well enough that it didn’t bother me because I know she will bring the fire. I loved Estrella a lot. I loved her level of self-respect; that she valued herself so much that she chose death over what the King proposed. I loved that while she was naïve in a lot of ways, she was also badass.

Caelum on the other hand

The whole time I was reading this book, at least the first few chapters after he showed up I was rooting for him and Estrella. Wondering how they’re going to stay together when their mates came. But around 60% I started to get vibes. You know the kind of vibes I’m talking about! The vibes that he’s hiding something. But for the life of me I couldn’t place it. The man is crazy, possessive, overprotective and very quickly I started my

and alas, the man is a psychopath. But dammit I want him. He’s the type that your mother warned you to stay away from because he screams DANGER! You know he’s crazy as mofo but he still has you wanting your own psychopath. Its sick I know, but also true.

Anyway, the story progressed, he really started acting weird and I really started to worry. But I have to say, I never EVER saw that twist coming. When it dropped this was me

I love every minute of it. I dropped a star in my review because

  1. The story had a bit of a slump around 60-70% mark of the book where nothing really happened for a bit. It wasn’t boring but I could have done without it.
  2. The main reason is THE SINGLE POV. LORD do I hate that. I literally feel like I don’t know There is so much we don’t know about him. There are so many questions around the story that his point of view would have provided. Like what the hell Brann was keeping from his sister, where he came from, how did he find Estrella, how did he disguise himself. The bonus pages via the link provided at the end of the book made the whole thing worse. Raised even more questions. His whole history is just unknown. While everybody believes him to be one thing- the God of death, he seems to have a good reason to think of himself otherwise. His point of view would have been great to get insight of how he feels and thinks about all this.

I loved how patient; romantic, gentle he was with his girl. For what he turned out to be he didn’t conduct himself the way the story portrayed him at all.

Adelaide please, I’m begging you, write book 2 in duel POV. Surely, I’m not the only who feels like I don’t know the character to the story.

Nonetheless, I can’t wait for the next book. I definitely won’t forget this book in a hurry. If it was a dual POV it would have been 5+ read for me.

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