Review: All That Glows

Apr •  11 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: All That GlowsAll That Glows by Ryan Graudin
Series: Stand Alone
Published by HarperTeen on February 11th 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.

When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.

A fairy book. I hadn’t read a book that contained fairies or a world that has fairies in it so I picked up this book. Surprisingly, it held me interest more than what I thought.

Plot: This is about fairies who protect the royal line to protect their magic. They need their human line in order to stay alive. With technology gaining speed, fairies are dying out and need the royal line to survive. Unfortunately, some fairies don’t think otherwise. I really liked this plot. I like that it gave a good background to fairies and the royal line. I even liked the drama of protecting the royal line and why they had to do it.

Love/Friendship: This is the part that is iffy for me. The love interest felt like an ints a-love. One minute she meets him and the ext BAM! She can’t stay away from him. I really wanted more of a relationship (which did happen but more at the end.) For me, I think if the friendship built up a bit more slowly instead of the prince being a drunk, I would of liked it a bit more.

Emry: I admire this fairy. I adore her fierceness to protect her kind and the royal line. I like that she set aside everything for others and hardly thought of herself. In fact, I wanted her to think more of what she wanted then what everyone else wants.  She has good gut instinct that lead her to where she needed to be.

Overall, this is well written fun read. It was a bit different than what I expected but that is good. It kept me on my toes. All That Glows carries a compelling storyline till the end. All That Glows is great.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Apr 11, 2014

    Instalove? SHOOT! In certain circumstances I can get on board with it, but it doesn’t sound like there’s necessarily any reason for their sudden love in this case which is frustrating. I’m glad it develops into a nice relationship by the end though Savy!

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Apr 11, 2014

    I don’t usually read Fae books but this one really appeals to me. And I actually don’t mind insta-attraction at all 🙂
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Candace
    Apr 11, 2014

    I got burnt out on fairies awhile back but now I haven’t read as many so I might like them again. I really hadn’t heard much about this book at all. It sounds pretty good

  4. I don’t like insta-love, but sometimes can deal with it for the sake of the story. I do like a good fae book so I’ll really have to check this one out!

  5. I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about this book. I’m glad you are one of the ones who liked it! The insta-love kind of has me worried, I’m so over underdeveloped relationships!