by C.M. McGuire
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 25th 2020
Genres: LGBTQ+, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
A teen outcast must work together with new friends to keep her family and town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle in C.M. McGuires’s kick-butt paranormal YA debut, Ironspark.
For the past nine years, ever since a bunch of those evil Tinkerbells abducted her mother, cursed her father, and forced her family into hiding, Bryn has devoted herself to learning everything she can about killing the Fae. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use.
Then the Court Fae finally show up, and Bryn realizes she can’t handle this on her own. Thankfully, three friends offer to help: Gwen, a kindhearted water witch; Dom, a new foster kid pulled into her world; and Jasika, a schoolmate with her own grudge against the Fae.
But trust is hard-won, and what little Bryn has gained is put to the test when she uncovers a book of Fae magic that belonged to her mother. With the Fae threat mounting every day, Bryn must choose between faith in her friends and power from a magic that could threaten her very humanity.
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Ironspark was a great novel. I really enjoyed the worldbuilding here. I found the fae lore here to be really intriguing. I found myself having trouble setting this one down.
I enjoyed the romance. I think it was really well done, and I was happy to read LGBTQ+ relationships.
I think the characters were believable. I found that while the fantasy plot elements were entertaining, this was a character driven novel. Very well written.
Overall, I enjoyed Ironspark. Give it a shot for sure.
*I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
I am a storyteller at heart, and my poor mother was grateful when I started writing. It gave her ears a break. I write primarily science fiction and fantasy intended for the young adult and middle grade audience. Presently, I live in Texas with my two cats.
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