ARC Review: Shifters and Glyphs by Christina Bauer

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 Shifters and Glyphs by Christina Bauer
     (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2)
   Published : 16 / 10 / 2018 
       by MonsterHouse Books

   Genre : 
      Young Adult Fiction || Fantasy ||
      Romance || Fairy-Tale re-telling

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Bryar Rose has always known her fairy-tale template, Sleeping Beauty, which was more than true, with her three fairy aunts and her father-figure dragon shifter. Now, she can’t wait to start Westlake Prep School, with her shifter mate and boyfriend, Knox. But as the autumn equinox grows near, everyone’s magic starts to go haywire, and Bry are Knox are faced with a terrible choice. Being near Bry is killing Knox. And Bry may just be the most powerful person in history. With shadow creatures out for her power and Knox growing worse, Bry must make a huge decision. Before she gets everyone she loves killed.

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 

Wow! Why has this book not taken off! Honestly? Anyone? Oh, okay. I really enjoyed this indie novel, and am so excited to read it as I have been waiting since the first one came out, which I had gotten as a birthday present. The characters have developed even more! This is absolutely amazing since it has been said Elle and Alec are gonna get a book based around them next! Yay! Yas to all of my babies! I love how Bryar’s powers are explained and her past has been revealed! This novel had me gripping my seat in fear and excitement at pretty much every turn!

I enjoyed immensely how the plot was (obviously) centred around Bryar Rose and Knox finding the fountain together (or not), but the book wasn’t only on them, it was left open to explore further pathways and subplots. In some areas, I thought that the characters were slightly dull but that was fixed whenever they did something huge. I do have one little niggle about Reggie as he was supposed to be protecting Bryar Rose from the fountain, but he only showed up with his pinstripe suit and fedora at the last second! How rude! But, it worked extremely well as the characters had room to expand and not fade with Reggie being in the front of the story.  

I recommend this to all readers of fantasy and readers of Cassandra Clare novels. They will love the world in which Shifters and Glyphs are set and won’t be able to stop thinking about what their fairy-tale template may be. I know I couldn’t! I have already begged my ShadowHunter enthusiast friends (the books, not the show) to read Wolves and Roses so they are prepared for the release!

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Post published 11 // 10 // 2018

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