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Daughter of Light and Shadow Spoiler Free Review

Title: Daughter of Light and Shadows

Author: Anna McKerrow

Publisher: Bookouture

Release Date: 16 October 2018

Genre: Adult, Fantasy

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Faye Morgan – beautiful, independent and lonely – runs her family’s small shop of magical curiosities like her mother and grandmother before her. She longs for an escape, unaware of the dark power that flows through her veins…

When Faye casts a spell into the sea one cold morning, her call brings her to the attention of the wild and impulsive faerie king Finn Beatha. Finn pulls Faye into an intoxicating new world, both magical and treacherous… and as bewitching as Finn himself, who seems to command every part of her when he’s near.

As Faye’s passion for Finn grows, so does her fear that she might be there for some darker reason… and that she could be trapped in Faerie forever. Is there something in Faye’s past connecting her to this place, to Finn? And dare she find out more when every moment draws her further away from her old world?

*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

I was sold on this book as soon as I found out in was set in Scotland and about faeries (I’m from Scotland and love so it was meant to be) and I was not disappointed.

This novel follows Faye Morgan, who comes from a line of witches dating back to the 1600s, and runs a witchcraft shop with the help of Annie, an aspiring actress and Aisha, a university student. One day they decide to perform a spell from Faye’s grandmother’s Grimoire that will bring love to them. Not long after this two new men turn up one being Rav, who is planning a music festival in Faye’s village and Finn Bertha, who is a member of a Celtic band in the line up to play at the festival. However, Finn has a secret he is a Faerie King and Faye is quickly drawn under his spell.

I liked the characters, Faye is strong and independent and I liked reading from her POV. Rav and Finn were both interesting characters though I wish they had had a little more depth to them, and Annie was my favourite character in the book.

My favourite parts of this book were those that took place in the undersea faerie world. I loved watching Faye interact with the fey and I hope to learn more about the different types of few in the next books. I also liked that you get to see both the beauty and danger of Faerie.

Ever since I was young I felt drawn to witchcraft so I  really enjoyed learning more about it in this book.

Warning – this is an adult fantasy and contains sex scenes.

Overall, this was a great fey book full of witchy vibes that I really enjoyed and gave 4 out of 5 stars to.

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