All Is Faerie in Love and War by Isla Frost
Series: Fangs and Feathers #2
Also in this series: Dragons Are a Girl’s Best Friend
Publication Date: November 12, 2021
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Purchased
Cliffhanger: View Spoiler » Yes (Continuing Story-Arc) « Hide Spoiler
Content Warning: View Spoiler » Mind Control, Murder, Death, Mind Rape « Hide Spoiler
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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If the devil is knocking at your door, don't open it.A simple enough rule to follow... or so you'd think.
When a criminal has magic too dangerous to merely lock up, we send them to a blackout prison.
Hell would've been a better destination for this guy.
As a lowly cop in the LVMPD's Rapid Response unit, I'm used to dealing with all kinds of dumpster-fire scenarios. From drunk salamanders on a building-melting bender and angry manticore landlords threatening to eat tenants' gallbladders in lieu of payment, to human summoners calling up monsters from the deep to impress their girlfriends—to name a few.
But learning about the magic I shouldn't have while facing off against a psychopath who's worked me into his infernal plans for worldwide torment? That's decidedly outside my wheelhouse.
Oh, and my one and only fae friend is acting really strange.
I have to stop this devil from bringing hell to earth.
But I'm petrified I'm going to help him pull it off instead.
Warning: This urban fantasy series contains danger, mayhem, humor, and heart, with characters you'll fall for—including a vampire with an unbeating heart of gold, a book-hoarding dragon who eats criminals for breakfast, a mysterious faerie who's as hot as the desert he slunk out of, and a human heroine who'll fight to save them all.
Fans of Kim Harrison, Annette Marie, Ilona Andrews, K.F. Breene, Hailey Edwards, or Patricia Briggs, dive into this thrilling new world for a feel-good, action-packed adventure with a dash of slow burn romance.
All is Faerie in Love and War is the second book in Isla Frost’s Fangs and Feathers series. I got the ebook from Kindle Unlimited and purchased the audio add-on so I could read and listen. These books are well written, but I did not the plot of this book. I almost DNF’d it several times. I pushed through because I was curious to see how things would end.
Lyra is a cop with the Las Vegas Magical Police Department. She’s just come back from a two week suspension and she finds out an escaped psychopathic criminal with mind control magic is targeting her. She sends her family away and tries to get back to her life, until the worst happens.
The issue I had with this book comes down to the mind control. View Spoiler »The villain was able to get control of the MCs mind and force her to do unspeakable things. I understand she was under a compulsion to carry out these acts and not speak about them, but I really struggled with how little of her internal dialogue was dedicated to the horror she had to have been feeling. The way the book was written didn’t make Lyra’s situation very sympathetic until near the end of the book. The emotions she felt then were hard to read because they were so raw, but prior to that it was almost business as usual, which was awful considering the horrible things she was forced to do.
Again, I know she was under compulsion, but it just didn’t work for me. « Hide Spoiler
I am curious enough about what happens in the future to try the next book, but I hope the theme is different.
Rating: 2 out of 5