ARC Review – Queen of sea and stars

Title: Queen of sea and stars

Author: Anna McKerrow

Format: e-arc

Publisher: Bookouture

Page count: 302

Release day: April 5 2019

Genre: YA fantasy (romance)

Rating: 2 stars

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

As a child, Faye Morgan was always an outsider, shunned for the ancient and powerful magic that runs through her veins. 

Ever since she was a little girl, growing up in the village of Abercolme on the wild coast of Scotland, Faye Morgan’s life has been steeped in the old ways – witchcraft, herbal lore and a blood connection to the dangerous and unpredictable world of Faerie. 

But magic is both a gift and a burden, and Faye has more than paid the price of living between two worlds. Neither accepted by the villagers, nor welcome in the Faerie Kingdom of Murias after rebuffing the fickle and attractive Faerie warrior king, Finn Beatha, Faye runs from Abercolme, hoping to leave that life behind. 

However, even in the twisted, cobbled streets of London, Faye finds her blood bond with Faerie won’t be broken. A Faerie War of the Elements is brewing and, though she doesn’t yet know it, Faye is fated to play a terrible part. If she is to survive, she must learn to embrace her own dark power and face Finn Beatha once more… but in doing so Faye will discover secrets in her own past that never should have been disturbed. 

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My thoughts:

Please be aware that this book is really romance heavy! I did not expect this and was quite taken aback by all the romance and ‘sex’ scenes. I wouldn’t have minded the romance so much if it was not so uncomfortable. She is in a relationship with this human guy, but she keeps thinking about her sexy times with the fae king. Which felt really weird. And I didn’t really understand why she was staying with this guy, since there was no explanation at all about why she liked him?!

The summary gives you different expectations for this book then that you will actually get! You expect a lot of witch craft, a big faerie war and her saving the world. But it is not really like that at all. This book is more about her making some stupid choices and having to fix that. But those choices only affect her and some people around her. There is indeed some war building up in the faerie world, and her choices are supposed to influence that. But they don’t really talk that much about this war, and why there is even a war (it is shortly mentioned). And why they need Faye for this is still kinda a mystery for me.

I did really like the faerie realms and I would have loved to learn more about them. There is another book in this world, but I expect that one is also romance heavy, otherwise I would have read it t see if we learn more about these worlds.

I did like her friendship with Annie, would have liked to see more of that! The main reason for me giving this 2 stars instead of one is Annie, she is funny and smart. Also I did really liked the idea of the witches!

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4 Replies to “ARC Review – Queen of sea and stars”

  1. I was excited that this book was set in Scotland (a country I have more recently decided to explore more in books) but … this review has convinced me to perhaps look somewhere else. Great review, Evelyn!

    1. Thanks ☺️ hopefully you will find other great books:)

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