Tuesday, September 26, 2023

New Release: Book Review: House of Ash and Shadow

Title -  House of Ash and Shadow 
Author - Leia Stone 
Genre -  Romantasy
Format - Arc eBook Review Copy
Published - September 26th 2023
Buy it on (Amazon
Add to your shelf (Goodreads)


“And what if I go dark?” I whimpered.

His face sobered. “Then I will jump into the shadows and pull you back to the Light.”

Seventeen-year-old Fallon Bane was born with a curse: A single touch from another person will always cause her excruciating pain. Thus, she has accepted that she will die without ever being kissed, without even hugging her own father.

But when her beloved father falls ill, she breaks into the magical Gilded City to find a healer fae who can save him. When handsome healer Ariyon Madden agrees to help, everything she knows about herself and her curse changes. Because during her father’s healing, Ariyon reaches out and touches her bare skin. She waits for the agony...but it never comes.

For the first time in her life, she imagines a new future for herself. However, that fantasy is short-lived, because not only does Ariyon flee from her in disgust when he learns of her curse, he also reveals her existence to powerful fae who want to hurt her.

Fallon is then swept away to a magical academy, where she learns the terrifying truth about her family history and her dark magic. Her life and the future of fae everywhere hang in the balance, and all the while Fallon is dreaming of being touched by Ariyon Madden one more time before she dies....

From USA Today bestselling author Leia Stone, House of Ash and Shadow is the first book in the addictive Gilded City series, about a girl who must battle curses, dark powers, and her own heart. This world of dazzling fae magic and romantic pining is perfect for fans of Wednesday and Holly Black.


I received House of Ash and Shadow from the author in as part of the tour hosted by Book Of Matches Media. 

Fallon was born with a magical curse that if anyone touches her she has excruciating pain that's debilitating. When her father comes down with a sudden sickness it's up to Fallon to venture into the Gilded City to get a healer to help save his life. Little did she know that stepping into the city would change her life forever. Thrust into the world of magical Fallon finds friends, love, and darkness is looming. 

I love Fallon she's an amazing character who struggles with her own unique weakness but doesn't let it define her. She's grown so much through the book as a character I found myself cheering her on through the whole book. I love the Princes they both are unique but both have unique connections with Fallon that just work so well. I loved Eden she was such a great best friend for Fallon just what they both needed. 

I ended up devouring the book in just one afternoon I couldn't put it down and had to know what was going to happen next. The characters are easy to connect with I just loved Fallon so much she's just a great character. The author has done a lovely job creating a beautiful story I loved every minute of Fallons adventure. I loved House of Ash and Shadows it's a perfect start to an exciting new series. 

This isn't my first book by the author she's on my auto-buy list I love all her books that I've read so far. She's a very talented story teller who has a way of creating stories that capture the heart as well as the imagination and House of Ash and Shadow is no exception. Leia Stone is one of my all time favorite authors she knows how to draw you in and keep you wanting more. She also included a oatmeal cookie recipe in the book that we had to make yesterday they are amazing highly recommend trying them too. 

No comments:

Post a Comment