Shadow and Crystal Thorns

· Fae and Crystal Thorns Book 2 · Marten Press
9 reviews

About this ebook

Magical meets deadly in this YA fae fantasy where mortals and fae battle viciously for the same land. Shadow & Crystal Thorns is the 2nd book in the Fae and Crystal Thorns series by Kay L. Moody. Be sure to start with book 1, Flame & Crystal Thorns.

War would be easier if she could tell who was right and who was wrong.

Chloe remains in Faerie, but she's only supposed to stay long enough to defeat the bloodthirsty mortals who are trying to claim the land for themselves. But now she's not so sure she wants to return to the mortal realm, especially when the devastatingly handsome fae, Quintus, keeps asking her to stay.

Even worse, defeating the mortals becomes more difficult by the day while their numbers continuously grow. She also learns exactly why they want the land. As a mortal herself, it's hard to disagree with them. But they can't take Faerie unless they steal it from the fae.

Alliances blur when Chloe realizes both sides deserve what they seek. But only one of them can win.

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9 reviews
Sara Lawson
October 18, 2022
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a book written by Kay L. Moody will instantly become one of my new favorites. Shadow and Crystal Thorns is the latest evidence of this truth. First off, there's a dragon. An incredibly awesome dragon. A completely terrifying dragon. Although, as Chloe will be the first to admit, she's afraid of a lot of things. But to be fair, as much as I love dragons, I would probably still be completely scared out of my mind to be close to one even if it does have an enchanted bridle. Second, as I've said before, Chloe is all kinds of wonderful. She's also a complete mess. Hiding the severity of her injury from her sister. Trying to convince herself and Quintus that she can't be with him even though it's quite obvious to everyone else that they can't stay apart for long. Ashamed that she is unable to do anything without help, while being the only person to provide real solutions to the problems that they face. That is actually the beauty of this book.
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Karma Clarence June
October 19, 2022
Another beautifully written tale of humans and fae. I found this book to cover more than the previous one, and it seemed longer. I am fine with that as I always hate to flip to the last page of Moody’s books. The female MC, Chloe, is known for her paralyzing fear and lack of courage when it matters the most. I loved seeing her character growth through this book, and really loved her emotional support animal.
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Tanya Wheeler
October 20, 2022
A battle between the fae and the humans is hard fought for the same land. Neither wants to share it. Can peace happen? What about a treaty? CAn they share? See who will win
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About the author

Kay L. Moody is the YA fantasy author of COURT OF BITTER THORN and THE ELEMENTS OF THE CROWN. Her books feature rich world building, slow burn romance, mythical creatures, and twisty plots.

As a lover of strong female characters, books, and the color pink, she enjoys diving into magical worlds where characters can overcome even their darkest struggles. She lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. Connect with Kay directly when you follow her on social media @kaylmoody

Visit her website to learn more.

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