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Prince of Air and Darkness (The Darkest Court, #1) (edició 2019)

de M.A. Grant

Sèrie: The Darkest Court (1)

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Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control. Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope. The only human student at Mather's School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance--and will do anything to get it. They don't realize he can't levitate a feather, much less defend the Faerie Realm as it slips into civil war. Unseelie Prince Roark Lyne, Phineas's roommate--and self-proclaimed arch nemesis--is beautiful and brave and a pain in the ass. Phineas can't begin to sort through their six years of sexual tension masquerading as mutual dislike. But Roark is also the only one able to help Finn tame his magick. Trusting Roark's mysterious motives may be foolish; not accepting his temporary protection would be deadly. Caught in the middle of the impending war, Phineas and Roark forge a dangerous alliance. And as the walls between them crumble, Phineas realizes that Roark isn't the monster he'd imagined. But their growing intimacy threatens to expose a secret that could either turn the tide of the war...or destroy them both.… (més)
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Títol:Prince of Air and Darkness (The Darkest Court, #1)
Autors:M.A. Grant
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Probably not quite four stars but I did enjoy this. The first couple of chapters I was very confused. This is a book where there's never really explanation of the world or what powers people have. Rather it just lets you figure it out as you go. Once I got through the beginning I began to really enjoy this story.

I thought the relationship between Finn and Roark was really good. Even though we don't see their whole backstory together, you can tell they have a strong connection. I liked how complex their dynamic was. Finn has a very bad past with Roark's mom but Roark still has a strong connection to his mother. This made for a very interesting relationship progression and it made Finn's assumptions about Roark's action more understandable rather than it just being annoying miscommunication. There was some relationship stuff that was more tied into the plot that felt a little undeveloped, but mostly I liked it.

As far as the plot went, I found it mostly interesting but a bit underdeveloped and weirdly paced in parts. Because this book never really has specific exposition where the world is fully explained, there were parts that I still didn't feel like I completely understood by the end but this didn't really impact my overall enjoyment. I do feel like I missed some things at the end because some things really confused me Roark doesn't want to become a Knight in the Unseelie court because it will burn him and his memories away until there's nothing left AND he steals Finn's memories of Finn being offered that position after being tortured by Roark's mom so Finn doesn't become the Knight. However, at the end Finn DID become the Knight and there was no discussion of what the effect of that would be. I feel like I must have missed something because this was super confusing to me. Also, the memory spell breaks when Roark and Finn fall in love but they never sit down and have a conversation about why Roark took the memories and I wanted that conversation but again, once I began to understand what was happening, I enjoyed it.

The next book is about Sebastian, one of Finn's friends. I'm definitely intrigued by this world and I may read the next book but it's probably not going to be a priority but I did like this first book and it is a good introduction to the series and this world. ( )
  AKBouterse | Oct 14, 2021 |
3* for the world-building. I found it lacking. How do the Fae look like? Do they have pointy ears. I know from TV shows and other books that's how they should look like, but here? Other than the creatures who attacked Finn, there was only one guy mentioned who has hooves for feet. But that's it. What about the others?
Also, do humans know that this magical world exist? Finn's parents do. But how did they discover Finn has powers, how did they know to call it the ley line, how did they learn about the academy for magical beings? And for the love of god, whyyy do magical creatures need a frigging masters degree? What the hell are they using it for???? (They learning magical stuff, not human stuff.)

3.5* for relationship development. They started out despising each other, which was only a charade of course. So it was a slow burn before they fell into each other's arms. All that, was awesome. But after that, I thought, for all Roark was protesting at the beginning, he accepted and gave in too easily. Same with the ending of the story. He fought so hard and gave up so much to protect Finn. And then he just gave up and accepted things. it was too easily wrapped up.

3* for the writing, which probably should be more, because there is nothing particularly wrong with it. But from the very beginning I didn't like the style. I was pulled into the story however, so I didn't even consider stopping.

4 stars for Roark. Because I'm a sucker for his type. He's silently suffering, but outward he's as cool as a cucumber, acts annoyed and exasperated, But he's so humble and protective. A true hero, with a romantic heart.

I was also fascinated with Roark's relationship with his mother. The Queen and the prince. They are alike in many ways, but so different in others. They almost killed each other one time, but there is still love and affection there, though they sure as hell not showing it.

As for the story as a whole: Sometimes I rolled my eyes so hard, because a few developments were cliché, or just a little dumb, which could be thanks to Finn. Other times I was thrilled for the action. Some things were wrapped up pretty quickly others were not at all, but since it's a series, I can overlook that.

Overall 3.5 stars for the first half, 2,5 for the other half. This really could have been so much better.
Steam level: 2. (it's almost fade to black, but not quite)

Even though I'm disappointed, I'm gonna continue with the series. I'm not sure why the next book is about Sebastian, who is a secondary character here. And why not Sláine, the brother who chose the dark path (kinda). Granted he got less then 5 minutes in this book, but it would make more sense. Anyway. But book 3. OMG. THE WILD HUNT. I KNEW IT!!!. I f*** love the wild hunt. :D ( )
  Gabi90 | Apr 18, 2021 |
I can’t get into this book. Not even after serious struggle that landed me at 46%. I don’t know if it’s the writing, the stiff predictable characters, complete absence of the world building ...or maybe a little bit of everything, including Present Tense and first person POV. Extremely unsafe “safe” grounds added to the aggravation.

For me this is a cross between Hogwarts, which I got over long time ago, and [b:The Student Prince|17277854|The Student Prince (The Student Prince, #1)|FayJay|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1400436772l/17277854._SY75_.jpg|16833609], which I also DNFed, after suffering through 40% of non-plot.

And then of course, you have to be into the scene: college, students and all that. Maybe it’s me and not the book. ( )
  Mrella | Mar 8, 2021 |
This is a fantasy, set mostly with Unseelie Fae, so not completely unfamiliar, but while in a lot of stories the unseelies are the villains, in this they are shown differently. They are fighting for survival against the betrayal of the Seelie court.

M.A. Grant spins a tale filled with magic, mystery and fantastic characters. You can't help but at first wonder about the motivation of the Prince and what he's up to. You can't but fall in love with Phineas who tries so hard to master something that no human has ever mastered. Their story weaves together to form a beautiful web that snares you and draws you in.

I honestly can't wait to read the next one of this series! ( )
  ShazOV | Feb 10, 2021 |
Holy cannoli... Magic + Sexytime (explicit at times) = a steamy, unputdownable read. I must admit, I tried to read this book twice before and I wasn't impressed in the least. This, the third and final try, was my last ditch effort and thankfully my tenacity paid off. I really enjoyed it this time around. Maybe my headspace was all wrong in previous attempts or maybe I was another person mere months ago, whatever have you, today I am thrilled to give this book a glowing review. It went from a vitriol-lite review to fanatical praise.

The writing was succinct and straightforward yet not curt or lacking. The world building was excellent as was the case with the character development. There was a satisfyingly torturous slow burn m/m romance. The relationship grew into a really sweet codependency and ultimately a solidly, labeled entity. There was of course a Fae presence though it did not take up the entirety of the plot like many Fae stories do. It was primarily about these two Male MCs and their juxtapositions with one another and their world as a whole.

Overall:
This book is solid on all fronts. I am wholly invested in these Characters and this World and can not wait to read book #2!

~ Enjoy

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

***I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *** ( )
  BethYacoub | Sep 25, 2019 |
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Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control. Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope. The only human student at Mather's School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance--and will do anything to get it. They don't realize he can't levitate a feather, much less defend the Faerie Realm as it slips into civil war. Unseelie Prince Roark Lyne, Phineas's roommate--and self-proclaimed arch nemesis--is beautiful and brave and a pain in the ass. Phineas can't begin to sort through their six years of sexual tension masquerading as mutual dislike. But Roark is also the only one able to help Finn tame his magick. Trusting Roark's mysterious motives may be foolish; not accepting his temporary protection would be deadly. Caught in the middle of the impending war, Phineas and Roark forge a dangerous alliance. And as the walls between them crumble, Phineas realizes that Roark isn't the monster he'd imagined. But their growing intimacy threatens to expose a secret that could either turn the tide of the war...or destroy them both.

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