Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer


Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

“Should” being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that--if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

4 out of 5 stars

Wolves and Roses is a great beginning to a wonderful series! I had so much fun. Prepare for werewolves, fairies, and wizards.

Bryar Rose is a special girl. Her life follows a sleeping beauty template. To stay awake, she has to use a special inhaler provided by her fairy godmothers. She is also betrothed to marry an arrogant man on her 18th birthday.

Of course she wants to break her sleepy curse, but she doesn't want to marry Prince Philpot. As her birthday approaches, strange dreams and occurrences happen all around her.

Although there weren't many elements from classic fairy tales involved, I really enjoyed the action, romance, and fantasy. It has little bits of everything, and I can't wait for book 2. I highly recommend this for young adults that love crazy adventures!