Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1)

Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1)

They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Now Kate lives as an outcast, clinging to the fringes of society as a member of the Relay, the imperial courier service. Only those most skilled in riding and bow hunting ride for the Relay; and only the fastest survive, for when dark fall They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the hi...

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Title:Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1)
Author:Mindee Arnett
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B07BKB941Q
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Audible Audio

Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1) Reviews

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    May 23, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

  • Shelley
    May 05, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Nov 27, 2017

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....

    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Balzer + Bray for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Animal Death, Torture/Violence (on human characters) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I ended ...

    I want to say first that I am a huge huge fan of Mindee Arnett. Loved her Nightmare series as well as her Avalon/Polaris series, they were seriously on point. I was super excited about this fantasy, but I found myself feeling like it was just too long for what it was. I loved the horse...

  • Lisa
    Jan 24, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

  • Kath ☽ She Turns Pages
    Apr 07, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Apr 21, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Apr 22, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

  • mith
    Jan 05, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

  • Alyssa
    Apr 05, 2017

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

  • nät
    Jun 02, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    May 21, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

  • Katherine Moore
    Apr 12, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....

    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Balzer + Bray for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Animal Death, Torture/Violence (on human characters) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I ended ...

    I want to say first that I am a huge huge fan of Mindee Arnett. Loved her Nightmare series as well as her Avalon/Polaris series, they were seriously on point. I was super excited about this fantasy, but I found myself feeling like it was just too long for what it was. I loved the horse...

    3.75 estrelas, na verdade. Onyx & Ivory um livro com MUITO potencial. Todo universo criado pela autora, apesar de um cenrio meio comum em fantasia YA (reinos, magia, batalha por poder, entre outros), tem elementos muito interessantes que diferenciam todo o universo criado p...

    Onyx & Ivory was a fast read full of forbidden magic, friendship, and high-stakes action. In some ways, it reminded me of Tamora Pierce's books. Considering she's one of my favorite authors, that's a pretty big mark in this book's favor. There were spots that could have been a bit ...

    Before I fully launch into my review (which I've saved up for release day), I have to first say how totally excited I am that this book is going to finally going out into the world. I got to be on the ?Street Team?, one of the 'Relay Riders', for 'Onyx and Ivory', which meant I hel...

  • Aila
    Jan 09, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Oct 27, 2017

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Feb 14, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

  • Candace Robinson
    Jan 19, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    May 15, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    Jun 11, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Jun 17, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    May 17, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....

    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Balzer + Bray for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Animal Death, Torture/Violence (on human characters) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I ended ...

  • Elizabeth Sagan
    Jun 10, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

  • The Library Ladies
    May 30, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    May 23, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....

    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Balzer + Bray for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Animal Death, Torture/Violence (on human characters) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I ended ...

    I want to say first that I am a huge huge fan of Mindee Arnett. Loved her Nightmare series as well as her Avalon/Polaris series, they were seriously on point. I was super excited about this fantasy, but I found myself feeling like it was just too long for what it was. I loved the horse...

    3.75 estrelas, na verdade. Onyx & Ivory um livro com MUITO potencial. Todo universo criado pela autora, apesar de um cenrio meio comum em fantasia YA (reinos, magia, batalha por poder, entre outros), tem elementos muito interessantes que diferenciam todo o universo criado p...

    Onyx & Ivory was a fast read full of forbidden magic, friendship, and high-stakes action. In some ways, it reminded me of Tamora Pierce's books. Considering she's one of my favorite authors, that's a pretty big mark in this book's favor. There were spots that could have been a bit ...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    May 12, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Feb 12, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

  • Jeanne
    May 30, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

  • Isadora Gusmão
    Jun 19, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....

    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Balzer + Bray for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Animal Death, Torture/Violence (on human characters) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I ended ...

    I want to say first that I am a huge huge fan of Mindee Arnett. Loved her Nightmare series as well as her Avalon/Polaris series, they were seriously on point. I was super excited about this fantasy, but I found myself feeling like it was just too long for what it was. I loved the horse...

    3.75 estrelas, na verdade. Onyx & Ivory um livro com MUITO potencial. Todo universo criado pela autora, apesar de um cenrio meio comum em fantasia YA (reinos, magia, batalha por poder, entre outros), tem elementos muito interessantes que diferenciam todo o universo criado p...

  • Kim
    Apr 22, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

  • Ashlyn (books&honeytea) SEMI HIATUS BE BACK MID JULY
    Jun 15, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....

    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Balzer + Bray for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Animal Death, Torture/Violence (on human characters) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I ended ...

    I want to say first that I am a huge huge fan of Mindee Arnett. Loved her Nightmare series as well as her Avalon/Polaris series, they were seriously on point. I was super excited about this fantasy, but I found myself feeling like it was just too long for what it was. I loved the horse...

    3.75 estrelas, na verdade. Onyx & Ivory um livro com MUITO potencial. Todo universo criado pela autora, apesar de um cenrio meio comum em fantasia YA (reinos, magia, batalha por poder, entre outros), tem elementos muito interessantes que diferenciam todo o universo criado p...

    Onyx & Ivory was a fast read full of forbidden magic, friendship, and high-stakes action. In some ways, it reminded me of Tamora Pierce's books. Considering she's one of my favorite authors, that's a pretty big mark in this book's favor. There were spots that could have been a bit ...

    Before I fully launch into my review (which I've saved up for release day), I have to first say how totally excited I am that this book is going to finally going out into the world. I got to be on the ?Street Team?, one of the 'Relay Riders', for 'Onyx and Ivory', which meant I hel...

    *2018 May FairyLoot book* ...

  • K8
    May 19, 2018

    Fairyloot May 2018! It's got sprayed edges! Yay! Click on link after picture for the unboxing. THE GOODIES ...

    I don?t know! I just didn?t find anything new here ... which is fine, because even books with cliches I can love. But I didn?t FEEL anything for these characters or the story in itself. The writing is great, but I guess I was expecting more from that cover! This is another book I...

    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review They call her Traitor Kate. It?s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Kate is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence...

    Overall this was a really solid first book in a series! It started off a little slow, but that's understandable, as there was a lot of world building to be done, scene setting, an introducing characters and whatnot. This book is written in a split perspective (3rd person) between t...

    So much yes! Loved this. ...

    ?betrayer of her prince, her kingdom, and her friends.? everyone should read this and then talk to me about it because ok wow can?t even talk without spoilers because all I want to do is talk about those said spoilers *bites nails nervously* told through Kate?s and ...

    3.5 Nice, enjoyable fantasy. I couldn't stand the main male character until the very end (because not even once has he thought about offering an apology!), but we're good now. Good character development. There were a few moments when I felt like the villain got his inspiration from ...

    ?Out here, darkness meant death.? I have two incredibly shallow reasons for picking up this book: I thought the cover was gorgeous- it?s a bit spooky but gilded at the same time- and I really love ampersands. Thankfully, Onyx & Ivory delivered beyond a pretty cover. We f...

    Every time the book had ?Traitor Kate? (especially when it was trying to be dramatic), all I could think of was ?Trader Joe?s.? Maybe I?m just hungry. The thing with the fantasy genre is that it?s hard to make a plot that has been written millions of times before uniq...

    ?Badass female? Who saves the Prince? And who doesn't need a prince to save her? I?m sold. ?I really hope to love this book. It seems promising. ?I'm very excited (like always when it comes to books). ...

    Wooooow. Arnett's best book yet, easily. Onyx & Ivory definitely deserves to be on your radar. ...

    This was really enjoyable! It?s a high-stakes fantasy with highly fleshed out characters, subversive elements like girls who save princes ??, dragons without wings who only come out at night, slow. burn. romance. and tons of satisfying twists and turns! I particularly recommend...

    A surprising 3.5 stars! Wow, I like this more than I initially thought I would! It isn?t so much the characters?the main two PoV Kate and Corwin have generally mild, forgettable personalities, and their romance not quite convincing, but I really enjoy the world building (fairly ...

    HOLY CRAP! I've read 125 books so far this year and this is definitely one of my favourites! so good! I am absolutely in love with the magic, politics and characters. The villain reveal COMPLETELY blindsided me! I adored the romance. ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Traitor Kate inherited the title from her father after he betrayed the high king? Now she rides for the Relay, fighting off the nightdrakes?deadly flightless dragons?when they come out to hunt. Kate has an edge, she is a wi...

    ? Video Review ? "The world changes, the wheel spins, and so we must change as well. That is what it means to lead - finding the wisdom to bring change when it's needed and to hold fast when it's not." Onyx & Ivory was an overall very enjoyable reading experience fo...

    ONYX AND IVORY starts strong. Her father's actions may have destroyed her easy future, but Kate is determined not to let that keep her down. While the initial premise is familiar (magic is outlawed and two brothers are pitted against each other for the throne), I found Kate and Corwin'...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Balzer & Bray for providing an eARC in exchange for and honest review. Release Date: 5/15/18 I loved the characters in Onyx & Ivory but there were a few issues I ran into which prevented this from being a perfect read for me. First, the plot was a ...

    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) This is another book that I requested primarily based on the beautiful cover art. Another win for the ?no models on covers? team! I was also intrigued by the dueling narratives, though I think I generally tend to be a reader who pr...

    I WANT. I HAZ A NEED. I've only read Avalon and Polaris but I LOVED them! ...

    3 stars I really wanted to love Onyx & Ivory, and on some levels I did. I think a big part of this lies in how this just isn't really my style. I've been trying to branch out to more traditional fantasy, but this part of the genre is not really for me. I have friends who l...

    Putting this down for now. The premise reads SO familiar. Plus I think the book description is very confusing, which already put me off before I opened the book. Will try again later. ...

    *Source* Edelweiss/Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Onyx and Ivory, by author Mindee Arnett, is the first installment in what is hopefully a new duology. 19-year old Kate Brighton is a member of the Relay Riders courier team. As a relay rider, Ka...

    I read most of Onyx and Ivory in a hospital. It's the sole reason I'm still alive to write this review. Between the stale oatmeal characters, the plodding plot, the wall after wall of bland text and the dry heterosexual nonsense, some vital part in the core of my being simply shut off....