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All That Glows

(All That Glows #1)

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  1,821 ratings  ·  267 reviews
Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for th ...more
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Published February 11th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Even though I knew there were assassins on the loose, I’d let myself get caught up in Richard, in these ...feelings I can’t seem to shake. I ignored my duties, skipped protocol. Richard almost ended up dead for it.
You know how when you're 12 years old sometimes you have these silly daydreams you're secretly a stunningly beautiful fairy princess who meets a hot prince who's such a playboy and everyone thinks he's such an asshole but secretly he's really really smart and deep and meani
Actual rating is 1.5 stars, but





Discussion review with Mel is up on the blog right here! Lots of snark and awful metaphors and whatnot. Comments appreciated if you do read it! :)
Wendy Darling
2.5 stars This might've been better with a little tinkering. I don't dislike it as much as some of my friends seem to, but after the intriguing first few chapters, the story really does wander all over the place, with repetitive attacks on the Prince without much cohesion.

It's also annoying that a faery guardian that is hundreds of years old and can fight off attackers (except when the Prince saves her, of course) falls so easily in love. Especially for a guy who's kind of bland and uninteresti
1.5 stars

Probably no full review because this doesn't deserve my time.

But yeah, here's some problems I had with this book:
- Mary Sue protagonist
- Really awful metaphors. Think infinity worse than Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Insta-love
- Illogical things happening all over the place
- Romance everywhere. I swear, it's on every page
- Protagonist has a seriously bad obsession with vomiting and her bile
- Really random and irrelevant plot twist.
- Retarded nickname. Like what even.
- Love inter
Wendy Higgins
I beta-read this for Ryan and her writing is beautiful!!! We met because we share the same editor at HarperTeen. I loved her take on faeries, and this gorgeous cover fits the tone of the book perfectly!! :)

It's modern, not historical, and the characters/royalty are all fictional.
I always seem to be one of those people, and by one of those people I mean I always seem to hate something the mass population of this planet loves. Case in point:
** I’m not a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I love peanut butter, but can’t stand jelly.**
**For some reason, I always seem to be on the wrong ‘Team’ of ships. Team Jacob, Team Gale, Team Darkling… you get the idea.**
** I think Titanic is overrated and is one of the cheesiest, most cringe-worthy movies of all time. Furthermo
Kate Bond
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
1.5 stars

I’ll admit that I am partially to blame for what happened here. I read the premise, and I thought this would be a reverse Jane Eyre–or at the very least a reverse Twilight–with, you know, like a billion-year-old lady who falls in love with a teenage boy. I thought the power dynamics would be knocked on their tiny heads. I thought this bad-ass Fae warrior would have to make some tough choices about a humble soldier’s worthiness as a match for a prince. Basically I wanted She-Hector.

And t
Jillian -always aspiring-
Nov 15, 2011 marked it as maybe-reads
Shelves: titles-i-love
In which a partying prince falls in love a Kate Middletonesque fae, who has been protecting the British royal family for centuries, and who must make an impossible choice amidst a backdrop of a palace murder and paparazzi mayhem.


Since I feel as though I'm being punked by the placeholder book blurb, I'm just going to say that I love the idea of a fae guardian protecting a royal family, so...here's hoping the book will be good reading come 2013.
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-releases
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All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King.

1.5 Stars

You know when you have a huge pile of books and for once in your life, you’re actually ahead of your reading schedule? For me, this happens once every blue moon. So of course I was flipping my shit when I was ahead by two books! However, all that hard work went to shit once I started this novel. All that Glows is just so. Boring. It’s so boring that even my blogger friends who adore anything fey had a hard time caring about anything in this novel. There’s is just so much bad and so
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Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss, 2014

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Rate: 4 stars


The first time I saw Ryan Graudin's debut novel, I was drawn to it. Not only by the incredible synopsis, but by the beautiful cover.
The story is everything the cover and the synopsis promises: it
Pam Pho
Nov 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
I made it halfway through. The beginning three chapters were full of so much promise. Then it became page after page of redundancies and so many scenes that did nothing to advance the plot. I didn't care for "Embers" or her worries. I didn't care for Richard. Side characters were seen in instances only to give the MC information. Absolutely nothing happened. I'm not wasting another 250 pages on hundreds of more scenes that won't advance the plot for a BOOM BOOM BOOM cliffhanger this is a series ...more
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Magical, romantic, and lovely! All That Glows was absolutely brilliant. I loved this book so much! It was absolute perfection. Loved it!

I really loved the idea for this book. It was a mix of modern life and faerie magic and it was blended perfectly. It was set in the present but not bogged down by contemporary details, which allowed that magical feel of the book to remain at the focus. And the atmosphere that the author create was lovely. It had an air of magic and it brought me right into the w
An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.

All That Glows is probably my second ever fae novel that I have read. There's not a lot within this genre because I always assume they're like Tinkerbell and the fairy godmothers from Sleeping Beauty. This one didn't have that. We have a plethora of evil faes and good ones too.

Going into the story, I thought it was pretty standard, a body gu
Aug 27, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
The worst case of Mary Sue & Gary Stu I've come across in quite some time.
I didn't even reach the end of the second chapter, but I just couldn't go on with this kind of crap.

I'm sorry. I'm always so grateful to receive ARCs and I feel bad when I have to trash them. But there's no way for me to say something positive about this book.

Oh, wait. Yes. I like the font treatment on the cover.
Seeing Double in Neverland
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
For Full Review go to http://seeingdoubleinneverland.blogsp...

3.5 out 5 Stars

I felt that this was a good story, just not a great one.
Jana (Nikki)
Jul 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
This review can also be found at my blog, There were books involved...


This book promised me badass Faery guards, a bad-boy British prince, a battle against ancient evil, and a swoony romance. ...Well, I'm still waiting for that book, because this is most definitely not that book.

Let's break it down:

The Plot and Worldbuilding

The plot is mediocre, at best. Really, this book is a romance (and not a swoony one), that tries to add a little intrigue and tension by havi
Read the rest of my review at http://www.thereadingobsession.blogsp...

Thank you, Edelweiss, for giving me the opportunity of reading and review this book.

One Star

It's no secret I politely enjoy novels fairies in a non-obsessive way that does not freak everyone around me out. I blame the Fever series for this. But really, can you say no to this

And the books are even better than Jericho Barrons.
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
Aug 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Trying to get through this book was painful. Not only because I wanted to find things that I liked about it but also trying to find some sort of excitement in writing.

Story begins with Emrys being assigned to rejoin the Faery Guard and her assignment is Prince Richard – party animal who just graduated and needs some serious protection from soul feeders that are roaring London. But since advanced technology been growing, the Fae cannot stay within the city long enough without getting sick. With
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book. I really hope Ryan Graudin decides to set more books in this world.

Review to come closer to release date.
Ornella (Nyx)
Jun 29, 2013 marked it as never-finished
Shelves: arcs
DNF at 37%. This girl's uselessness at being a bodyguard is beyond ridiculous, and the romance? Forced and of the insta-love variety. ...more
MK ( MaKayla) ✨

All That Glows started out so well , but unfortunately the romance took over , and on top of that I found the plot and identity of the villian to be very predictable . I was really frustred with the romance it felt very physical based ( insta love ..lust ). I'm a bit of a romantic so I usually love those over the top sappy declaration of love scenes , but this just felt so contrived . It was off in a way I can't quite explain . I also didn't buy the fact that the prince who was a wild, partying
It turns out this was a great book. I really liked it. It was different from the typical faerie books. It had the right amount of romance, drama, and suspense. It was a really nice reading.
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-arc
I wanted to like All That Glows, I thought the concept could be interesting. I was intrigued by a fairy falling in love with a prince, it mix a couple of my favorite things together: falling in love and princes. Each is a complicated aspect on it's own but add in the fantasy aspect the possibilities are endless. Not that I am a huge fantasy, but the premise of All That Glows reminded me of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, so I decided to give a chance.

When I started reading, the first thing I noticed
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ALL THAT GLOWS is exactly what a thirteen year old Kate would look for in a book. We have a faerie heroine who falls in love with a British prince (beautiful girl – check! British accents – check!) and because she is his bodyguard, she gets to spend every minute of the day with him. Is this not what every teenage girl fantasizes about?

Unfortunately, Kate now was not so entranced. There isn’t anything terrible about ALL THAT GLOWS, it just tends toward
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
All That Glows is a fast paced, action packed fantasy with an endearing romance and an epic battle that can't be missed.

I just flat out enjoyed this story. I found it highly entertaining and even though it was somewhat predictable, I was completely intrigued by the world Graudin creates. Graudin's Fae world is dark with a carefully constructed back ground that was quite original while using the Faery names that are very familiar. Making the cast of characters you might think you know but giving
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Actual Rating: 4.5

Emrys is a fairy godmother. It isn’t one of those wish granting, magical wands fairy godmothers but more of a guardian. She’s been assigned to protect the prince and soon king Richard. Richard is a partying British royal bad boy. Since being irresponsible most of the time and drinking, the dark spirits wants him. Now Emrys is doing whatever she can to protect the future king. Even if she falls in love for him.

I love Ryan Graudin’s take on faeries and the world of it. It’s not
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Hmmm... I didn't get frustrated with this book, actually. After thinking things through, I bumped this one down. It was an okay story. A bit annoying but I held on and continued reading. The way it was written was so-so. I mean, all those lame metaphors. I think I just breezed past it. Didn't actually stick with me, not memorable. But I think a few readers will argue with me. Saying it's actually memorable because it's so lame. lol.

But I actuall
Danielle (Love at First Page)
This is actually quite funny. And sad. It's a sad sort of funny. I enjoyed All That Glows more than I expected to - the love interest is adorable! - but I peeked ahead in book 2 afterwards, and guess what? There seems to be some sort of love triangle or at least a half-hearted one introduced. I've never been so lazy with my detective skills, especially if I have the next book right in front of me. I mean, is that just not my luck, the ONE time I don't investigate properly? Fuuuuuck.

I'm not even
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Sadly this book has a pretty cover and that is about the only good thing I can say about it. Was looking forward to reading about the Fae but the plot was very predictable and characters one dimensional. The "love" story was lukewarm at best and I honestly couldn't see the attraction between these two characters. ...more
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Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina, with a severe case of wanderlust. When she’s not traveling, she’s busy writing and spending time with her husband and wolf dog. She is the author of Invictus, the Wolf By Wolf duology, The Walled City, and the All That Glows Series.

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