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Marvels and Misfits

(Trixie Towers #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,295 ratings  ·  171 reviews
Death this way comes to souls who break Fae law. So it is written. So carved in blood. Mighty are the Fae who watch us all.

I’m screwed. Royally screwed. Of all the ways to mess up, I picked a real gem this time—of the hot shifter sort. Especially because I’m the crowned elven princess.

A forbidden soul mating with the cruel King Athon was not why I attended the royal
Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published June 27th 2019
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Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Marvels and Misfits was beyond captivating and gripping. I was sucked into this beautiful world filled with badassery, forbidden touches and a quest to save the realm. The heroes are complete a**holes and the heroines hate that they crave them. I see the name Scarlett Dawn and I’m instantly drawn.


Trixie Towers is the Elven Princess. She is the only living heir of King Traevon and has been kept in seclusion throughout her 30 years of life but now the the realm may be in danger, she is introduced
Laura Thalassa
Mar 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
I don’t care what it’s about. Scarlett Dawn wrote it. GIMME GIMME!
Stacey is Sassy
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Marvels and Misfits was very entertaining...

****4.5 Stars****

Oh my lordy, Marvels and Misfits was so Fairy good. Laura Thalassa recommended this one in her newsletter, saying, “This woman writes steamy paranormal novels like no other”, which instantly had me scrambling to check it out. Thank you, Ms Thalassa, I will definitely be adding Scarlett Dawn’s backlist to my Want To Read shelf.

I’ve been a fan of paranormal romance for years and this one checked all my boxes. We are introduced to
Oops, it was an accident and POOF, Trixie Towers, heir to the Fae Kingdom is mated to the overbearing, knuckle-dragging King Athon, alpha shifter. And as they say, the rest is history or perhaps the future could be the end of history, if a chosen group of rulers fail on a quest that could bring their world to an end.

Scarlett Dawn is back and MARVELS & MISFITS is just the start of another series that promises to roll over readers like a tsunami of action, attitude and dazzlingly entertaining
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, kindle, own, fantasy
Marvels and Misfits is sure to be the start of another binge worthy series by the Queen of Snark, Scarlett Dawn.

Trixie, a royal princess, finds herself soul mated to the King of the shifters, Athon. All the royals are sent on a quest by the Fae to save the realm from giants, meaning she is going to have a lot of up close and personal time with not only her new mate, King Athon of the shifters, but all the royals from the different factions, who could have her executed for mating to the
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Okay read

- It was weird reading about how ugly Trix and Athon found each other because they were not the same uh "breed"? One was an elf and the other a shifter, in my mind there weren't that many differences. Except for the ears, the coloring and the size they were totally human, appearance-wise, so I really didn't get the digs.

- The hate was really, really strong in this one. They basically loathed each other. There was no romance or
Lyndi W.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Quite possibly the most disturbing sex scene I've ever read in my life. That might be the worst thing I've ever read outside of a straight up horror story.

Right up front there's a truly nauseating soulmate "mating urge" where the H calls the h disgustingly ugly and grotesque as they fuck. Like, they haaate each other and are vocal about it. Oh, and then he tries to rip her pelvis open with his claws to free his ginormous shifter cock because he doesn't want to cum in this horrendous excuse of a
This was bad. The heroine was annoying the dialogue was like a bunch of school kids. The whole plot. It was bad.
Trixie has spent most of her life in seclusion - she’s the beloved daughter of the elven king and his only heir. When she comes of age, she goes to the meeting of all the royalty to be groomed as her fathers heir.

Here’s a quick guide to the royalty over the different kingdoms -
King Traevon - elves
Queen Alora - mermaids
King Elon - gorgons
Queen Mikko - casters
King Alton - shifters

What she didn’t expect is to be soul bounded with her kingdom’s enemy King Alton. Especially since being soul mates
taveena kade
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
To be completely honest, I wasn’t really interested in this book at first. The only reason I even got it is because I have loved a lot of Dawn’s previous works and I am so glad that I did. Although there is a slight resemblance to her Forever Evermore series, the two are vastly different and I found myself really devouring the book. My only complaint is that I wish it was a little longer - although it was a perfectly acceptable length I just felt like I might’ve benefited from another chapter or ...more
2.5 stars
The H & h honestly have a STRONG dislike of each other. H was an asshole & treated the h poorly. Let me be clear this is not a love hate relationship. This was a hate hate relationship, romance was nonexistent & a death sentence hangs over their heads. They have no inclination to make things work. This was an adventure story. Not much character depth or growth & the story would’ve benefited from it. As it is the author seemed to put much of her effort into the world
Chelsea Rinn
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Three things first:

1. I finished reading this book last night (well, actually, at 3 o'clock this morning) and I started reading it yesterday afternoon.

2. For the last half hour I've been trying to find a similar book to read because

3. I'm honestly considering re-reading this again, like right now.

Let me preface this next sentence by saying that I love all of Scarlett's books, but for whatever reason this book has instantly become one of my favorites. I loved it. I devoured it. I laughed SO
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh boy.. where do I start. Okay so I struggled with this one at first, it didn’t immediately grab me… but I was still intrigued and wanted/hoped I’d reach a point where it would hook me and I couldn’t stop. I almost stopped and left it twice but at about 60% I got hooked and couldn’t get enough! it turned into what I love and look for when reading. It's laugh out loud funny I loved it and couldn’t get enough. Annoying though that I started to like it around 60% because that didn’t leave enough ...more
♡dreamy book lover♡
Jul 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I'm sorry but I just couldn't finish Marvels and Misfits, it's just so needlessly verbose and as a result, very, very clumsily written.

I kid you not, the narration is absolutely awful like something a 10 year old who has just learned to use their "big words" would write:

The three workers merely stared, nothing emitting from their throats. emerald eyes slamming to my father's profile

My mother's golden, expressive eyes, a gaze full of fear for me, fell onto my person.

My heart-shaped
Heather Gilbert

This is my first foray into a world created by Scarlett Dawn, but it will be far from my last. This fantasy adventure was simply fantastic! Fast paced, witty and full of life, I laughed even as I cheered... and cringed... for Trixie. She is wonderful, King Anton is annoyingly captivating and the relationships she had with the other royals is hysterical and a bucket full of snark fueled political drama. And the way she interacts with her father? Beyond perfect.

- Funny, Funny, Funny!!
Mia LeNae
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shit with pride!

I love the fact that these soulmates didn't have insta-love. Or any love... none! A phucking sneeze!!! Lmao. And they have to live with it. None of that say one thing but thinking something entirely opposite of what just came out of their mouths. I wonder how that will be explained. And since there are 6 artifacts will there be 6 books?? Love you Ms. Dawn, keep being amazing.
Jul 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, romance, fae
Marvels and Misfits is so very bad. The writing is horrible and the characters are even worse.
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ARC received from author for an honest review

I have strayed away from PRN kinds of books for a while now, however I have liked the earlier series I have read by Ms Dawn, so it was great to come back to the fold with the start of the Trixie Towers series.

Now, I will say that it took me a while to get my head around who everyone is in this one, however that is to be expected when the set up for an entire series is contained in the first book.

We have elves, shifters, merfolk and all manner or
Are you ready to meet Trixie? Well, if you're not...get ready! Trixie...elven princess...sent away after the brutal death of her grandmother. Her father wants her to live her next few years away from responsibility before it's time for her to take it on. Well...she essentially drinks away those years with her father's top assassin (he was being punished lol) and now she's called home. Well! Let the fun and games begin! Earthquakes, the Urge, and of course the joys of royalty and court. Buckle ...more
I received an eARC of this book from the author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Marvels and Misfits
by Scarlett Dawn is the first in a brand-new series about a foul-mouthed Elven princess and her race to save the kingdoms. Y’all I was hooked from the first word to the last, managing to read this in one sitting. All I can say is it is perfection!

Trixie Towers is the daughter and heir of the Elven king. She’s high-spirited, cunning, and lethal. She wants
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Well, I didn't particularly like the H or the h so it was hard to get invested
Sometimes the writing was stilted & formal - especially between father/daughter and then it would switch to informal and flow more naturally, this kept taking me out of the story, it was really annoying.
Not sure but I might read the 2nd book, the world is worth a second chance even if the main protagonists are not
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesomely different

The characters are diverse and well flushed out. Love the attitude of the characters. There are some differences in this book I didn’t expect that are great! No spoilers. Can’t wait for next book!
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arc was given to me by the author.
^^ This in no way influence my review!

This book is Scarlet Dawn must read. If you loved the Forever Evermore Series you'll love this.
This book gives you an entire new view into the Supernatural World with Elves,Shifters and the High Fae and many more!!!
I found myself saying "What the Fae Fuck" so many times. It's absolutely riveting.
The book will give you a soon to be queen, forbidden soul mates and OF COURSE adventures and tests.
As a long time fan of
Novel Grounds
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Scarlett did it again! She gave me a book that I intended to read nice and slowly and I did the exact opposite. I read it in entirely one sitting and then sat there wallowing because it was over and I had to wait for the next one.

Guys. But really, Scarlett did it again. I swear I haven't laughed this much in a long time. I absolutely needed the laughs and the adventure and the love story. I swear there is one point in this book that I can't give details with it being a spoiler but I laughed so
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trixie is exactly the wise cracking, kick ass princess, that is also intelligent and knowledgeable that you expect from a Scarlett Dawn novel. After being sent away for 12 years, by her father that feel a lot like an exile even though he claims its for her own good, Trixie returns to her kingdom and immediately is thrown into the deep end. Apparently giants are waking up and will crush everyone who lives in their realm unless the five rulers plus Trixie complete quests to retrieve artifacts. If ...more
Jennifer Treviño
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such an adventure!
Fae, elves, shifters, merfolk, casters, & more! Talk about fates divine & destiny’s cruel pranks!
A whole new world devoured too quickly as I flipped through pages until there were no more. Comedy, drama, & action galore with some very unexpected happenings leaving so many questions. I am going to need more ASAP before withdrawal sets in!
The characters, their journeys, this world!!! It is all so vivid & full of exploration & promise. From what we have
Kelly Stepp
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m on fire and can’t get enough! I loved the forced cooperation of kingdoms at odds and the fantastical, dark, imaginative world that Dawn created. Trixie is a sassy, trouble-finding, fierce ball of relatable fun that drives the story and provides great quote fodder. The chemistry and conflict between Trixie and Athon is palpable and will leave you hungering for more. Without divulging too much, this was a winning combo of entanglement, adventure, and steamy romance that left me with a book ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new series

Trixie is a true cross between snarky and bitchy, especially as she's an elf and she finds out her soulmate is a shifter! She's the heir to the elven kingdom and he's the king of the shifter kingdom. In their world it is forbidden for the people of different kingdoms to mate. It's punishable by death.

To add insult to injury, they don't even like each other! There are giants awakening, so now the royals of the five kingdoms must find six ancient relics that will control the giants. I
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular start to a new series!

Wow, this story sucked me in quite literally and I am speechless This series is paranormal for those of you who like this genre, this book is spectacular in the sense we have fae beings, shifters, mer-people and more in this new world created by Scarlett Trixie is the princess and heir to her particular Kingdom and these are the adventures of her and the rulers of the other Kingdoms, including her father

I can’t wait for the next story to come out as I want to
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New York Times bestselling author and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn, is the mastermind behind the Forever Evermore fantasy series, the Origin paranormal dystopian stories, the Vampire Crown paranormal romance thrillers, the Mark science fantasy saga, and the Lion Security contemporary romance series.

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“The merfolk swim quicker than thee, The shifters bite harder than thee, The gorgons stone better than thee, The casters spell quieter than thee, But, oh…but oh… The elves will swindle thy enemy! But, oh…And oh… The elves will burn thy enemy! And oh…Wee oh! The elves will decimate thy enemy! Yay oh!...Fae oh! We elves will drink thee under. We elves will drink thee under! Fae oh!...Fae oh! We elves will drink thee under!” 0 likes
“I lifted and stretched my back covertly. All I craved to do was lie down, spread my legs, and have a quick fuck. And that was the absolute last thing that I should do. Because no one else was going to be able to quench this urge but an illegal shifter king. Death this way comes… My thoughts were utter trash right now.” 0 likes
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