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Blood and Promise

(Fae Rising #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  471 ratings  ·  140 reviews
In the land of fae, you're either the hunter or the hunted.

Ara, a high fae in the Court of Marsh, was trained since birth to kill. When it comes down to it, can she sever the tendrils of her morality and do it? After being taken prisoner by the sea queen, she manages an escape riddled with questions, only to arrive home to absolute heartbreak. Discovering everything she kn
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 4th 2021
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Luca Thank You, for gifting us with your vision!! (can't wait for the story to unfold)…moreThank You, for gifting us with your vision!! (can't wait for the story to unfold)(less)
Miranda Lyn There will be 3 books in the series. The first book releases on January 4. The second book releases on March 4 and the third book will be out before J…moreThere will be 3 books in the series. The first book releases on January 4. The second book releases on March 4 and the third book will be out before June, but no date on that one yet!(less)

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Lucie V.
Mar 24, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle-ebook
This book is free on Amazon (Canada) today (03/24/2021). 🙂
Darby Cupid
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve been searching for a tough, bad ass heroine who swears like a pirate and has quips for days - call off the search!

High fae, Ara, is one of the POV in this epic fantasy set in a world where the high fae are heartless and corrupt and the lesser fae are treated like trash.

As Ara’s reclusive life is flipped on its head, we follow her quest to find out why. Alongside her journey, we follow Temir, a sexy lesser-fae male with stag horns, who is kept by the king due to his power to heal peop
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If your thinking of reading this book, DO IT. My book hangover is still so bad after devouring this book. The world that Miranda Lyn created is filled with so much detail it’s hard to put it into words for a quick review, so I’ll do my best.

Two characters, two captivating storylines that will keep you going chapter to chapter to see what will happen with Ara and Temir. Both characters equally enthralling yet different from each other.

You follow Ara, who starts on a dangerous quest to find out
Beck Michaels
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"The sun will set on this day, wether you will it or not. It will rise tomorrow on a new day and you will once again start anew. The decisions you made in the past will not stop the sun or the moon or the stars from their dance across the sky. You must always move on, son. Hard as it may be." Miranda Lyn, Blood and Honor

That quote. My heart.

Without giving spoilers, this book took me by surprise. Just WOW. If you love fantasy and fae, then you need to read this book. This author knows how to writ
Whitney (Read.Ridinghhod)
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“The sun will set on this day, whether you will it or not. It will rise tomorrow on a new day and you will once again start anew. The decisions you made in the past will not stop the sun or the moon or the stars from their dance across the sky. You must always move on, son. Hard as it may be. Now, let that moment pass and come back to this one. There’s a beauty waiting for you.”

This book takes you to the Fae realm of Alewyn. Told from alternating perspectives, this adult fantasy book will take y
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a ride! This book was fantastic! It was everything I wanted in a Fae novel. Miranda creates a completely beautiful world with such detail you feel like you're right there with the characters. The story follows Ara (High Fae) and Temir (Lesser Fae), and their different points of view. You will fall in love with all the characters, their inner dialogue, and especially their witty banter. Be prepared to have all the feels in this book because you get them! I would dare say you might need ...more
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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So I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. So I had personally seen this book all over bookstagram one day. I LOVED the cover, and it really intrigued me!

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Tropes: Chosen Ones, Dual-POV (Not a trope but I thought you should know!) [There's also a cliff hangerrrrr]

Trigger Warnings: Language, Violence, Death, Sexual Harassmen
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start with this gem! From page one, I was whisked off into the land of Fae following the point of view of a lesser fae and a high fae.
This is Mirandas debut novel and what a debut it is! The author did a fantastic job with the magic system and world buiding.
It has been a while since I got really lost in a book and I enjoyed this story so much. Fast paced and well written, this book had it all. Action, romance, witty banter and fairytale legends. I loved the scheming and twists that t
Ivy Brooks
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has probably been one of the toughest reviews I have ever written purely because I loved this book so much that I have struggled to put my feelings into words. If you like Fae, Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, or a bad ass heroine, then this book is for you! Prepare yourself to be captivated by this amazing story as you won't want to pass this book up.

First off, I made the mistake of beginning this book right before going to bed as it usually takes a few chapters for me to get invested in a new
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best book I’ve read in 2020! When it comes to fae I’m hard to please, but I was utterly blown away. Miranda Lyn creates a world that is so unique and magical that you can’t help but find yourself falling in love with it.

Throughout the book you follow two characters and you get to see them endure trials, hardships, and many other adventures. Both of these characters are so uniquely designed and diverse individuals. They are unlike any characters I’ve read before.

In part of the book you follow A
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hooked me from the first sentence. I couldn’t put it down. Both main characters are brilliant but Ara is one of my favourite characters, ever. The sass levels are at an all time fabulous high. She reminds me of an ill tempered Buffy - replace wooden stakes with high Fae pointed ears, a butt load of weapons and a gloriously bad attitude.
Tem is the other main character and he is a scrumptious cinnamon roll. He’s got a hard life but always puts everyone else first and I adore him!! He is
Anber Naef
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is EVERYTHING I love and MORE in a book! I was captivated throughout the entire book, i finished it in two days! I loved the MCs inner dialogue, strength and confidence. The world building is fantastic and i really enjoyed watching the characters grow through out the story.
The book is full of humor, drama and action. I can’t wait for the authors next book to come out!
Niki (momstuckinabook) Langlois
LOVE. This was just the Fae book I needed to pull me out of my reading slump! I love the world, I love every single character and now I have a book hangover and cannot wait for book two! Definitely read this!!!
Stephanie Goodrich
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, where to start. This book gave me serious Throne of Glass vibes, while still being unique. Not only did the author do a great job with the world building, she also did a great job making me feel invested in the lives of the characters. I loved the dual perspectives. I really enjoyed following Ara on her journey, while getting to see the inner workings of the castle with Temir. I absolutely adored Ara and how sassy she was. She is such a strong female, who is so compassionate and ...more
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading Blood and Honor, I this going to be a cliche, same old same old Fae story?....but I was pleasantly surprised! Miranda had a fresh new take on the Fae world. The main character is refreshing, spunky and I love her attitude! The story was a little confusing at first, only because there are so many characters to learn, but once I caught on, I was enthralled and couldnt put the book down. Once it was over, I instantly wanted to know more and read the next. Cant w ...more
Michael Smidt
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a book! I was hooked in right away and got lost the adventure with Ara and Temir. The world and characters are so well crafted that I fell in love with them immediately. We get to view the world through two very different points of view, Ara a high fae, and Temir a lesser fae and it really helps to get you fully immersed. The author does an exceptional job of really giving us a wide range of emotions along the way as you will loathe the villains, cheer on the protagonists, and enjoy meeting ...more
Ashley Marie
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gonna be honest... When I first started reading it, I was on the fence. I love books about the Fae but for some reason it wasn't clicking with me. I tried it again a week later from where I left off and it got good. Fast. I really enjoyed this novel, if you can push through the first part you'll find a story full of badasses and adventure. Would definitely recommend. Cannot wait for book 2! ...more
Sarah Nolan
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book so everything I needed and more! I had such a book hangover after going through the Sarah J Mass series and this book hit the spot! The book is so beautifully detailed and the fairies are very reminiscent of Holly Black’s stories. The main character was a complete bad ass and takes no one’s crap, which I loved. 10/10! If you’re hesitant about reading DO IT DO IT DO IT!!
Abbey Schuetze
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
( I was provided an ARC for an honest review by the author.)

My guys. This effing book. Took off and did not stop until the very last page. I devoured this book in two sittings, I could not get enough. Ara is SUCH a kickass woman and we all know I love an independent dangerous queen! Also Temir deserves the damn world and I just want him to be happy. This story is totally character driven, which usually I have trouble getting into but HOO BOY I am a lot for words!!!!! All of our hero’s are amazi
Natasha Joubert
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This fast paced adventure is absolutely captivating and beautifully written! If you love a good action adventure with a badass heroine and some exciting romance on the side then you will enjoy the Fae Rising series. I absolutely cannot wait to read the second book!
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! The writing was detailed and flowed so nicely. Once I started this book, I could not put it down ♡ I loved that the story progressed and hopped into action and it kept my short attention span hooked into the adventure.
No spoilers from me, but when do we get the next book?!?!
Stephanie Stallins
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! I was worried about the back and forth when it started but the author managed it really well! On the edge of my seat waiting for the next book now!
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a much needed solid fae read. I didn't realize how oversaturated I was on SJM's fae world ( in reading and bookstagram). I was craving a new fae fantasy and this fit the bill.

Told in two POV's the story follows Ara ( high fae) and Temir ( lesser fae). Two people on the opposites sides of the social status who want the same fight back. Ara is on a quest to find out who she really is after finding out the hard way that her parents trained her from birth for a reason. A very bi
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reads
I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me just say this book took me by surprise! I was expecting something similar to ACOTAR but it was far from what I’d initially thought. It reads more like an adult fairytale than your average fae series and I find this so refreshing.

I fell in love with the lore and characters right off the bat. I absolutely adore the main characters Temir and Ara. It’s always hard for me to really like female leads in books s
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Do you like reading books about the Fae? You really need to check out this book! It gets you from the very beginning to where you are trying to focus on work but you can't because you need to know what happens next! I really couldn't put this book down.

You get to read from the perspective of 2 different characters and it is wonderful. You get two different sides, one high fae (Ara) and one lesser fae (Temir) and really get to experience the world fully because of it. I loved both characters and
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bra-support, own-read
Blood and Honor was just the fantasy I needed!

Ara is my favorite type of female main character - strong, smart, sassy, and real. She's a bad a** in all the ways I admire and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her.

Temir is an awesome male lead and I'm interested to see where his character goes in the series. My only gripe (in a good way) was that I was waiting for Temir and Ara to cross paths, so I'm hoping to see that in the future.

The romance from B&H is light in this book and there's a lot o
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyable first book in series, can't wait for the next book! ...more
Lauren Kelsen
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Blood and Honor is everything I ever wanted in a Fae Fantasy and more! We follow two unfolding story lines as the plot continues to thicken and unfold. Ara, a High Fae who is sassy, empathetic, and a an overall badass and Temir, a lesser Fae with magical powers and a pull to a higher purpose. There is snark, many laughs, tears and so many other emotions woven into this diverse Fae world with warring kingdoms. The world building and character development are so beautifully done. Buckle up and ent ...more
C. L.
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Miranda Lyn’s debut novel leaves you begging for more! A fae realm on the brink of war, a broken caste system riddled with oppression and terror, high fae and lesser fae must work together to save their world.

Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome!!
Without spoiling much, it’s told in 2 POV’s. Ara, who’s life pretty much gets turned inside out as she discovers secret after secret about herself & those around her, & Temir, who’s pretty much on this journey to find himself.
I love both characters! Ara is such a badass & very independent. She’s the shoot first ask questions later type. Temir, on the other hand is more gentle (at least right now) which I think suits him well because his growth in just the first book is alre
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Blood and Promise was the debut new adult, high fantasy, fae novel for Miranda Lyn. She grew up smack dab in the middle of the United States with nothing to do but dream up stories of fantastical creatures and powerful heroines. Now married with three children of her own, an idea sparked a buried passion within her to follow a dream and teach her children that anything is possible if you’re willin ...more

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