Book Review: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

Reviewed: November 28th 2021
Released: July 23rd, 2021
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

A heart is a dangerous thing to steal.

Brie would do anything before making a deal with the Fae; death is better than their vicious schemes. But when her sister is taken by the sadistic king of the Unseelie court, there is nothing Brie wouldn’t do to get her back-including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the rival Seelie court

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for the Seelie Prince, Ronan-a prince who’s not quite as wicked as she once thought. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. But as Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she finds herself struggling to resist his seductive charm.

Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty . . . and with her heart.

Helen’s thoughts: 5/5

This dark paranormal romance will keep you on tenterhooks as Brie, a young mortal, teeters between the two gorgeous (of course) princes of the Seelie and the Unseelie court.

Being a mere human, and not really understanding all that the fae courts represent or mean, Brie stumbles from one crises to the next, unsure of who or what to believe. Throw in her sister being sold to the Shadow King and a curse no one will speak about, and Brie discovers nothing is sacred in the world of the fae.

When Prince Ronan of the Seelie court turns out to be someone she could easily love, she is drawn into the selection process for his new bride as a front for her hunt for her sister. Meeting Finn, the Prince of the Unseelie Court, introduces her to the other side of life in the Fae realm and the suffering those people have had to endure ever since the crown of the Unseelie court was lost.

An enjoyable read, with a wonderful magical system, and great world builidng. Intrigue and romance aplenty. Great characters who are beautifully described and all with redeeming and worrying features so you struggle to know who is good or bad, and whether the evil sits in the light or the shadows.

Can’t wait for book 2 which is due out next summer.

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles, Lexi enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and neurotic dog. You can find her at her website:

These Hollow Vows

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