Beyond a Darkened Shore

Beyond a Darkened Shore

The ancient land of irinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when irinn?s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara?s unearthly ability to control her enemies? minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to C The ancient land of irinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when irinn?s...

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Title:Beyond a Darkened Shore
Author:Jessica Leake
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:From Blood and Ash
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Beyond a Darkened Shore Reviews

  • Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
    Oct 25, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

  • Renu
    Oct 06, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

    I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies... This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book. ...

    TW: Threats of rape, animal death. I dunno. This is a book about Ciara, a warrior princess of a Celtic village. She has a dark power - she can control people with her mind. One day, her village is raided by a group of Northmen and she manages to capture one. The clincher? She can't ...

    The love interest is an attractive Viking named Leif AND it?s set entirely in what is a fantasy version of Ireland and Norway AND it has a ton of mythology and gods and magic. In summary: this book was made specifically for me. Plus, it?s a standalone! ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Historical *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Beyond a Darkened Shore is the standalone debut young adult novel by author Jessica Leake. Beyond a Darkened Shore draws inspiration from both Celtic and Norse mythology, and explores a world ...

    Beyond a Darkened Shore completely took me by surprise, I wasn't expecting to like a story about giants as much as I did. Eirinn is a land made up of kingdoms who are constantly having to protect their home from pillaging Northmen. Ciara, the mc, lives in Mide and because of her supern...

  • Yara
    Mar 05, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

  • Shelley
    Apr 07, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

    I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies... This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book. ...

    TW: Threats of rape, animal death. I dunno. This is a book about Ciara, a warrior princess of a Celtic village. She has a dark power - she can control people with her mind. One day, her village is raided by a group of Northmen and she manages to capture one. The clincher? She can't ...

    The love interest is an attractive Viking named Leif AND it?s set entirely in what is a fantasy version of Ireland and Norway AND it has a ton of mythology and gods and magic. In summary: this book was made specifically for me. Plus, it?s a standalone! ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Historical *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Beyond a Darkened Shore is the standalone debut young adult novel by author Jessica Leake. Beyond a Darkened Shore draws inspiration from both Celtic and Norse mythology, and explores a world ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jun 28, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

    I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies... This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book. ...

    TW: Threats of rape, animal death. I dunno. This is a book about Ciara, a warrior princess of a Celtic village. She has a dark power - she can control people with her mind. One day, her village is raided by a group of Northmen and she manages to capture one. The clincher? She can't ...

    The love interest is an attractive Viking named Leif AND it?s set entirely in what is a fantasy version of Ireland and Norway AND it has a ton of mythology and gods and magic. In summary: this book was made specifically for me. Plus, it?s a standalone! ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Historical *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Beyond a Darkened Shore is the standalone debut young adult novel by author Jessica Leake. Beyond a Darkened Shore draws inspiration from both Celtic and Norse mythology, and explores a world ...

    Beyond a Darkened Shore completely took me by surprise, I wasn't expecting to like a story about giants as much as I did. Eirinn is a land made up of kingdoms who are constantly having to protect their home from pillaging Northmen. Ciara, the mc, lives in Mide and because of her supern...

    Synopsis sounds promising and the cover is lovely, so sure, TBR it is! ...

  • Milena
    Mar 19, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Oct 10, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

  • Aanchal (Book Flame)
    Nov 10, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

  • Kristen
    Sep 29, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

  • ALEXA
    Mar 23, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

  • Alexandra Harris
    May 05, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

  • Stacee
    Apr 02, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

  • mith
    Nov 28, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

  • nät
    Apr 27, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    May 03, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

  • Phoebe Dyer
    Apr 04, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

    I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies... This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book. ...

    TW: Threats of rape, animal death. I dunno. This is a book about Ciara, a warrior princess of a Celtic village. She has a dark power - she can control people with her mind. One day, her village is raided by a group of Northmen and she manages to capture one. The clincher? She can't ...

    The love interest is an attractive Viking named Leif AND it?s set entirely in what is a fantasy version of Ireland and Norway AND it has a ton of mythology and gods and magic. In summary: this book was made specifically for me. Plus, it?s a standalone! ...

  • K.A.
    Jun 25, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Jul 14, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Mar 27, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

  • andrea caro
    Apr 20, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

    I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies... This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book. ...

    TW: Threats of rape, animal death. I dunno. This is a book about Ciara, a warrior princess of a Celtic village. She has a dark power - she can control people with her mind. One day, her village is raided by a group of Northmen and she manages to capture one. The clincher? She can't ...

  • Maram
    Aug 31, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

  • Sabrina
    Nov 06, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 07, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

  • Jess (◕‿◕✿)
    May 09, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

  • Lena
    Apr 25, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Feb 12, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

  • Adrienne Young
    Mar 26, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

  • Sean
    Jul 16, 2017

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one. ...

    This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it! ...

    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to...

    4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, No...

    This book deserves more than five stars! If you like Celtic/ Norse mythology and Vikings, then this is the perfect book for you. It flows seamlessly, has a ton of action but at a good pace, slow burn romance, and friendship/ family themes. So far, this is my fave book I?ve read this ...

    I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies... This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book. ...

  • Jeanne
    May 08, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...

    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn?t like a good quest?), stand-alone Things that weren?t my cup of tea: the story execution While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I though...

    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this. ...

    A disappointing 2.5 stars. This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot ...

  • Sara (sarabara081)
    Mar 15, 2018

    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ? THE GOODS I loved the book just like I hoped I would!! Happy Reading! Mel ??? ...

    Release date: April 10, 2018 Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Nor...

    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted...

    you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover ? ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11. There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot a...

    WOW! this turned out to be far better then expected! ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? everything I loved: ? vikings ? Ireland!!! ? norse/celtic mythology ? a badass ...

    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 an...

    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can?t tell you why. It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y?all! I actually reall...

    ?The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.? I will always pick up a mythology book. It?s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I?m happy to say...

    ? A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? ? And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS. ...

    2.5 stars? I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he?s cocky and together they?re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing o...

    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy. ...

    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked! ...

    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!! ...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 4.5 stars! Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected! The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with uni...