Happy Sunday bookworms! Today is my stop in the book tour for The Master of One by Dani Bennett and Jaida Jones. A big thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for choosing me to be a part of this tour. To check out the tour schedule and follow more stops on this tour click here.
As part of this tour I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, as part of this tour.
Sinister sorcery. Gallows humour. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.
Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer.
But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there...
With the heist and intrigue of Six of Crows and the dark fairy tale feel of The Cruel Prince, this young adult fantasy debut will have readers rooting for a pair of reluctant heroes as they take on a world-ending fae prophecy, a malicious royal plot, and, most dangerously of all, their feelings for each other.
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Page Count: 544 pages
Where to begin with this book! It was a great read on so many levels. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment reading and it was a great escape from all of the hectic stuff going on right now! First let me start with the writing. I have to say that it was one of my favourite aspects of the book, there are so many quotable lines within these pages that it was hard for me to narrow it down to only 5! While we follow multiple perspectives, each character felt unique with their own style of thinking. The plot was at first a little slow but picked up very quickly. There also was a ton of humour to balance out the serious tone. Speaking of humour, my favourite character was without a doubt Rags. He had such a sarcastic attitude and didn't care what anyone thought of him, but as time goes on we see him let go of his harsh exterior he built up from being on the streets. It was hilarious to be reading about serious scenes and then it being cut to Rags trying to steal something and stopping in midair when caught 😂. We also have a diverse group of LGBTQ characters and relationships! The romances within this book were very cute and I was rooting for every single one of them.
The magic system in this world is so unique! Mirror-craft and sorcerer magic is such an interesting concept to me and it was well done in that I completely understood everything that was happening. Did I also mention that we have really cool animals made of metal that are like familiars? One thing I wish was expanded on was the relationships between characters. We saw a lot of personal development inside each character but I would have liked more interaction between them. I cannot wait to read the next book as the story is far from over!
I definitely recommend this to all of you guys looking for your next fantasy read! Funny, creative and exciting, this is one to look out for! I gave this book 4.5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨.
Top 5 Reasons to Read Master of One
Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett are married co-authors (without wanting to divorce yet) who live inBrooklyn with 8 cats. Danielle is from Victoria, British Columbia, and works freelance as an independent editor, proofreader and plagiarism checker. Jaida is a native New Yorker. Their published work includes four novels from the Volstovic Cycle, in addition to their many twitter rants on intersectional feminism and the NYC subway system. COMING FALL 2020 FROM HARPERTEEN: MASTER OF ONE.