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All that burns
First edition.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Physical Description:
450 pages ; 21 cm
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"As newly crowned London royals Emrys and Richard unite mortal and Faery in their new kingdom, a dangerous force gains strength, threatening their love and the world they've built"-- Provided by publisher.


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All That Glows author Ryan Graudin returns with the fantasy novel's sequel, rife with intense romance and riveting action. As this alluring mortal-prince-meets-immortal-fairy love story continues, this urban London tale serves up irresistible chemistry and adventure. In this second book, Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, has sacrificed her powers to be with her soul mate, King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But as a strange, dark magic threatens all, Emrys must make the most difficult decision of her life.

The worlds of magic and mortal are colliding as London celebrates its new king, marking an era of unity between the Faery realm and the human one. As Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen's court and London's lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames.

When a prisoner possessing dark magic breaks out of Queen Titania's labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys's king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must question the strength of true love's binds. Will she reclaim her magic to save Richard's life and lose him forever? Or stay powerless as the kingdom goes down in flames?

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-In All That Glows (HarperCollins, 2014), Emrys, the Faery assigned to guard the royal family, falls in love with Prince Richard. He is initially unaware of Emrys, as the Faery guard keeps herself invisible. When she reveals herself to the prince, he falls in love with her and she gives up her magic and immortality to be with him. Richard's father dies and Richard begins to work to unite the human and Faery world with Emrys at his side as the Faery ambassador. In this installment, Richard is still working to bring magic into the land and is meeting some opposition. Many of his subjects are wary of the Fae, not sure if their magic is meant for good or evil. Emrys is finding it difficult to be a mortal, without the magic that made her a fierce and effective protector of Richard. She feels powerless to keep him safe; he is kidnapped while sitting next to her on the way to his coronation. As evil forces attempt to take over the kingdom, Emrys and Richard's sister go undercover to try to locate Richard and free him from his captors. Emrys is faced with a terrible choice: giving up her powers or her true love. Graudin has successfully created a world of modern and ancient, magical and everyday ordinary. Filled with romance, action, and suspense, All That Burns will enchant teen readers.-Kathy Kirchoefer, Henderson County Public Library, NC (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

Magic and monarchy collide in this romantic fantasy, a sequel to All that Glows (2014).Emrys gave up her immortality and her magic when she fell in love with Richard, the 18-year-old new king of England. Richard has put forth a controversial policy: British mortals should welcome the faery world as partners, a plan chiefly opposed by Julian Forsythe, a politician who hopes to incite fear of faeries in order to become prime minister. When Richard is kidnapped from his coach on the way to his coronation, Emrys embarks on a mission to find him and learns that she isn't the only faery in Britain's history to unite with a king. Echoes of Camelot, a time Emrys personally remembers, enter the story, with more than one of the actual Arthurian figures still alive and active. She unites with Richard's sister, Belle, and Kieran, one of the Ad-hene that guards the prison of the faery world, to find the trail of a recent escapee, even as Forsythe turns all of London against her. Graudin relies on abundant elements from the romance and fantasy genresperfect boyfriends, royalty, magical creatures and spellsbut admixes enough plot to keep readers engaged. The King Arthur legend also works well to keep an intriguing mystery moving through the tale while leaving room for another sequel. Fluffier than the series opener but still appealing for fans. (Fantasy. 12-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

The Fae Emrys gave up her immortality and power to save Richard, heir to the British throne, and the one who holds her heart. But trouble continues to erupt, both politically through those who would oppose Richard's policies and physically through the escape of an unknown but highly dangerous criminal from a Fae prison. Emrys' frustration with her lack of power to protect Richard grows exponentially when he is kidnapped, and she must ally herself with his sister Annabelle and the Ad-hene Kieran for any hope at rescue. An extraordinary fantasy with fully realized characters, this novel does not require familiarity with its predecessor, All That Glows (2014), in order to sweep the reader into a Britain full of magic, political intrigue, and romance. Readers will identify with Emrys' intense struggles over what her heart wants. Links to Arthurian legend meld seamlessly with a contemporary, alternative London to create a whirlwind of adventure that leaves the audience satisfied yet wanting more.--Moore, Melissa Copyright 2015 Booklist