Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: Reliquary by Sarah Fine

Title: Reliquary
Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Book One in the Reliquary Series
Published By: 47North (June 14, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 3 Stars



Book Description:
Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancĂ©, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.


Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler…and her missing fiancĂ©’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she’ll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can’t resist.








Sarah Fine has quickly become one of my favorite authors simply because she writes so well and those stories that she writes, can always be counted on to be something different and something special.

It's no wonder with the different genres she writes in and the unique worlds that she can create that all her books stand out and make people notice them. From the gorgeous covers to the creative writing style, they truly are just fabulous. 

And while Reliquary wasn't a favorite of mine, it still had all the qualities that I've come to love and appreciate in Fine's stories. 

Still packed full of magic, uniqueness, and characters that demand to be remembered her latest in a new series is something that I think can appeal to a lot of fantasy lovers.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

51 comments:

  1. One day I'll have to try this author

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    1. All her books have fabulous covers.

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  3. I'm bummed this didn't blow you away in typical Sarah Fine style, but I'm glad you still enjoyed it for the most part! I'm hoping to read this one soon:)

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    1. I was a bit too but of course this is Sarah so it was still a good read. ;)

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  4. Hmm, I have this earmarked for audio, maybe I will hold off to see how book two fairs. Thanks for your honest review Ali.

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    1. Of course and I'm hoping it will be even better. It's on Netgalley now so I'm sure more reviews will start coming in for it.

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  5. Glad you enjoyed this even if it wasn't your favorite from her!!

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  6. Out of curiosity, which Fine book is your fave?

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    1. I loved her Sanctum series but it is darker so it isn't for everyone but it will always be my favorite. I adored her Of Metal and Rust duology too though, it was a spin on a classic and she did so wonderful with it.

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  7. I didn't connect with Fine's other adult book so I'm a bit hesitant to pick this one up. I think I'll try one of her YA series instead.

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    1. Both her YA series are my favorites so definitely try them!

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  8. I have yet to read any of her books. I think I almost requested this one, but stopped myself.

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    1. You should try one of her others for sure, they are all fabulous but her YAs have always been my favorites.

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  9. I am sad to see that you didn't enjoy this one as much as you have Fine's other books. Fine is also one of my favorites and I am excited to read this book but I'll go in with lowered expectations!

    Thanks for sharing, Ali! :)

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  10. Bummer that this one didn't live up to your expectations. Haven't read anything by this author but hopefully her other books deliver

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    1. They do, especially her YA so if you like YA at all, give those a try first. ;)

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  11. I've yet to try her but all my friends like her. Sorry it was a fave but they can't all be right!

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    1. That is true Debbie even though we would all love to have our favorite always be winners right? :P

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  12. That definitely sounds like an interesting story.

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  13. Not your fave, but still good? Oh not all can be winners but this still speaks well about her writing. I so need to read this book. I have been enjoying fantasy so much more lately.

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    1. It definitely is still good, I don't think Sarah can write anything bad. :P

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  14. Her books are hit and miss for me but the ones I've loved I've REALLY loved so I'm always wiling to give her books a try! Sorry this one didn't wow, but I'm glad you still enjoyed.

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    1. Definitely try it because you just never know!

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  15. Because you love her so, hopefully the sequel is better

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  16. A not so favorite read from a favorite author can still be worth it sometimes :D

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  17. I keep thinking it's a part of a series! Oh, but why do I get the feeling you weren't really feeling this book?

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    1. It is part of a series, I know there is at least one more book out very soon, but you're right, I really wasn't. :(

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  18. She has so many damn books out and I've only read one so far. Wait, maybe to. No, pretty sure it's just one. :D

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    1. Definitely finish the one you started though, they are my favorites.

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  19. That sounds like an interesting story.

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  20. Great review Ali! Sorry this wasn't as good as her other works -- I actually just purchased the first book in one of her other series because I've heard such rave reviews so I'm excited to read it. Have a great 4th!!

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    1. I hope you love it and thank you, I hope you have a great one as well!

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  21. Sorry this one wasn't a bit better for you, but I'm glad you liked it! I need to try this author already. Whenever I do, I think I won't start with this one though.

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    1. Do try her, she is a good writer and I do love her mysteries and characters. Her first book was fabulous.

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  22. It's unfortunate it's not better! The blurb makes it look darn exciting - I like the whole ''kidnapping'' thing. Great thoughts!

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    1. It did and it might still be for some. ;)

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  23. Sounds pretty okay. Not sure if three stars is enough to convince me though.

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  24. Interesting premise, hopefully it gets better as it goes along.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  25. Love the cover but the story just sounds okay.

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    1. I really love the cover as well, it is gorgeous. ;)

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