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Series: Trixie Towers #1
Published by Self Publish on 2019-06-27
Length: 251 pages
Reviewing eARC from Author
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge
Death this way comes to souls who break Fae law. So it is written. So carved in blood. Mighty are the Fae who watch us all.
I’m screwed. Royally screwed. Of all the ways to mess up, I picked a real gem this time—of the hot shifter sort. Especially because I’m the crowned elven princess.
A forbidden soul mating with the cruel King Athon was not why I attended the royal summit of magical races. Our kinds do not mix, as is written in death-blood. And I’ll be damned before I let some arrogant alpha tell me what to do, and for once I’m not talking about my father.
Now, I’m on the quest of a lifetime.
My crew of accomplices—sworn enemies. Including King Athon and my father. Our mission—retrieve ancient artifacts lost forever. Good luck there.
And if we fail?
No worries. The giants will crush the realm.
Between all the secrets and lies, my name is Trixie Towers; and that’s the only truth that won’t get me dead.
Marvels and Misfits by Scarlett Dawn is the first in a brand-new series about a foul-mouthed Elven princess and her race to save the kingdoms. Y’all I was hooked from the first word to the last, managing to read this in one sitting. All I can say is it is perfection!
Trixie Towers is the daughter and heir of the Elven king. She’s high-spirited, cunning, and lethal. She wants for nothing except her father’s approval which she doesn’t realize she has. I love Trixie. She is thoroughly fleshed-out here. Her snark and wit are quite entertaining.
Then there is King Athon, the king of the Shifters. Athon is your typical Alpha male. Also he shifts to a tiger (why is that hot to me? *swoon*). Athon is not easy to like. He’s arrogant and the person responsible for the death of Trixie’s grandmother. Needless to say there is no love lost between them.
In a twist of fate, Trixie and Athon feel the “urge” for one another. This urge is a fae calling that cannot be ignored. One thing leads to another and a little sneeze sees the two mated. Trixie and Athon are a lot a like, so this could be perfect, except that it is illegal for a shifter and elf to be together….also they hate each other so there’s that too 😂 Lots of tension y’all….a LOT!
The plot of the story focuses on the mistake that leads the two to be mated but also these mysterious earthquakes. What is the cause and why do only the people with immense power seem to be affected? Scarlett Dawn‘s world-building is on point here! I found myself completely engrossed in Trixie’s world, the different kingdoms and species, and the history behind the world. It is all fascinating!
Overall I could not get enough of Marvels and Misfits! I love Trixie and Athon, they compliment each other perfectly. I can’t wait to see where Dawn will take these two characters. And Trixie’s dad….gah! I love him so much! His and Trixie’s relationship reminds me of my own dad which had me laughing out loud at times. If you enjoy a good paranormal romance complete with its own world, I highly recommend you move this to your TBR pile asap.