Book Review

Longshadow – Olivia Atwater

Book Title: Longshadow

Series: Regency Faerie Tales #3

Author:  Olivia Atwater

Goodreads Link:

Release Date:  08/16/22

Star Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When I tell you I was dying to get my hands on this ARC!!!

Proper Regency ladies are not supposed to become magicians – but Miss Abigail Wilder is far from proper.

The marriageable young ladies of London are dying mysteriously, and Abigail Wilder intends to discover why. Abigail’s father, the Lord Sorcier of England, believes that a dark lord of faerie is involved – but while Abigail is willing to match her magic against Lord Longshadow, neither her father nor high society believe that she is capable of doing so.

Thankfully, Abigail is not the only one investigating the terrible events in London. Mercy, a street rat and self-taught magician, insists on joining Abigail to unravel the mystery. But while Mercy’s own magic is strange and foreboding, she may well post an even greater danger to Abigail’s heart. – Goodreads

If you have seen any of my previous reviews of Ms. Atwater’s books you will know by now how much I adore them. They are the perfect, frothy, and fun, but are also emotionally satisfying little books.

I am fortunate enough to have somehow come under the radar of Orbit Books and they have added me to their list of reviewers. This means that once a month I get a newsletter which allows me to pick ARC’s from a selected list of what is available. That is how I ended up reading the first two books in this series. After reading those, I realized that the next month’s newsletter would probably have book three in it … after which I was scanning my emails like a dope fiend. I could NOT WAIT to see if Longshadow would end up on the list of available ARC’s. When it finally showed up I was so excited I couldn’t push the request button fast enough, and once I started reading was absolutely thrilled.

I love that some of the people we loved most in books 1 & 2 made an appearance in Longshadow. It’s like seeing old friends. It is also full of the sweet romance you come to expect from the series but with a welcome twist. This one features an LGBTQ relationship and I was so very pleased! I feel like it just rounded out the series as a whole seeing this representation.

All in all, I am so happy I got that newsletter because it introduced me to this lovely world and this author. I don’t usually collect physical copies of books (because of space issues in my small apartment) but this series will be on my shelf as soon as I can get my hands on them. I can’t recommend them more highly.


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