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Two fae princes fighting for the Summer crown. A mortal lured into Faerie and caught in their web. The battle that changes everything. After her mother's suicide, Scarlett's grief consumes her. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger offers her a release from her pain, it’s too tempting an opportunity to resist. She’s lured into Faerie and sucked into a royal battle as two fa Two fae princes fighting for the Summer crown. A mortal lured into Faerie and caught in their web. The battle that changes everything. After her mother's suicide, Scarlett's grief consumes her. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger offers her a release from her pain, it’s too tempting an opportunity to resist. She’s lured into Faerie and sucked into a royal battle as two fae brothers prepare for the Battle of Heirs where the winner earns the right to the throne. Human emotion fuels fae power and Scarlett’s is the most potent Cade has ever tasted. He’s certain she is the key to defeating his brother Raith. But Raith has surprises of his own, and Scarlett fits perfectly into his devious plan. Scarlett must decide how far she's willing to go to avoid her guilt and heartache. As she is pulled further into the realm of magic and power, she discovers a dangerous secret that could change her fate forever. Will Scarlett find a way to cope with her sorrow and untangle herself from the two princes? Or will they devour her completely?


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Two fae princes fighting for the Summer crown. A mortal lured into Faerie and caught in their web. The battle that changes everything. After her mother's suicide, Scarlett's grief consumes her. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger offers her a release from her pain, it’s too tempting an opportunity to resist. She’s lured into Faerie and sucked into a royal battle as two fa Two fae princes fighting for the Summer crown. A mortal lured into Faerie and caught in their web. The battle that changes everything. After her mother's suicide, Scarlett's grief consumes her. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger offers her a release from her pain, it’s too tempting an opportunity to resist. She’s lured into Faerie and sucked into a royal battle as two fae brothers prepare for the Battle of Heirs where the winner earns the right to the throne. Human emotion fuels fae power and Scarlett’s is the most potent Cade has ever tasted. He’s certain she is the key to defeating his brother Raith. But Raith has surprises of his own, and Scarlett fits perfectly into his devious plan. Scarlett must decide how far she's willing to go to avoid her guilt and heartache. As she is pulled further into the realm of magic and power, she discovers a dangerous secret that could change her fate forever. Will Scarlett find a way to cope with her sorrow and untangle herself from the two princes? Or will they devour her completely?

30 review for Two Princes of Summer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wretched

    this is like the dollar brand version of the ACOTAR series and tbh the ACOTAR series isn't even that good to begin with this is like the dollar brand version of the ACOTAR series and tbh the ACOTAR series isn't even that good to begin with

  2. 4 out of 5

    Faith M ✨

    To live in dreams is a waste of reality. The Writing and Worldbuilding Oh dear this is really bad. But in a kinda good way? So, this felt like something I would have written at the height of my fairy craze when I was 12 years old. In fact, this feels even more like a terrible vampire book I wrote during that time, almost word for word. It's written with that particular styleless style that people with zero narrative voice always use, where the MC is ~witty~ and lacks personality other than bein To live in dreams is a waste of reality. The Writing and Worldbuilding Oh dear this is really bad. But in a kinda good way? So, this felt like something I would have written at the height of my fairy craze when I was 12 years old. In fact, this feels even more like a terrible vampire book I wrote during that time, almost word for word. It's written with that particular styleless style that people with zero narrative voice always use, where the MC is ~witty~ and lacks personality other than being pretty. For being a book supposedly about vampires - sorry, I mean ~high fae~ - it's not lyrical whatsoever, full of awkward exposition and that iconic YA brand of unrealistic dialogue and behavior from every single character. Besides its more ~scandalous~ parts (like the swears and the sexual stuff) this is basically the quintessential preteen dream of an ~edgy~ fairy book. It has the iconic YA fae who are for all intents and purposes just vampires that are born and grow up, and even has the mystical beings from an alternate dimension dress like 17th-century dandies and have indoor plumbing despite living in a medieval style castle. And they all speak like totally radical bad boys from the early 2000s - you know the kind, that spiked their hair and wore guyliner - or like bored cashiers at a supermarket. Scarlett, despite still being in high school, lives alone because her dad is AWOL and her mom is dead and her sister spends most of her time living at her college dorm. Because that's very realistic. Child services definitely would not have gotten involved after her mother committed suicide. The book was clearly very well thought out. Clearly. The plot was predictable and extremely tropey and cliche. The only good thing was that I honestly didn't really know who would win the Battle of the Heirs. Besides that one thing, though, there was no originality to anything. The actual different courts were sort of cool, except that we only really knew anything about two, maybe three of them. The magic system itself was full of holes and overall seemed to have few rules. The environment was just a white room and the other people inhabiting the Summer Court held zero presence so it felt like the only people who existed were the people currently on the page. The mortal world felt essentially the same but because I live in the mortal world irl I could use my imagination to fill in the gaps. Which isn't a good thing. She'd dug her own grave, but maybe, just maybe, there was a way to escape it. The Characters Scarlett: She's your classic "I'm not like other girls - in fact, I might actually be a secret fairy princess" YA heroine who lacks any personality besides her unusually beautiful face, Mary Sue skills that always come in handy, and dead mother. The dead mother was actually the most interesting part of her personality. She kind of had a character arc, and I sort of liked it, but it was more like someone in the other room was whispering an arc and she just absorbed it via osmosis. Cade: He's a straight up rapist. No, he doesn't actually get to rape her in this, but he definitely wanted to, all Rhysand style, so overall, I hated his guts from the moment I met him. There's some nuance there - that guy in the other room is thinking very loudly about nuance - but not enough to make him sympathetic at all. Raith: Fun fact: wraith is the only word that really rhymes with Faith. Raith was okay. He's basically just the Damon in the Salvatore family parallel so I liked him and he was a better guy than his brother (because it's not exactly hard to be better than Cade) but he was still a douchebag, just a more interesting douchebag. Kassandra: She's just the obvious evil queen. Except it made no sense because everyone kept calling her "Miss Kassandra" like she was a slave owner in 17th-century Alabama or a 1st-grade teacher. She was the queen. Why didn't they call her royal honorifics? It's literally not hard to do. Jaser and Poppy: Jaser was nice but I kept seeing Jesper from Six of Crows and the personalities were basically the same so. Poppy had some completely random retroactive exposition during the climax that was entirely unnecessary. I was generally indifferent to her. Ashleigh and Natalie: Were they really characters or were they plot devices behind cardboard cutouts? Whatever you're willing to do to become ruler is who you'll be as king. There's no difference. Conclusion It isn't good but sometimes it's hilariously bad. The best thing about this book is the cover. And for being a self-published book, the formatting and cover are actually very professional looking. It had a nice aesthetic that did not extend to the novel itself. I won't be continuing the series.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sylvia Mercedes

    Can I just start by saying how much I love that cover? Apparently the author herself created it, and . . . WOW! Multi-talented much? The story inside was fun, exciting, charismatic, fae-fantasy fare. Two dangerous and intriguing princes, one immediately charming, one possibly underestimated (I won't say which is which). And the human girl caught between them, a pawn in their ongoing chess game. Basically everything you want most in this sort of tale. Altogether an entertaining, lively read, with Can I just start by saying how much I love that cover? Apparently the author herself created it, and . . . WOW! Multi-talented much? The story inside was fun, exciting, charismatic, fae-fantasy fare. Two dangerous and intriguing princes, one immediately charming, one possibly underestimated (I won't say which is which). And the human girl caught between them, a pawn in their ongoing chess game. Basically everything you want most in this sort of tale. Altogether an entertaining, lively read, with an ending that definitely leaves you wanting more. So if you find that cover as dreamy as I do, go ahead and give this one a try!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee » Library In The Country

    Eek! That did not end how I expected it to! I need the next book now! RTC

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    It was hard for me to settle on a rating for this book. This book was exactly what I had been looking for when I picked it up, but despite that, there were enough things I disliked, that I couldn't rate it higher. In this book, Scarlett has recently lost her mother, and she is invited to Faerie, where a prince of the Summer Court, Cade, promises he can take away her pain. Cade has ulterior motives - he feeds on human emotion in order to strengthen his fae power, which is especially important as h It was hard for me to settle on a rating for this book. This book was exactly what I had been looking for when I picked it up, but despite that, there were enough things I disliked, that I couldn't rate it higher. In this book, Scarlett has recently lost her mother, and she is invited to Faerie, where a prince of the Summer Court, Cade, promises he can take away her pain. Cade has ulterior motives - he feeds on human emotion in order to strengthen his fae power, which is especially important as he prepare to battle his brother for the right to be the heir of the court, and Scarlett's emotion is especially powerful for Cade. While in Faerie, Scarlett meets Cade's older half brother Raith, who is also training to keep his status as heir to the throne. I didn't really know all that much about this book going into it (just that a girl was lured to Faerie and there were two princes there vying for her attention) but I think one of my biggest disappointments with the book was that it was practically the same story as Red Queen, which I read earlier this year and absolutely loved it. But seriously, the similarities were insane. (Spoilers from both books in the spoiler tag) (view spoiler)[Both books had two princes with different mothers where the first born son's mother was killed for the second son's mother to take her place. Both books had the younger son fight to take the crown for himself, even if he was not the rightful heir to the throne, and both attempted to kill his brother in order for it to happen. And in both books, the younger prince won (and the older prince went on the run). Both books featured a girl who is special (In Red Queen, a red who has silver power, in this book, a girl who seems to be human but isn't entirely) (hide spoiler)] . And maybe it's hypocritical of me to love one of them and not love the other, but I think the similarities were too close, and if I had read this one first, maybe my opinion would be different. I also felt the characters were a bit one dimensional. I feel like there was a lot more potential with them, but it wasn't shown in this book. Now, there are other books in this series, so maybe the characters are more developed as the story continues. As I said earlier, I did enjoy this book for what it is, and it's what I had been looking for when I picked it up. It wasn't spectacular but it kept me interested, and I wanted to know how the Right of Heir turned out. I don't think I'll continue with this series, but I don't regret reading this one.

  6. 4 out of 5

    NAT.orious reads ☾

    It should be illegal for mediocre books (acc. to the GR rating) to have gorgeous covers. It should be illegal for mediocre books (acc. to the GR rating) to have gorgeous covers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bookish Penguin

    In the begining I thought: Oh wow what a great book I will sure love it. My two star rating talks for itself tho. But why do others rate it so high? I don't get it. I couldn't care much about any of the characters neither did I care about the plot, which was quite predictable. I listned to the audio book so I at least can recommend the narrator because she was damn good. I don't know why I feel so distant about the book but it's just how it is. This book had nothing special in it and god give me In the begining I thought: Oh wow what a great book I will sure love it. My two star rating talks for itself tho. But why do others rate it so high? I don't get it. I couldn't care much about any of the characters neither did I care about the plot, which was quite predictable. I listned to the audio book so I at least can recommend the narrator because she was damn good. I don't know why I feel so distant about the book but it's just how it is. This book had nothing special in it and god give me some good world building at least? The focus was also just on the 3 main characters which I get, they are MAIN characters but why keep the side characters so bland? In general it was just the two fae princes being fixed on Scarlett who doesn't do anything remarkable in the whole book and is just straight up flat. The author tries to portrai them cruel but yeah they aren't so much. The cover is pretty nice tho lol It probably just got the two stars because of the cover and narrator lmao

  8. 5 out of 5

    Meaghan

    I may end up upping this to three stars but I honestly don't know yet, the ending felt super unsatisfying and I don't really want to continue the series. Overall, this book was kinda a meh-fest. Nothing really special stuck out to me, from the plot to the characters to the world. It's honestly probably going to be one of those books I'll have forgotten I read in a few months. In terms of plot, it was entirely predictable in my opinion. Nothing, from (view spoiler)[ Scarlett being fae to Kassandra I may end up upping this to three stars but I honestly don't know yet, the ending felt super unsatisfying and I don't really want to continue the series. Overall, this book was kinda a meh-fest. Nothing really special stuck out to me, from the plot to the characters to the world. It's honestly probably going to be one of those books I'll have forgotten I read in a few months. In terms of plot, it was entirely predictable in my opinion. Nothing, from (view spoiler)[ Scarlett being fae to Kassandra being the one to bring the king to his maddened death (tho idk if thats confirmed yet?) (hide spoiler)] was a surprise, and it made the book extremely boring and disappointing. I need twists to sustain my interest in a book if the characters and world don't really do that. In terms of the world building, this type of fae was nothing new, and if anything way too human like. It just wasn't all that interesting, it might as well have been set in a fantasy world with humans who had magic. There was no true interplay of the races like the other fae books I read, and the personalities and qualities of the fae were far too human-like, removing any "otherness" the supernatural quality of their race generally brings. In terms of the characters, I just... I don't know. They tired me. Cade felt extremely inconsistent, the way we read his POV felt like an entirely different character than who the others experienced, and while that kinda makes sense, it also felt wrong, in a way. Maybe it was his shallowness, his two-dimensionality, that ruined it. Or the fact that his only character trait was that he listened to everything his mother said... Scarlett was alright, but once again, nothing really new or exciting. Raith as well, the normal misunderstood bad guy who isn't actually bad. Even the family dynamic, of multiple mothers and a distant father and everything wasn't that interesting, because I've read it all before (in Red Queen). Not sure how the release dates play off on that though, so no judgement, but it did mean I wasn't interested, as it was just a rehashing of a dynamic I've already seen played out before. The writing itself wasn't great. While a lot of others commented on how horrible it was, I don't necessarily agree. It wasn't that bad, but it just wasn't that good either. It had no personality or passion really, and read so matter of factly, with lots of short sentences that made it read even choppier than it already did. Overall, I wasn't into it and I don't think I'll continue the series, as I'm pretty sure of the twists that will be big reveals later on. The covers are gorgeous though, and it wasn't a horrible read, just a bit too boring for me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Isabel

    yeah no that's a no from me yeah no that's a no from me

  10. 4 out of 5

    myo (myonna reads)

    i truly don’t know how to feel about this book

  11. 4 out of 5

    ♛ Garima ♛

    Alright 'gorgeous' book cover, do your worst.... Alright 'gorgeous' book cover, do your worst....

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rissa

    Two princes of summer 5⭐️ Brothers Cade and Raith are destined to destroy the other. One will live the other shall die. They are training building up their strength when Cade finds an easier way to gain power. Scarlett lost her mother recently and is filled with grief and pain Cades decision to take her pain made him strong, so strong. She was what he needed to win. He just needed to draw on her sadness until he killed his brother. Raith obviously wants to win. He is older and the rightful heir b Two princes of summer 5⭐️ Brothers Cade and Raith are destined to destroy the other. One will live the other shall die. They are training building up their strength when Cade finds an easier way to gain power. Scarlett lost her mother recently and is filled with grief and pain Cades decision to take her pain made him strong, so strong. She was what he needed to win. He just needed to draw on her sadness until he killed his brother. Raith obviously wants to win. He is older and the rightful heir but hes not worried that is until he finds his brothers new sorce of power then he is intrigued by Scarlett and her ability it keep him strong. The writing was beautiful and the characters were real and raw. We deal with fae and most fae books bore me but this was amazing and I cant wait to read the rest of the series!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica | Booked J

    Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Scarlett had always wished for more from life. More excitement. More surprises. More something. She craved new adventure. So much so, she never appreciated what she had. Now her mom was gone, and, despite her mom's fits and outbursts, all Scarlett wanted was to have her back. OH MY GOD! I am completely enamored by the beginning of what is sure to be an epic series. The Two Princes of Summer is an absolutely perfect read for fans of Cassandra Clare, A.G. Howard an Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Scarlett had always wished for more from life. More excitement. More surprises. More something. She craved new adventure. So much so, she never appreciated what she had. Now her mom was gone, and, despite her mom's fits and outbursts, all Scarlett wanted was to have her back. OH MY GOD! I am completely enamored by the beginning of what is sure to be an epic series. The Two Princes of Summer is an absolutely perfect read for fans of Cassandra Clare, A.G. Howard and Sarah J. Maas. In many ways, this introduction to The Whims of Fae exceed even my strongest expectations and I am honestly so, so, so captivated. The thing about this novel is that it's a very quick read and kept me pinned to my seat for a good few hours. And while there are flaws in it, it still remains as compelling as a good fantasy novel should. Not to mention, it tackles some darkness of an ordinary life beyond the veil of Fae. I loved the world-building we grew to witness and the entire concept of this realm of Fae. It felt very, very reminiscent to other explorations in the genre however the characters and writing definitely made it a world of its own. What I loved most about this book is that I felt it truly outshines what I thought it was going to be. Is it the most unique perspective I've ever read? At this rate, no. Not a lot would be, given how much I have been reading for my twenty-something years. Were there a lot of archetypes that could have been avoided? Sure. But, as with good literature, its flaws never took away from its outline. I genuinely loved the magic of it all--the familiarity of Fae; the changes from other contemporary releases, the tangling of our realm vs. theirs--and the characters were pretty multi-faceted and easy to root for or dislike. Leder crafts characters that could easily scatter across realms. Scarlett could be your best friend. Cade could be that boy that intrigues you but loses his novelty as his true colours come to pass. Kaelem is that guy--attractive, mysterious, very morally gray--you secretly want but will never in a million years trust. And lastly Raith showcases that juicy quality of being misunderstood and very underestimated. (Then, there's the villains. Kassandra, clearly, being at the forefront.) Don't even get me started on minor characters! I'm hoping that the next installment (which, in all honestly, I'm starting immediately) we get more of Scarlett's best friend Natalie and her sister Ashleigh. Scarlett spent most of the novel in the realm of Fae and now that she is back home, however temporarily, I do hope we get more of the ordinary people as the story progresses. I'm very intrigued by what shall be known about her heritage--was her mother Fae, or was it her father?--and what comes next. Honestly, it's easy to get invested in these characters. That being said--I'm not holding my breath for redemption when it comes to Cade's actions and can honestly say my opinion on him shifted quite quickly. I had lukewarm feelings towards him to begin with, but after that twist (see: supposedly killing not one, but two characters) I just don't know what to expect of him. There's that inner struggle but honestly, I think he is far too like his mother (Kassandra) to ever be completely redeemed and now that the line was crossed... well. I am just not feeling him. Scarlett and Raith were definitely my favourite characters. At first, I wasn't feeling the chemistry and obvious tension between them--it felt a little forced and too TVD love triangle for my taste--but after a certain point, I can't help but to want them to be endgame. Tension is one thing. Genuine connections is a whole other nod--and they really have one. I loved the way that both of them developed as the pages went. I'm not saying they are 100% or that their growth ends here, but looking at where they started and where they landed once the chips fell? I'm into it. Overall, The Two Princes of Summer was magical and short without ditching out on any action and romance. There was this sense of danger lingering beneath the magic and the self discovery and I can't wait to see what happens next! Should we trust Kaelem? What was in that pill? Now that Scarlett is home--and hopefully repairing her relationship with her sister--what is to happen to her magic? Her mental health? What's Kassandra's next move, now that Cade is making his way and bending to her will, like the mama's boy he is? When will Raith and Scarlett meet again? And what happens when Cade finds out the truth of his supposed victory and kills?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Violet Stone

    2.5 stars. It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I'm still not sure how to really write a review for it. On the one hand I really didn't like this book on the other I found it intriguing. I think, once I accepted the fact that this was indeed NOT a romance I was able to accept it more. So, there's two fey princes and they are entering a competition of sorts to win the crown. How are main gal, Scarlett, gets pulled in is because she has potent emotions that feeds one of the princes 2.5 stars. It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I'm still not sure how to really write a review for it. On the one hand I really didn't like this book on the other I found it intriguing. I think, once I accepted the fact that this was indeed NOT a romance I was able to accept it more. So, there's two fey princes and they are entering a competition of sorts to win the crown. How are main gal, Scarlett, gets pulled in is because she has potent emotions that feeds one of the princes. Everyone in this story is out for themselves using and abusing. Cade, of the princes, is the one who tricks Scarlett into fey lands and keeps her there by draining her of her emotions. It's extremely twisted. She becomes confused. Scarlett knows she needs to leave but finds she can't. The plot is honestly interesting and I feel like I would like to finish this series. My only thing is I felt like this book needed some serious editing. So many things gets repeated constantly. Such as the fey feeding on emotions. As the reader, you're told from every POV and then some about it. There was rehashing thoughts as the POVs swapped and at least once I noticed the POVs switching within the same paragraphs. It was disjointed and just needed a clean up. The world building needed some more work. There are some curiosities I would like answered but perhaps they will come in future books. Other than those two things. I liked it. There is also the obvious trickery of Raith (the other prince) but I feel like I could end up liking him. If the rest of the books do end up leaning towards an actual romance I will scream if she's torn between Cade and Raith because...come on girl. Cade pretty much kidnapped you and drugged you into compliance. Not saying Raith is much better but I feel like he might change... Anywho, I think I might actually finish this series, despite my low rating and see where the journey takes us!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cecily Wolfe

    I loved this - it reminded me a lot of Holly Black's latest series, which I adore. This is a 'don't miss' series starter that will leave fans of faerie wanting more from this story. Emotions and power are key (aren't they always with faerie?), and humans are vulnerable to the fae in many ways. This is what you expect from a book about the relationships between faeries and humans, so it sticks with convention, while offering new characters and a tale that draws the reader in. I can't wait to star I loved this - it reminded me a lot of Holly Black's latest series, which I adore. This is a 'don't miss' series starter that will leave fans of faerie wanting more from this story. Emotions and power are key (aren't they always with faerie?), and humans are vulnerable to the fae in many ways. This is what you expect from a book about the relationships between faeries and humans, so it sticks with convention, while offering new characters and a tale that draws the reader in. I can't wait to start book two!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kira Simion

    If you love the fae (*cough* Holly Black *cough*), action, intrigue, and romance, this is not the book for you. The action isn’t really described that well as too many pieces are left to the imagination, the intrigue isn’t really interesting (as there really isn’t any except in small cases for the romance, aka what we really came for), and the romance and fae are half developed. Instalust and no strings or games as the fae usually have to play.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lauryn

    O.W.L.S MAGICAL READATHON 2019 | BOOK #5 | HERBOLOGY (read a book with a plant on the cover) I exactly really enjoyed this book. I went into this with pretty low expectations. I really ended the magic in this world with far feeding on the emotions and memories of humans. I think I'm going to continue with the series and see where the story goes from here. O.W.L.S MAGICAL READATHON 2019 | BOOK #5 | HERBOLOGY (read a book with a plant on the cover) I exactly really enjoyed this book. I went into this with pretty low expectations. I really ended the magic in this world with far feeding on the emotions and memories of humans. I think I'm going to continue with the series and see where the story goes from here.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    3.5 stars

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kay Moody

    First off, I really loved the magic system in this book. The fae gain power by feeding off the emotions of others. I've never seen anything like that before, and I thought it was really cool. The fae world was pretty awesome too. I enjoyed the rules and the traditions. I thought the interactions with other humans were interesting too. The main character is from the mortal world but is taken to faerie by a fae prince. I liked that it didn't take too long for her to get to the faerie world. I also First off, I really loved the magic system in this book. The fae gain power by feeding off the emotions of others. I've never seen anything like that before, and I thought it was really cool. The fae world was pretty awesome too. I enjoyed the rules and the traditions. I thought the interactions with other humans were interesting too. The main character is from the mortal world but is taken to faerie by a fae prince. I liked that it didn't take too long for her to get to the faerie world. I also thought the plot was intriguing. It was fun to make guesses about the two brothers as well as about Scarlett. And Kassandra? Yeah, I'm oddly excited to see the destruction that lady causes, lol. Also, this is kind of random, but I really liked the names in this book. Every time a new character was named, I'd think, "Ooh, that's a great name." Then another character would be named, and I'd think, "Ooh, that's a great name too." I know it's just a little thing, but I really liked the names! I'm pretty excited to see where the rest of the series goes. The cliffhanger wasn't heart wrenching or anything, but I definitely can't wait to see what's coming next.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ellen

    Some of the things I love most about the Fae world is the beauty, magic, political intrigue, and the trickery. Nissa does a great job taking Faerie tropes and making them original. Scarlett is the perfect YA main character, she is flawed (letting her emotions/greif guide her) yet grows stronger throughout the book despite her fears and sorrow. There are two lead male characters in this story: Fae brothers, both princes of the summer Court. Raith is in line to be the next ruler, and Cade is the yo Some of the things I love most about the Fae world is the beauty, magic, political intrigue, and the trickery. Nissa does a great job taking Faerie tropes and making them original. Scarlett is the perfect YA main character, she is flawed (letting her emotions/greif guide her) yet grows stronger throughout the book despite her fears and sorrow. There are two lead male characters in this story: Fae brothers, both princes of the summer Court. Raith is in line to be the next ruler, and Cade is the younger brother who believes he will be the better King. When Cade challenges his older brother for the throne, a series of games, challenges and battles follow. Both brothers are determined to win but not necessarily for the right reasons. Meanwhile when Scarlett runs away from her greif, she ends up the pawn and desire of the two battling brothers. This story takes place in third person point of view and switches between all three characters. The few things I wish I could have seen from the story was a little more of each character's thought process, their feelings on the events that just unraveled and the conflicting feelings they have for each other. In this story we dealt with grief and emotions throughout the whole plot but what about the love the brothers have / had for each other? How much does this affect each of them to attack one another... and what feelings and emotions does Scarlett encounter when seeing each Fae Prince? And most importantly can we get more Kaelem because he sounds extremely sexy. Kaelem is the new king of the Unseelie court. And of course we are destined to see more of him throught out the series, I am highly intrigued. He is the tyical fae I have grown to love: sexy, mysterious and manipulative to his own personal gains. He has a depth about him that was portrayed with only a few short scenes and he can either end up being prince... king charming or one of the next villians. Overall I give this book 4. 7 Stars due to me enjoying the book despite not getting a full detail of the characters thoughts and feelings. But because of the fact that this is only book 1 of 6 and happens to follow the three main characters I round the book back up to five stars! I read the story super fast and was highly intrigued throughout the whole thing. I also convinced several friends to hop on board and read this book because I need other people to fangirl with.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sky

    *I received an arc at no cost to the author* Lets just start this off by stating I CANT STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS BOOK! This is extremely addicting read. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down unless I was forced to. I looked for any 2 minute break in Adulting to pick my phone up to read a page. I can't say the same for a lot of books. I can love a book, yet wait to read more of it until I have a chunk of time to dedicate to this book. Not this one! Although this is a relatively short book, *I received an arc at no cost to the author* Lets just start this off by stating I CANT STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS BOOK! This is extremely addicting read. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down unless I was forced to. I looked for any 2 minute break in Adulting to pick my phone up to read a page. I can't say the same for a lot of books. I can love a book, yet wait to read more of it until I have a chunk of time to dedicate to this book. Not this one! Although this is a relatively short book, it packs a punch. Nessa (the author) did a really great job keeping the story flowing. There is no added or unnessicary scenes to distract from the plot just to add to a higher page count. She told the story from beginning to end without a lull. I am impressed. The story starts off in the "real" world, shortly after Scarlett's mother ends her own life. The fae world shortly intertwines with reality, and the we are wisked off to the kingdom. During all this we (the reader) is introduced to important information without being info-dumpy. This book is quirky and spunky. The main character might be broken, but she has a fire in her! Nessa does a really good job with distinguishing between all the characters, they all have their own distinct voice and personality! Everyone is spunky and interesting to read about, I was never bored reading character interactions. I also love how this book represents mental ilness, and makes a point to say "love is love" no matter what gender it's between. I feel like I NEED the next book right now!! I highly suggest picking this book up. This book surprised me, I was afraid it wouldn't live up to its description! But it sure did!! I had high hopes going into this story. Even though this book didn't have any twists and turns involved, and the writing style didn't have any extra "frills" involved like some "big" authors, I highly recommend you read this is book. Its like a salty delicious potato chip, you intend to eat a handful and then look down a short time later and you have devoured the entire bag.

  22. 5 out of 5

    tay❀ (taylor reads)

    i was laughably angry throughout the whole book. wow they weren’t kidding when they said acotar meets the cruel prince. that would be all good if it was done well considering i loved both of those series. so what went wrong with this?? it seemed like the author grabbed random parts of acotar and the cruel prince and smashed them together into this. also I want her to end up with Kaelem hehe i will be reading the rest of the series though😉 my thought process through notes- y’all think you aren’t clos i was laughably angry throughout the whole book. wow they weren’t kidding when they said acotar meets the cruel prince. that would be all good if it was done well considering i loved both of those series. so what went wrong with this?? it seemed like the author grabbed random parts of acotar and the cruel prince and smashed them together into this. also I want her to end up with Kaelem hehe i will be reading the rest of the series though😉 my thought process through notes- y’all think you aren’t close now. wait until you both fall in love with the same person. that should be fun. page 10 do i detect some insta love🤨🧐 if this man(cade) was following *cough* stalking me I would NOT INVITE HIM INSIDE OF A PARTY WITH ME. I WOULD RUN AHHH WHY ISNT SHE RUNNING YOU MET HIM IN A DREAM AND THEN A CEMETERY LEAVE it’s kind of problematic that he’s preying on her because of her grief but okay “The Summer Queen? It made sense—Scarlet was in a castle after all.” NO IT DOESNT “MAKE SENSE” HOW ARE YOU OKAY WITH THIS???? “Why did Scarlett melt so easily to Cade’s will? Was it just his fae super ability, or was she just weak?” BOTH! ITS BOTH!! if this girl chooses Cade in the end of this I will slap her brain back into the right place because girl I know she needs that. “Sure, Raith was attractive. If you liked the cocky type.” Well then what is Cade?!? The POSSESSIVE, CREEPY, STALKER TYPE???? why is this so abrupt? like the scenes jump around so much😂. it must be fun coming back from vacation a different species😃

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dahlia Amr

    This book was amazing ❤️❤️. I loved how the fea world was described . the events were so exciting and fast paced which made the book more good . This book is talking about a girl called “scarlet” who lost her mother but she can’t face her grief, So when cade the young prince of summer court offered to take her pain away she immediately accepted it , but she didn’t know what she got herself into or the real intentions of cade . She suddenly found herself in the middle of a battle between brothers This book was amazing ❤️❤️. I loved how the fea world was described . the events were so exciting and fast paced which made the book more good . This book is talking about a girl called “scarlet” who lost her mother but she can’t face her grief, So when cade the young prince of summer court offered to take her pain away she immediately accepted it , but she didn’t know what she got herself into or the real intentions of cade . She suddenly found herself in the middle of a battle between brothers of who is the rightful heir to the summer court . She meets Raith the older brother , things started to get complicated . At the main time scarlet was getting herself together and discovering about her powers , Kassandra the interim ruler and cade’s mother wanted scarlet out of the way so her son “cad “ wouldn’t be concerning about anything thing but wining the throne . The book was so good but i wanted to know more about kaelem because honestly his character is perfect . I felt like i didn’t get enough scenes with hime . The book was a great adventure . The plot twist was really good . I enjoyed reading it .

  24. 4 out of 5

    DJ

    This was a strong start to what I think is going to be an awesome series. I'm not normally one for fantasy books but this one pulled me in right away. Scarlett is looking for away to escape her grief from losing her mother, insert Cade. He is the prince of the Summer Court, and promises he can take away her pain. However not everything is what it seems in this world. I loved the characters and they were all wonderful or wonderfully villainous. All in all Two Princes of Summer was fun, fast paced This was a strong start to what I think is going to be an awesome series. I'm not normally one for fantasy books but this one pulled me in right away. Scarlett is looking for away to escape her grief from losing her mother, insert Cade. He is the prince of the Summer Court, and promises he can take away her pain. However not everything is what it seems in this world. I loved the characters and they were all wonderful or wonderfully villainous. All in all Two Princes of Summer was fun, fast paced story with a great cast of characters.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Emily Taylor

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. OH MY GOODNESS! Wow! This book was an adventure from start to finish. At the start, I thought for about the first two chapters it was a bit slow, but boy, it picked up quickly! I can be quite picky with what I read, but I definitely recommend this one for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard, and Cassandra Clare. Fans of fantasy, romance, and minor love triangles will love it also! I just absolutely loved this book! At the start, Scarlett battles her inner demons and cannot bring herself to p OH MY GOODNESS! Wow! This book was an adventure from start to finish. At the start, I thought for about the first two chapters it was a bit slow, but boy, it picked up quickly! I can be quite picky with what I read, but I definitely recommend this one for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard, and Cassandra Clare. Fans of fantasy, romance, and minor love triangles will love it also! I just absolutely loved this book! At the start, Scarlett battles her inner demons and cannot bring herself to pay respects to her mother, because she feels guilty that she was relieved when she died. When Cade comes along and offers her a chance to escape from her troubles, she leaps at the chance, and then immediately changes her mind because she doesn’t think she deserves the escape. When in Fae, Scarlett meets an array of amazingly crafted characters, including the evil queen Kassandra, Cade, Reith; the oldest prince, Ashleigh; a human servant, and Kaelem; the young Unseelie king. This book is a roller coaster from start to finish, with plot twists and loop holes galore, but it is still easy to follow and beautifully written. I really enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone who needs a good read!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Zebrina

    The cover literally lured me to grab the book, and also the title is very charming. This YA fantasy novel is about Scarlett, who's overwhelmed by the grief of her mother's death. She's lured into Faerie by a fae prince Cade, who promises to take her grief away. But things take a different turn and eventually she starts losing herself amidst all the magic. This story is about her journey to cope up with the sorrow and find a way to untangle herself from Cade and his brother Raith who prepare to f The cover literally lured me to grab the book, and also the title is very charming. This YA fantasy novel is about Scarlett, who's overwhelmed by the grief of her mother's death. She's lured into Faerie by a fae prince Cade, who promises to take her grief away. But things take a different turn and eventually she starts losing herself amidst all the magic. This story is about her journey to cope up with the sorrow and find a way to untangle herself from Cade and his brother Raith who prepare to fight for the crown! I must say this is a beautiful story and I was glued to it till the end. The characters are really well designed and I just love the character of Scarlett. It feels so real! The theme is unusual and very nice. The language is simple and lucid. Overall, this has been a great read! Loved it!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hailey

    I was looking for a guilty pleasure read and found this on KindleUnlimited. It was everything I was looking for. Hot faerie princes. Love triangle. Chosen girl. Evil queen. Deadly battle. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I felt like it tried to be something it wasn't. I think the author was trying to go for something similar to ACOTAR. While it had the tropes, it didn't have anything else. They are on two completely different levels. But as a guilty pleasure read? 5 stars. I was looking for a guilty pleasure read and found this on KindleUnlimited. It was everything I was looking for. Hot faerie princes. Love triangle. Chosen girl. Evil queen. Deadly battle. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I felt like it tried to be something it wasn't. I think the author was trying to go for something similar to ACOTAR. While it had the tropes, it didn't have anything else. They are on two completely different levels. But as a guilty pleasure read? 5 stars. I might come back and expand my review. Time will tell.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cassie | Lost In Tomes

    3.5 Stars This was such a fun, easy read! I always love a good fae story. The writing style is pretty simple but I was actually surprised by how detailed this was. Yes the plot was predictable (at least to me) but the characters were complex, world building was solid and we had a great magic system. The romance is also sweet and slower moving. We end on a high note and I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series in the future. The perfect fluffy fantasy read. Content Notes: - Some Stron 3.5 Stars This was such a fun, easy read! I always love a good fae story. The writing style is pretty simple but I was actually surprised by how detailed this was. Yes the plot was predictable (at least to me) but the characters were complex, world building was solid and we had a great magic system. The romance is also sweet and slower moving. We end on a high note and I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series in the future. The perfect fluffy fantasy read. Content Notes: - Some Strong Language - Grief/Suicide - Mental Illness - Kissing & Sex Scenes (mild)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Allie (alliewithbooks)

    This was my first book finished of 2020! I won’t go too far into my thoughts, but this book was just okay. It was satisfactory and wasn’t too horribly problematic or amazingly good. I will say there were some moments of slut shaming, but I think it was only two or three comments in the beginning. There is some sexual content, but it’s not super explicit, so take from that what you will. Overall it was a solid three stars and a good audiobook. I’m already starting the second book because I’m intr This was my first book finished of 2020! I won’t go too far into my thoughts, but this book was just okay. It was satisfactory and wasn’t too horribly problematic or amazingly good. I will say there were some moments of slut shaming, but I think it was only two or three comments in the beginning. There is some sexual content, but it’s not super explicit, so take from that what you will. Overall it was a solid three stars and a good audiobook. I’m already starting the second book because I’m intrigued to see what happens next.

  30. 4 out of 5

    ⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆

    I'm mad for faeries. I actually really enjoy the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and generally find myself interested by anything that rings of classic scary-faerie style lore. Two Princes of Summer isn't a bad read (it's leagues better than A Dance With Darkness), but there are several things that worked against the book. I think of this story more as literary candy to sate a particular craving for faerie-based books. If it wasn't about faeries, I'd probably not really care. The basic idea i I'm mad for faeries. I actually really enjoy the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and generally find myself interested by anything that rings of classic scary-faerie style lore. Two Princes of Summer isn't a bad read (it's leagues better than A Dance With Darkness), but there are several things that worked against the book. I think of this story more as literary candy to sate a particular craving for faerie-based books. If it wasn't about faeries, I'd probably not really care. The basic idea is compelling and overall this book is at least trying to have a characters and plot, but it is, again, weighted down by the heroine and its simplicity. Scarlett has some good things going for her, but she didn't strike me as all that likeable. The author wanted her to be generally sympathetic in her flaws, but she just came off as bratty a lot of time, the way she made herself miserable about a guy because of her own insecurities but then... is a bitch when he gets a new girlfriend? Like you can't decide to break up with him yourself and then punish him. That's a selfish, dumb bitch sort of move. Scarlett's thing with boys was kind of off putting, especially since she slut shames other girls. Like Scarlett you can't vapidly date boys because you like being fawned over and then call any other girl who likes flirting or who happens to date one of your ex-boyfriends a bimbo. She's also really bratty to her sister, though her sister is bratty and takes a lot of low blows right back. I did like the turmoil she felt about her mother's death, the grief mixed with the relief that creates this huge feeling of self-loathing and guilt, that's powerful and I like that Scarlett is written to have felt complexly about her mom. I also liked that Scarlett eventually grows more of a backbone and doesn't just submit to Cade again and again. But god she can be so weirdly off putting with what she does. I don't know. I don't particularly like her even if there are things she did or felt or believed that I could relate to. Cade and Raith were interesting in their characterizations and distinct enough that they each had their own personalities; Raith is more of a loner and isn't above petty jabs but has a more kindly view of the world and has a sense of honor, while Cade strives to be a golden boy and obeys his mother to dangerous ends, believing in the end that he's doing the right thing even if it doesn't feel that way. I also feel like Kaelum will become a bigger part of the story in later books. I think Scarlett's sister and best friend were token characters tossed in to fulfill the family and friend connection slot because of course she needed someone in her life that she cared enough about so that they could be used against her. Maybe they get more in other books, but in this one Ashleigh was just to cause conflict and Natalie was just there to create a reason for Scarlett to make a deal with Raith. The story isn't bad, but it's very simplistic and has been done before multiple times, often with much more substance and character development. You can immediately tell that Kassandra has ulterior motives and is probably the main evil antagonist and that she's pulling Cade's strings and that Raith will be the like one Scarlett cares for most and that a lot of the fighting will boil down to "we want more power, we're going to cause problems amongst the courts in that pursuit" now that Cade has the throne and Kassandra is calling the shots and Raith and Scarlett, who is now apparently all faerie, will be vital in going against the details of that particular "make the summer court the most powerful" plan. Although those are spoilers, I feel like these elements are so obvious once you're somewhat into the story that you can see them coming a mile away. Still, I'm currently at least curious as to where things are going, seeing as this series has 5 more books in it. I'm hoping that this means things start to develop more and that the six way slice isn't just a serialization tactic to suck out more money from Kindle users. I got all 6 in a book box on sale, so I can say that 99 cents for the series makes me feel a bit more kind, but I would definitely not drop $4 on this. It's more of a free to 99 cent kind of story if you ask me, and at that price it was a decent read. If you like faeries and want something that's more simple and straightforward, I recommend it. There are a lot of mentions that I'd consider mature content; mentions of lust and sex (which isn't graphic it's fade to black with acknowledgement that it happened) being the most prominent. We do have multiple scenes of kissing and basic fondling/embracing sort of stuff. Scarlett is like 18-19 and Cade is like 19 and Raith is like 21, so despite the simplicity of things this seems to be targeting a more mature YA audience or the NA audience without tipping the scale into graphic sex scenes.

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