Hello book lovelies and welcome to my tour stop from the wonderful new fantasy – Master of One by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett. This book tour is being hosted by the lovely people at TBR and Beyond Tours and I am very excited to be participating.
- Genre: YA Fantasy.
- Publisher: Harper Teen.
- Release Date: November 10th 2020
- Representation: All queer cast of characters.
- My Rating: ★★★★☆
Master of One tells the story of a group of people tasked with finding the missing pieces of a great weapon built by fae- who, all but one- were wiped out by the human Queen and her sorcerers. Oh and the missing pieces are all alive…
Master of One was everything I’ve ever wanted in a fantasy. Not only do we get a plot full of twists with complex world building but at the heart of story we have the SWEETEST slow burn- THE YEARNING !!- queer romance between Rags- one sassy thief, who is prone to cuss every five seconds– and Shining Talon- the fae who shouldn’t exist.
“I have never imagined Such experiences,” Shining Talon said. “Being with you is a marvel.”
“Ugh.” Rags ignored the twist beneath his ribs that told him he was pleased.”
As someone who loves romance more than she thought- yes I was shipping Shining Talon and Rags throughout the whole book and I loved their interactions- even with the stress of the plot. For the grumpy x sunshine lovers- this one is for you. It makes it even better that the human is the grumpy one.
In addition to the romance, I loved our cast of characters. I feel like Master of One- even though many things happened- was a very character driven book over all. We get to know and love characters such as, Cabhan; tired solder who wants to do what’s right. Inis; strong, stubborn and ferocious. She who will do anything to protect the rest of her family, even work for her enemies. Rags; sassy, crude, and wondering why this fae keeps risking his life for him. Shining Talon; the leader, sunshine in fae form, currently head over heels for a certain thief, and Somhairle; lonely prince who must pick between his mother and what’s right. The side characters are just as developed as our main characters and I LOVED One, two and three- yes they are their names!
The magic system was very unique and I loved the play on mirrors and glass. The book had the perfect blend of enchanted fae magic and regular sorcery.
Master of One was a fascinating debut and (I hope) first book. The story was set up really well and I loved that even though there’s questions to be answered, we’re not left on a cliffhanger. I’m already highly anticipating the sequel.
“Don’t pay attention to what you can’t do. Remember what you can.”
“She needed her rage, had donned it like armor.”
“Shining Talon had a presence, a gravity, the glowed with trustworthy brightness.”
“-only it reminded her too much of herself. Never steady. Burning until there was nothing left to burn.”
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About The Authors.
Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett are married co-authors (without wanting to divorce yet) who live in Brooklyn with 8 cats. Danielle is from Victoria, British Columbia, and works freelance as an independent editor, proofreader and plagiarism checker. Jaida is a native New Yorker. Their published work includes four novels from the Volstovic Cycle, in addition to their many twitter rants on intersectional feminism and the NYC subway system. COMING FALL 2020 FROM HARPERTEEN: MASTER OF ONE.
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