These Hollow Vows By Lexi Ryan Book Review

These Hollow Vows By Lexi Ryan Book Review

For a book that was almost a Did Not Finish I couldn’t put it down by the end.

These Hollow Vows was touted as a new ACTAR, so I decided to give it a go, even though I hate love triangles. It actually started out more like Thrown Of Glass (boring – the book, not the series), but luckily I stuck with it and was rewarded when the pace picked up.

The Plot

Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court. Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm. Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.

The Review

So why was this almost a DNF. I rarely DNF, I’m stubborn and like to finish things. My last was The Crown Of Gilded Bones, because it gave me rage over so many things. These Hollow Vows just started silly. She was meant to be a great thief but didn’t seem so great. She kept on doing really stupid things and needing to be saved. It was one of those stories where she lived in poverty with no time for herself, but was always beautiful, even though she didn’t know it. And every guy just seemed to think so was oh so special.

It was also really PG-13 to begin with. When someone says it’s like ACTAR I expect sex appeal and there was almost nothing for ages. I was feeling pretty bored with it all. Luckily it did get a bit more spicy towards the end, and there was even some sex.

Luckily I stuck it out and things began to become interesting. I enjoyed the building tension between Finn and Brie, as well as the sweet relationship building between her and Bash. I didn’t hate the love triangle too much, but it was pretty obvious who she was meant to end up with I thought.

The twist at the end was actually a good one, and really left it on an exciting cliffhanger. I was glad I had the second book to dive straight into.


Overall I enjoyed These Hollow Vows. The beginning needed some work, but luckily I stuck it out and then found myself hooked and trying to read it in any moment I could.

— Bliss
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