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Special thanks to NetGalley and Flame Tree Press for the ARC copy they provided.

Unfortunately, I just did not feel enough of a pull to read this book, and I did not finish it in time to leave a review before the publication date.

I read about 19% of Brittle and it is a well written book with a strong and well throughout main character I became invested in. The story was engaging, and, despite being one among many faerie stories, I do want to know what happens at the end. When I have more time, I will finish Brittle and leave a longer, more in-depth review.
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Interesting magical system, however it took nearly 1/3 of the book for me to get interested in the plot. Pacing could use work.
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Where did this comparison with Carissa Broadbent come from? I don't see it AT ALL. Overall, it was not great, the pacing was very off, the characters either annoying or so insignificant I didn't bother to remember their name. The plot was stupid and I just did. not care. 1 star.
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I liked this fantasy- but I feel like it was a bit basic, not super memorable. There was tons of action and the flow went nicely, but I feel like the characters fell a bit flat. Not my favorite, but not a hate either.
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I flew though that book! Verve is such a firecracker and really like her determination. I could feel her passion coming out of the pages.
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Brittle by Beth Overmyer is an interesting fae fantasy with a typical worldbuilding of both human and fae realms, Verity (Verve) is also a typical heroine trope in my opinion with secret powers and a reluctant hero syndrome that made her a bit whiny sometimes. There are multiple men in love with he.  (of course) and she gets herself into more trouble than it seems she should be able to. I feel like the first half of the book was so slow that I lost interest before it got to the better parts. It would have been a quick read if not for that. Overall I felt like I had already read this book before but just with different character names.
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thank you to netgalley for the advanced reading copy. I really enjoyed this and will be getting copies for my shop.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Flame Tree Press for providing me a digital advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have been in a bit of slump this past year and this book managed to pick my interest enough that I finished it in two days. It is such a fun read that still includes an riveting mystery, an intricate world building and magic system that is easy to understand. 

With that ending, I cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series. 

Definitely recommend reading this book if you are looking for a fun easy read.
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Really awesome read! Really different for me and really nicr to read. It was a really good book with an amazing setting and amazing characters
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this ebook. 

This book started with an interesting premise and intriguing characters, but it quickly lost its pace. It felt like it did not have a clear objective, besides making the readers fall for the “villain”. 

It would benefit from a developmental editor as the book has potential!
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The cover is beautiful! However, the pacing was sluggish and unfortunately I could not continue the book past 30%. DNFed.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an e-ARC copy of this book, in exchange for this honest review.
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC!

Interesting worldbuilding and decent writing, but this book suffered from a slagging pace that left me struggling to engage. The romance was also too quick to build and therefore not believable
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Thank you, Netgalley, for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review. A fae fantasy Brittle is in the perspective of Verve, our main character. I was really intrigued by the cover of this book and was looking forward to a fantasy story. The first couple of chapters were very hopeful, but after a while, the pacing felt off to me. I found i was not invested in the romance situation, and I had a hard time relating or liking the main character all that much. I wanted to enjoy this but felt like I was pushing myself to read through it the majority of the time. Unfortunately, I will not be picking up the rest of the series.
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I thought the concept of the book was good.  There was good character development and world building.  Verve was somewhat interesting as a MFC, she was witty and didn’t fall into situations readers see coming but the main character doesn’t.  Some parts of the book got long without much happening and then a lot would happen in a few pages.  This pace kept me turning the page I just wish there was more content throughout instead of all at once and then long periods without much happening.  I also felt like the MFC and MMC fell in love fast without much buildup to make it believable.  Overall a good fantasy only read.
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A fae story that was very enjoyable!

I liked the beautiful writing and the characters. The fae in this world are scary and aloof, and I always liked that take on them, because it made them eerie and scary. I enjoyed this one, because the plot was well laid out and very layered. The banter between the characters was great, and although the romance was okay, it still made for an enjoyable read.

Thanks to the publishers and netgalley for the e-arc!
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It has lots of the ACOTAR series vibes.
It has a good plot twist and what happens at the end is... justice.
I hope you are already planning what happens next.
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Flametree Press is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishers - this cover is amazing!
This is a good start to a new fantasy series - I'm looking forward to the next book to answer some lingering questions.
I love my female MCs strong, feisty and fierce - Verve definitely lived up to her name. Great characters, enjoyed the imagery.
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Thank you Netgalley and Flame Tree Press for a digital arc in exchange for an honest review. 

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The reason I had requested an arc of this book was because the premise seemed completely up my alley! For fans of Carissa Broadbent? Fae, political drama, FMC is a heroine and stolen away to a land of faeries? Seemed perfect. 

Unfortunately, I had some issues with this book. 

If you like love triangles, and fae and magic, you may enjoy this read. 

However, for me, I felt that the pacing was very difficult to follow along, it dragged on so to speak, and the characters seemed a little one dimensional. It was difficult to understand the motives behind their actions. The love triangle and romance was incredibly underwhelming as I did not understand what brought these characters together; everything seemed forced. I also experienced confusion in regards to the magic system and the laws. The ending was very rushed.
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Brittle by Beth Overmyer - unrated. 

Unfortunately, I just couldn't continue with this story. I got to 35% and I couldn't go any further. Overmyer has great expectations from me should a bit more editing and not as a rushed story be placed. 

For reasons of not being able to finish, I feel it is unfair to rate. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Flame Tree Press for allowing me to read this ARC - this is an HONEST review from my own personal opinion.
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First Impression: "This premise sounds exciting! Oh, I like this beginning..."
Second Impression (aka Part One): "I've got icky Tamlin vibes."
Third Impression: "Now we're talking!"
Final Impression: "Huh. Well, that chapter took a turn."

Listen, this book is definitely unique so I will give the author that. If you like political Fae intrigue and you like a prophecy that makes for a strong female MC, then absolutely check this book out! If you're prone to comparing Fae books to ACOTAR, then either check yourself or stay away from this book. I say that, because I (a firm believer that every book brings something unique to the table) kept thinking that Part One was too much like ACOTAR.

Now, Part Two is where things take a delightful turn. I really enjoyed Verve's time on the run/in hiding. There's a lot of tender doting on Verve by the male in this section, and there's further exploration into fae laws and magic.

Part Two was so fantastic that I would have ranked this book higher - except - the last chapter... I don't understand why somebody so big and scary could have such a tiny role in this book. Nor do I understand why Verve 2.0 is great at something when it matters most/is most convenient. Somehow she was suddenly skilled.. I don't like that. That ending was far too easy for me, and it was a bit of a let-down.

Overall, I'm glad I read this book. I think people who have never read ACOTAR will love it!
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