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Court Of Twilight by Mareth Griffith (Court Of Twilight Book 1) Review

Hi Foreverbookers, 

Did you have a good Christmas? I know I did! 

I’ve just finished “Court Of Twilight” by Mareth Griffith, which was okay. It’s quite a simple story that takes a slight twist on fairy lore. 

3 Stars! 

NetGalley granted me a review e-arc of “Court Of Twilight”, so it’s thanks to them that I was able to read it. I actually only requested it because of the dazzling cover, so I’m glad I enjoyed it. Court Of Twilight released on 17th October 2017, so it’s available to purchase now...

“Court Of Twilight” is set in Ireland, and we follow a character called Ivy who finds things that don’t add up with her best friend. Ivy happens across a guy we learn is called Hunzu. He, along with another couple of characters lead Ivy into a fantasy world...

Spoilers below...

The story starts with Ivy who’s living with her best friend, Demi. Demi is a plant extremist and keeps a lot of them at their house,

“The most annoying thing about Demi has to be the houseplants”. It goes into explain just how many houseplants Demi actually owns! 

Ivy just thinks this is normal behaviour for Demi to begin with. It’s not until Ivy sees Hunzu outside their house that she starts to question things. Hunzu and Ivy have an interesting relationship. I could tell this from their first interaction. 

“Hunzu”, he repeated, louder and slower. “Didn’t I say that already?”
“You did” said Ivy. “But I don’t know what it means”
“It doesn’t mean anything” said the man with a snort. It’s a name. My name to be precise. Most of the time Hunzu means me”

These interactions between Ivy and Hunzu continue throughout “Court Of Twilight”. I can see a really good dynamic developing between the two characters in the future books, that I’m all here for. 

After the introductions Ivy learns that Hunzu is in fact a Trow (a faerie like creature). I enjoyed learning about the Trows and how they were different to humans. When Ivy learns that Demi is too, a trow, suddenly things start making sense, why there are so many plants in the flat where they live, and why Demi doesn’t answer the door, as well. Ivy also learns that Demi is the “King” of the Trows. This perturbed me a bit, because a female should be a Queen not a King. The King of the Trows has always died because an evil force known as the Enemy has shown up. All Ivy wants to do is save Demi...does she though, you’ll have to read to find out! 

What did I like about “Court Of Twilight”?

I liked the fae element. It brought something interesting to the story.

I’ve seen other reviewers complain about how the fantasy elements are mixed with non fantasy elements. This didn’t bother me at all. When you think about it, other much popular authors do this as well. 

I liked the characters and their interactions with each other. I actually thought “Court Of Twilight” would be a plot based story based on the title, but for me it was more so, a character lead story. 

I liked how it was set in Ireland, which we don’t really see much of in YA books. It brought something different to the table. I always like to see authors trying new things in their writing. This, I feel was that. 

What didn’t I like about “Court Of Twilight”?

I didn’t like how much unnecessary prose there was. I found myself skipping over quite a bit of the writing and I found I could still follow the story, fine, meaning “Court Of Twilight” could have been a much shorter story. 

I didn’t like how the term “King” was used for female royalty. “King” is quite often mentioned, as well so this annoyed me slightly. 

Will I be reading the sequel? I think so...

Have you read this book? What did you think? 


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