Amber & Dusk

Amber & Dusk

Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies. So Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never sets, to take what is hers. B Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called h...

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Title:Amber & Dusk
Author:Lyra Selene
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1338210033
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Amber & Dusk Reviews

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jan 14, 2019
    ?We are only as blind as the things we refuse to see.? Me staying up late to read this book: But honestly, this was such a delightful read. Now, I won't go as far as to say this book is free of tropes. Because it isn't. However, it manages to use some of the typical ...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Sep 24, 2018
    Amber and Dusk stars Sylvie, a poor orphan, who has been raised by very strict nuns. We are told from the outset that she has been bullied and tormented by others because she is different. She has special powers that she believes means that she is meant for greater things. The good: th...
  • Taylor
    Jun 03, 2019
    My Rating/Score: 4 out of 5 Stars on Goodreads' rating system. 8 out of 10 on my own personal scoring system. ...
  • Lisa
    Jul 29, 2018
    I LOVED all the machinations and court intrigue that drove the plot and kept me guessing. Sylvie is at once a cunning and ambitious character who is still somehow sympathetic and endearing. I absolutely couldn't get enough of the world origin story - the sun chasing the moon and Mer...
  • Jillian Reynolds (Jillian Loves Books)
    Jan 27, 2019
    2019's first installment of: I READ THIS BOOK SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO! WHY COULDN'T YOU JUST BE A BETTER BOOK?! To whoever is reading this review: Imma need to warn you of three things before you scroll any further: 1) This is an angry review, don't come here looking for nicetie...
  • Adela Cacovean
    Feb 05, 2019
    So lyrical and serene, full of wonders and... mirage. :) Also... where is the FANART? I need that in my life, for reals. ...
  • Lyra
    Oct 08, 2018
    I wrote this book to be everything I want to read: Prose that tastes like sugared secrets. An impossible, intoxicating world--bright to look at but dark to behold. Ball gowns and courtly politics and sarcastic banter and hidden motives. A plot that fits together like brok...
  • Nastassja
    Dec 01, 2018
    ?I will not sit idly by while the world changes around me. I don?t know whether my blood is a gift or a curse. And I don?t relish breaking the world in order to remake it the way I see it. But I will if I have to. Does that make me a monster?? Such moments make me wish I was ...
  • Kelli Fischer
    Dec 18, 2018
    3.5 stars The story was gripping from early on, with an extremely promising plot filled with magic. The romantic tension and villain building were on point, and ultimately allowed me to overlook aspects of the world that didn?t fully live up to its potential. From the start, S...
  • Arika
    Jan 06, 2019
    Why?aren?t?more?people?talking?about?this?book? Positives: + Beautiful, rich language that matches the romantic, fantastical setting of the world. Each description painted a beautiful picture that was a lush treat to imagine. + Although Amber and Dusk looks...
  • ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω
    Jan 31, 2019
    I'll admit I had high expectations for this book and it didn't entirely deliver. I wasn't blown away or wowed out of my chair. That isn't to say that I didn't still enjoy it, because I did. I just wanted/hoped for a bit more. It still gets a solid 4 stars and I'm definitely looking for...
  • jessica
    Jan 07, 2019
    this appears to be one of those books that is flying completely under the radar at the moment. i probably wouldnt have even read this, let alone known about this, had it not been the book choice for decembers owlcrate. but this honestly deserves sooo much more attention. because thi...
  • Petrichorus
    Dec 03, 2018
    I don't know why I bothered. The main character is unlikable. The love interests are mildly unlikable. The writing is bogged down with metaphors that aren't necessary. ...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Jan 23, 2019
    DNF about 100 pages in From what I read, I hated the purple prose writing, lack of character development and horrible world building. This book just wasn't for me. Too bad, it has such a pretty cover. ...
  • Vaso
    Jun 13, 2019
    Sylvie is an outcast. Because of her power to create illusions she's been called a witch. Therefore, she is trying to earn her place in the Amber court. Is any of what she finds there what she was hoping and aching for? Author is initially developing the story in a slow pace, but aft...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 14, 2018
    Owlcrate Unboxing! Click link below the picture to see the awesome goodies! THE GOODIES LINK I reckon I will leave it at 3 since I can?t really decide. Sigh.... Happy Reading!! Mel ???? ...
  • Rebecca Wash
    Dec 08, 2018
    Loved! So much happens and I'm dying for the next book. Sunder was an amazing character! ...
  • Tara ☽
    Dec 30, 2018
    Purple Prose noun Prose that is too elaborate or ornate. ? That?s straight off google, baby! I recently criticised The Gilded Wolves for having writing that leans too much toward style over substance. Purple prose. Here?s the thing: I think there are stories where purple...
  • Roshani Chokshi
    Oct 23, 2017
    Full disclosure: Lyra is a dear friend of mine and also one of my brilliant critique partners. Which means that I was lucky enough to read this book in draft! It's outstanding. Lyra's characters are full of heart. Her setting (think sexier Versailles) brims with enchantment. The worldb...
  • Molly
    Dec 29, 2018
    This book is all kinds of ridiculous. I honestly should've DNF'd this thing and moved on but I'd already read more than half the book before I realized I was starting to despise it and I figured I should just finish it to see how weird the ending would be. I'm still salty about this bo...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Dec 10, 2018
    DNF at 32% (page 118). The writing is periodically pretty, but the cookie-cutter protagonist and whisper-thin stakes aren't compelling enough to keep the pages turning. ...
  • Minni Mouse
    Jan 05, 2019
    If you liked The Cruel Prince, I can almost guarantee you'll like this one as well. For a debut YA fantasy author, it's a good book with an engaging beginning, a decent world building with a both cultural and dystopian-esque tone, and an admirably subtle shift toward a feminist appro...
  • Erin ღYour YA Readerღ
    Dec 23, 2018
    EEEEK!!! ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Nov 13, 2018
    3.5 stars Unlike the last 3.5 I gave out, this I would round up to 4 stars on a whole number scale! Which is all the more important when we're looking at my crazy rating subtleties. I guess the first thing I should admit is that I did not have very high expectations for this. Whi...
  • Kris Kogane
    Dec 05, 2018
    Sunder, Sunder, Sunder. Sunder, a boy who makes Cardan seem like a gentle, gentle, gentleee flower. Sunder, Sunder, (?????) Sunder (?????)... oh, how I love thee. ...
  • Wilde
    Nov 27, 2018
    This book bored me to tears. Literally. And the MC is a TSTL selfish bitch of the highest order. She thinks she deserves everything because she can make illusions. It's her birth right, you see. People should just accept/respect her dusty ass because she's a poor man's "8" from Strange...
  • Allison C
    Dec 21, 2018
    Overall, I found the book's concept and everything interesting, but it was too predictable to be as enjoyable as it could have. ...
  • Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
    Nov 25, 2018
    For added gifs, you can also check out my review here! =) Preface: While I have some complaints about the heroine, I absolutely LOVED this book. Political scheming, a damaged antihero, and twists in the story combined to slingshot me through this novel. I?m officially willing t...
  • Geneviève (thefreckledbookworm)
    Jan 09, 2019
    "[...] an ignorant, unreliable, loudmouthed provincial with delusions of grandeur and an entitlement complex as big as this chteau?" This summarizes my feelings for this book ? and here's why : when I first started reading this book, I was intrigued by the promising world buil...
  • Bookish_Opinions
    Aug 07, 2018
    I really wanted to like this book. From the beginning I was drawn in by the unique descriptions and captivating imagery, it's clear this author is a very talented writer. (view spoiler)[ The book has LGBTQ+ representation which is a big draw for me (although it did feel a bit like a ch...