Blog Tours, Book Reviews

Ironspark [C.M. McGuire – Blog Tour]

I am so thrilled to be bringing you my blog tour post for this awesome book. I saw the cover, and I just knew I had to read it. So I am going to be sharing with you some of thoughts on this book, along with some quotes which really resounded with me.

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A teen outcast must work together with new friends to keep her family and town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle in C.M. McGuires’s kick-butt paranormal YA debut, Ironspark.

For the past nine years, ever since a bunch of those evil Tinkerbells abducted her mother, cursed her father, and forced her family into hiding, Bryn has devoted herself to learning everything she can about killing the Fae. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use.

Then the Court Fae finally show up, and Bryn realizes she can’t handle this on her own. Thankfully, three friends offer to help: Gwen, a kindhearted water witch; Dom, a new foster kid pulled into her world; and Jasika, a schoolmate with her own grudge against the Fae.

But trust is hard-won, and what little Bryn has gained is put to the test when she uncovers a book of Fae magic that belonged to her mother. With the Fae threat mounting every day, Bryn must choose between faith in her friends and power from a magic that could threaten her very humanity.

Favorite quotes:

Somehow she was even lovelier in her fury, like a venomous snake 🐍

Maybe I’d get lucky and he would just brand me crazy and leave me the hell alone. 💕

These were the only two which stuck out to me. But I still think they are pretty awesome.

My thoughts on this book:

4 stars ⭐️

I thought this was a really fun book, and I enjoyed it immensely. I am a fan of fae and found this book to be fast paced and well done. I could not stop reading once I had started, and I thought it would make a really cool movie. Or TV show. Either way, I would love the heck out of whatever it was. Because this book is fabulous.

Bryn is a bad ass. She deals with a lot in her life and she takes it all with strife, never letting it stop her. I thought the way she was wanted to take care of her family was very admirable. She did not have all answers, but she wanted to care for her family. The execution of this was very heartfelt and relatable. At the end of the day, many people do not have all the answers. However, they do have the desire to make sure their loved ones are safe. This was very relatable, and it made me enjoy the book even more.

I thought the magic system was cool. It reminded me of like Holly Black and how there is magic in both worlds. But this is different since human and fae magic aren’t the same. Which was interesting to learn about. I usually like complicated magic systems and learning about the inner workings of the system, and I was sad that was not addressed more in this book. If there are more books to this, I would be eager to learn more about the magic system in detail. That is just a nerdy thing I like though.

I didn’t expect the ending, and now I am ready for the next book. I usually am hesitant about YA fantasy, but this book was so well done. I look forward to more in the future from C.M MCGuire and highly suggest this for fans of fae and fantasy books.


Thank you to SwoonReads for the eARC via NetGalley to enjoy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Meet the Author

When C.M. McGuire, author of Ironspark, was a child, she drove her family crazy with her nonstop stories. Lucky for them, she eventually learned to write and gave their ears a rest. This love of stories led her to college where she pursued history (semi-nonfictional storytelling), anthropology (where stories come from) and theater (attention-seeking storytelling). When she isn’t writing, she’s painting, crocheting, gardening, baking, and teaching the next generation to love stories as much as she does.

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A huge thank you to the TBR and Beyond Tours team for putting this together and letting me be a part of this. I hope y’all will enjoy this book as much as I did. Please let me know if you are planning to pick up this book, i would love to chat about it when you’re done.

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