Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer

Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)

"If Janet Evanovich teamed with a young adult, fairy-tale author like Marissa Meyer (the Lunar Chronicles) or Alex Flinn (Beastly), the result might be something like Christina Bauer’s Wolves and Roses.." Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case,...

Details Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)

TitleWolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherMonster House Books, LLC
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Shapeshifters, Werewolves

Reviews Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)

  • Jen (in her Unicorn Bubble)
    ***4.5/5 Stars***Wolves and Roses captivated my attention with unique ideas, characters that I quickly loved and a story-line that was tons of fun! I was hoping to pick up a book that was entertaining and enjoyable, and by that first page I knew I had found the exact book I was looking for. So if you adore paranormal romance that has a strong and snarky heroine, a fabulous best friend, a swoon worthy guy and a mystery that pulls you in, then def...
  • Dianne
    Seems like Bryar Rose should have been living a fairy tale life, but the “template” for her life was nothing like what she wants for herself. Face it, Bryar Rose was NOT princess material, she has no interest in the “prince” her three aunts had chosen for her to marry. What she wants is to live like the normal humans, go to a normal high school and leave all this magical stuff behind. Her true passion lay in studying the mysteries of cert...
  • Amy Leigh
    This book is so amazing! I finished it in one day because I couldn't put it down! Now I am really excited for the next book in this series. Christina Bauer skillfully wrote this young adult fantasy with well rounded characters and settings adding intrigue and mystery. The premise for this book is fantastic and with the way it ends there is so much she can do with this story. Magic is leaving the world. Humans live side by side with Magicoriums (s...
  • Kirsti
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book.So it happened, my first Netgalley book that I didn't actually like -wince- it was bound to happen eventually, but it was a shame it was this one. It sounds like something I would like, but I just didn't click with this book, and from the very beginning. I'll try and sort out the mess that is my feelings about this book. Basically we get a complicated magic world where faer...
  • Lillian ᴥ Cloud 9 Books
    ***** 4 Stars *****Wolves and Roses is a great beginning to a wonderful series! I had so much fun. Prepare for werewolves, fairies, and wizards. Bryar Rose is a special girl. Her life follows a sleeping beauty template. To stay awake, she has to use a special inhaler provided by her fairy godmothers. She is also betrothed to marry an arrogant man on her 18th birthday. Of course she wants to break her sleepy curse, but she doesn't want to marry Pr...
  • Cheryl Whitty
    Review to Come
    It’s always a risk when reading a book that made you curious even without taking in consideration those enough times when you didn’t enjoy an author highly praised by many others. The mix of shifters, fairies, witches (plus others) and the main character who wants to be just human… is all there is need it to walk the thin line that separates the good from the bad stories. But let’s be fair, “follow a fairy tale life template” (not a r...
  • Alex (Alex Can Read)
    I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review first appeared on my blog at https://alexcanread.wordpress.com/201... I love fairy tales. I love fresh, fun retellings of fairy tales – especially when they’re all mashed together. Wolves and Roses is just that kind of story.Bryar Rose is a Sleeping Beauty life template, her bestie Elle is a Cinderella life template, and wizards, witches, fairies, and shapeshifter...
  • Angela Jones-Cuéllar
    pooled ink Reviews: This was definitely a different take on fairy tales than anything else I’ve ever read. The story takes classic well-known fairy tales and combines them with our modern world to create an interesting paranormal fusion.I feel that there are aspects that could be improved and polished, but I do think that the author is onto a really cool idea and obviously it had me captivated enough to read the whole book. I think it was mostl...
  • Jeraca
    I received this free eARC novel from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Bryar Rose is supposed to live the life of Sleeping Beauty - you know? Cursed to sleep until Prince Charming shows up and saves the day? Instead, Bry is a failed fairy tale. She takes medicine to fight off the sleep curse that she has, and her three godmothers already have her prince lined up: Philpot. Except Bryar doesn't want to be Sleeping Beauty. She definitely d...
  • Cassie C
    Review to come!Update 10/12/17:See more reviews on my blog Novels and NecklacesActual rating: 3.5 starsI was excited to begin reading this story from Christina Bauer after reading the synopsis. I'm a big fan of paranormal romance, plus this seemed like it offered a unique twist on fairytales. While I did like it for the most part, there were a couple things that fell a little flat for me, which meant I couldn't give the book a higher rating. Rega...
  • Felicitia
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.Wolves and Roses is something else. The moment I found out that this book involves paranormal creatures living in a fairytale template I know that I'm definitely in. The whole concept was very intriguing, although I did have a little bit of hard time understanding the time when the story was set and how it fits with our real time (as in whether it's set in the past, present, future or...
  • Hetal
    Wolves and Roses is the telling of a sleeping beauty who in, in fact, no sleep beauty. If you're looking for a twist on fairy tales with some dashing dudes and a romance-driven book yet has all the ferocity girl power has to offer, look no farther.In the world of Magicorum, special individuals follow a fairytale template. For Briar Rose, she is a Sleeping Beauty Template. This means her life is settled. There should be thorns, and 3 fairies, a pr...
  • USOM
    This was an enjoyable read. It had interesting characters, especially Bryar Rose and her best friend. The plot was always surprising. But it didn't captivate me. I never felt like I had to finish it and now having done so, I don't feel like I NEED to read the sequel. It was entertainment on a surface level, which is totally okay if you're looking for that, but I was missing depth, character intrigue, character turmoil, something to elevate this f...
  • Hypable Books
    Read our full review on Hypable!Right from the get-go the synopsis of Wolves and Roses had me hooked on finding out where this story was going to go. I will say that it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, I thought it would very much be about fairy tales. In reality, the book is so much more than that.The book was packed with lots of action, adventure, and more romance than I was expecting from a YA novel. It actually reminds me of paranormal ...
  • Jen
    Although I had hoped Wolves and Roses would be a fun YA fantasy, the book didn't actually deliver. Simplistic romance with fairies, werewolves, and witches--supposedly following fairy tale templates.I always enjoy YA books by Sarah J. Maas, Megan Whalen Turner, Maggie Stiefvater, and Kelly Armstrong, but all of the preceding have great character development, excellent writing, and exciting plots. Wolves and Roses failed on all three. Others liked...
  • -RadioActiveBookWorm-
    Goodreads Synopsis:Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.“Should” being the key word.Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or wo...
  • Kim Dyer
    Actual score: 3.5 out of 5I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this novel, as I'm not generally a fan of paranormal romances. Wolves and Roses was a fantastically original novel set in a world where magical beings (known as the Magicorum) lived side by side with ordinary humans. The novel was quick to set the scene with Bryar Rose - a girl destined to live out the lifestyle - battling her destiny as she truly had little interest in a pri...
  • Diana Petrova
    I received this ARC in exchange for my honest opinions.As soon as I started reading this book, I immediately felt like it reminded me of something. It took me a while to realize what it was, but the beginning really has the same vibe as the movie Ella Enchanted with Ann Hathaway. Or at least I think so. We have all these cool characters who are supposed to be living their lives according to these templates that they have been dealt. For example, ...
  • Tania
    -ARC kindly offered by Xpresso Book Tours and author in exchange for an honest review-I want you to know. Since I was a child I always desired Sleeping Beauty’s life. Sleeping to be awaken by the kiss of a handsome boy. Can you imagine something more beautiful of this?! xDUnfortunately this was not the case of Bryar Rose, who fall asleep for eternity and is awaken by her good-looking prince. She want to be a normal girl with normal desire, but ...
  • Nicole
    I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!This novel was much better than I expected it to be and I enjoyed it. If you think you know your fairy tale characters, think again. Nothing is ever as it seems and there are multiple plot twists in this modern day novel. Each character has secrets, ones they know and ones yet to be discovered. There is magic and fairies and werewolves....oh my!! The story is told from first pe...
  • Kelly
    3.5Bryar Rose is a girl who is a little kick butt but also a little something else. She was adopted by 3 fairies and is homeschooled and goes to a group therapy. She knows of the magic world she lives in but she is just a human in it. Or so she thinks. Her fairy mothers are a little overbearing and can’t wait till she turns 18 and marries Philpot (what kind of name is that anyways??). She is happy just sneaking around with her best friend (Elle...
  • Lilly
    First of all thanks to INscribe Digital and Christina Bauer for a chance to read an arc of this book via Netgalley.I stumbled across this book because of the cover. I simply love wolves!Title and description are equally promising. And I was not disappointed. In fact what I thought after reading this was something like: "Hey, that was the type of book you have longed to read for quite a while now." Love, no triangles and a nice story.I did not wan...
  • Adrienne
    I received this book via a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.Loved this book! I thought it was amazing, and I'm pretty sure I found my new favorite author. Can't wait for the sequel! I thought the story was interesting in that characters that are members of the Magicorum follow fairy tale "life templates," such as the heroine Bryar Rose who is supposed to follow a "Sleeping Beauty" life template. The only problem is that she is failing terribly at h...
  • Elizabeth
    Bryar Rose believes she's a Sleeping Beauty template and all she wants is a normal high school career and to stop falling asleep every so often. She believes she's cursed, she's told she's a failure in her template, she's expected to marry Philpot. Bryar Rose is none of these. I enjoyed the fact that Bryar Rose may swoon over the love interest, but the story doesn't revolve around a guy. He exists and it's there, but Bryar Rose doesn't focus all ...
  • LilistarReads
    Wolves and roses is a fun modern look at fairy tale retellings, it will keep the reader absorbed right from the start.Wolves and roses centers around 2 strong female characters, Bryar and Elle, they have a great friendship and always positively support each other. What the reader learns about Bryar and Elle will definitely take them by suprise.The romance element of the book is not the central focus and when it is present it is always positive, t...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    I received a digital ARC of this novel courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours and Author Christina Bauer in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. Will post full review when complete.