Ashley ARC Review – The Twice-Scorned Lady of Shadow (The Guild Codex: Unveiled #3 – Annette Marie)

The Twice-Scorned Lady of Shadow (The Guild Codex: Unveiled #3) – Annette Marie

FYI: This is the FOURTH series in the Guild Codex Universe, but can def be read without reading all the previously published (and in progress) GC series (though you’ll def want to! They all intersect, so the best option is to read all series, but as I said, this is the most ‘can-be-read-on-its-own’ book in the GC Universe so far! Here is the reading order, as per Annette Marie’s website. ENJOY! (you’re welcome in advance :))
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  • Age Group: 14+
  • Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy, Action, Slow-Burn Romance
  • Trigger Warnings: General violence (on page) –> other triggers TBA, comment if you want to ask about a specific TW in the meantime
  • Add on Goodreads, Buy Here

I’m learning to embrace who and what I am, but there’s one thing I can’t face: the night Zak betrayed me. But even with the mysteries of our shared past hanging between us, I can’t turn Zak away when he asks for my help.

Powerful fae are going missing, and when he tried to investigate, Lallakai vanished too. Now he wants me to venture with him into the territory of the Shadow Court, but its bloodthirsty courtiers don’t welcome meddling druids.

Danger is gathering around us, seen and unseen. As we uncover incomprehensible clues about the missing fae, we realize this nightmare runs deeper than we imagined, and unveiling it means delving into the past—our past.

If I abandon Zak now, he’ll never make it out alive. But if I stay at his side, if I face the truth of that night, it will destroy us both.

ARC copy provided in exchange for an honest review. This in no way changes my rating or review.

Star Rating: —>5 ACTION PACKED Stars 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟

Speaking of this literary gold, happy book publication/birthday (May 6th, 2022) to this treasure of a book & it’s wonderful Author, Annette!!!

Mmk so real time—I am literally SHAKING after reading this. I would rate it a million stars if I could, but alas. Hmm. Yeah, no, ACTUALLY… The thing is… (hehe this book is making me feel all dark & rebel-y) I do what I want, I’m feeling like breaking all the freaking rules… so unofficially this gets ALL OF THE STARS. EVERY SINGLE SHINY ONE OUT THERE.
(I’m feeling prickly as all hell right now haha; ”a lovable cactus”)😉

My God. This installment of Unveiled was eye-opening, full of a wide array of feelings, adventure, trust, betrayal, & I won’t lie, mostly BRUTAL AF, setting up for what I can only imagine will be one of the most epic finales that I have ever read. Marie expertly weaves in the tension until it is all consuming & then ends the book leaving you seething, just as her characters likely are. Some of them, anyway.

I thirst for vengeance, damn it! 😂

I refuse to despair; I’m just P I S S E D as all hell at a very many characters rn. BUT HOLY F*CK THIS.

There was SO SO MUCH FUN, EXCITEMENT, RESOLUTION, & TRUE HOPE, too, but as it was ripped away, my heart felt so many things, but I am left UNBREAKABLE, DAMN IT; I will bend, I will not break (as only an expert author can accomplish 😉) !

This was a truly gripping read from start to finish! Which is selling this short imo, but you’ll just have to read it to find out! Hehe. SERIOUSLY THOUGH— so BEYOND FANTASTIC!!!

I knew pain would likely ensue while reading this installment, and I sure got pain. 😅 IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. Like just trust me on this one. THE VENGEANCE WILL BE THAT MUCH SWEETER. 😏

[Cue end credits—in the words of TSwift…]
I’ve got a list of names, & yours is in red underlined,
I check it once, then I check it twice,
Ooh, look what you made me do,
Look what you made me do,
Look what you just made me do,
Look what you just made me do…


That’s all for now, folks! Go read this masterpiece & a half!!!! 1000 times over recommended!

Awed by Annette™️, everytime .

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