Marvels & Misfits by Scarlett Dawn – A Book Review

Posted July 24, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews / 3 Comments

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Marvels and Misfits

(A Trixie Towers Novel – Book 1)

by Scarlett Dawn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantasy Adventure
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

Down and Dirty

This is a FANTASTIC start to a new Fantasy / Urban Fantasy series. Fast paced and hysterical, I highly recommend it.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Death this way comes to souls who break Fae law. So it is written. So carved in blood. Mighty are the Fae who watch us all. 

I’m screwed. Royally screwed. Of all the ways to mess up, I picked a real gem this time—of the hot shifter sort. Especially because I’m the crowned elven princess.

A forbidden soul mating with the cruel King Athon was not why I attended the royal summit of magical races. Our kinds do not mix, as is written in death-blood. And I’ll be damned before I let some arrogant alpha tell me what to do, and for once I’m not talking about my father.

Now, I’m on the quest of a lifetime.
My crew of accomplices—sworn enemies. Including King Athon and my father. Our mission—retrieve ancient artifacts lost forever. Good luck there.

And if we fail?
No worries. The giants will crush the realm.

Between all the secrets and lies, my name is Trixie Towers; and that’s the only truth that won’t get me dead.

Thoughts on Marvels & Misfits


This is my first foray into a world created by Scarlett Dawn, but it will be far from my last. This fantasy adventure was simply fantastic! Fast paced, witty and full of life, I laughed even as I cheered… and cringed… for Trixie. She is wonderful, King Athon is annoyingly captivating and the relationships she has with the other royals is hysterical and a bucket full of snark fueled political drama. And the way she interacts with her father? Beyond perfect.


  • Funny, Funny, Funny!!
  • The best kind of enemies to lovers trope, and they are FAR from figuring anything out! Hide the knives.
  • Well written, this flows smoothly though I struggled to really understand the Blood Forest.
  • World building. It’s tossed morsel by morsel till the picture is clearer, but not complete.


  • A wait till book 2. Ah well. Perfection can not be rushed.


First Person, Single POV (With limited Multiple POV)

Ending Type

Episodic, Cliffhanger



Romantic Dynamic

M/F….. a very reluctant M/F

Character Age Range

30 to ???? (They are immortal and seemingly ageless)


5 out of 5 Stars

Get this book! It’s wonderful. Witty, snarky and action packed, it will keep you up reading long beyond your bedtime.

Published June 27th, 2019

256 Pages

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