Review // Furyborn by Claire Legrand

 

Before I say anything… can we please just admire this cover? It’s so freaking beautiful!

furyborn claire legrandGoodreads Summary: When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

Indigo | Amazon | Goodreads

This review is long overdue (I read the book in May… heh), but I’m determined to get this (and many others) posted. While I thought the concept of this novel was brilliant and fresh, I do have some problems with the way the story rolled out. You can also catch my brief first-thoughts post on Instagram here.

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Review // To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christos

Haha, hi. After not posting anything for three months, I reappear to write this review rather than work on my four papers due by the end of the month.

This is actually one of the first new books I’ve read in 2018, back in January. Based on that, I think my year in terms of literature is off to a good start! This is also the first book I have reviewed in detail for a long time… please excuse its ramble-y nature. I’m easing into it.

to kill a kingdomGoodreads SummaryPrincess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

Release Date: March 6th, 2018

Indigo | Amazon | Goodreads

Let’s dive (hi new people, I’m very funny) into this review…

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Welcome to the rebirth of my blog! Here I will be posting book reviews/recaps, more in-depth reviews to accompany the ones uploaded to my book Instagram, alongside some other entries that come to mind later down the road! If you enjoy this content, I would really appreciate it if you liked and subscribed to my email list. Thanks so much, and welcome aboard!

Danielle