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I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Disney-Hyperion
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    Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
    Shelves: my-books
    UPDATE 3/18/20
    After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the tour. Due to the CDC's recommendation to cancel or postpone events for 8 weeks, we don't want to risk the public safety of any reader. I'm so heartbroken to have to do this, but I hope that you still pre-order the book and share it!



    UPDATE 3/5/20
    I'M GOING ON TOUR! I hope I get to see you at one of the stops.


    UPDATE 11/27/19:
    We have ARCs! If you've like a chance at a copy request via Netgalley or
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    So much awesome in this. My heart cant take it.

    Review to come.
    May 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

    ...loosely based on the Spain of the 15th century, reimagining the Inquisition...

    Assassins Creed anyone?

    Nilufer Ozmekik
    I already gave my votive offerings to the Ancient Gods and performed ritual dances when I lost my hope of request's acceptance from my Fairy God Mother NetGalley and Goodreads Giveaway campaigns! It's torturous to wait for the normal release date. I wish I had a soul to sale for early reading chance of this book!

    And last minute update: I got rejection 🤦♀😰😰I should cancel my Disney Plus membership!! Oh, I am not member! Yes, thats a relief!!!😂😂😂
    Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc, 2020-books
    Thank you to the publishers for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    It took me a while to get into the book because not a lot was going on but the end is so fast paced that I burned through it. There were a lot of twists and while I was able to guess most of them, I stayed entertained. I also thought the magic with the use of memories and how that played out with the story was cool. That being said, I wish that the magic and world had been better
    Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    this sounds wicked af and Im so excited because inspired by Inquisition-era Spain HELLO TAKE MY MONEY??? Also Ive been dying to start reading something by this author for agessss so Im v excited ...more
    Kate (GirlReading)
    3.75* Of course the first fantasy I've read in months that's left me desperately needing more , is the one fantasy I have to wait over a year to even get close to getting my hands on book two but THAT ENDING. I just... AHH.

    This book took me a while to get through (as per usual with me and fantasy) and I did find it to be a little too lengthy (again, probably just because as much as I love the genre, I find fantasy hard work). However, the story intrigued me from the get go and honestly, after
    Tomes And Textiles
    Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Hello! I loved this book and will write a full review as soon as my brain is able.

    However, most importantly, I have an ARC GIVEAWAY going on over on TOMES AND TEXTILES right now! It ends March 22nd, so HURRY! GO FORTH! AND ENTER!!!!

    Jenny (Bookbookowl)
    Thank you so much to Hodder & Stoughton for providing me with a copy of Incendiary, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

    Ren is a Robari, a Moira with the power to steal other peoples' memories.  Held by the King since she was a child, as a weapon for her powers, she now lives with the other Moira who helped her escape.  But the Robari are the most feared of all the Moira, for their ability to hollow people out of all of their memories, leaving them a shell of themselves, so
    Kat Cho
    Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A book filled with intrigue, secrets, spies and complicated relationships. With a memory thief at the center you know it's going to be a lot of secrets and twists and turns! Add in Zoraida Cordova's beautiful writing and ability to give us a gorgeous slow burn romance, and this will be one of your favorite new YA fantasies for sure!
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    a thief getting revenge on the royal family. 15th Century Spain and the inquisition. guys, holy crap.
    Oct 10, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    15th century Spain??? Sign me up!
    Mar 04, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Umairah | Sereadipity
    Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This was so good!

    - inspired by 15th century Spain and the Inquisition
    - rebels and espionage
    - a unique magic system
    - a memory thief who can't remember their own memories
    - plot twists galore

    Full review to come closer to the release!
    3.5 stars! It was fun to read a new to me YA fantasy series starter. I enjoyed the magic set-up, liked the plot (though I may have read one too many YA fantasies in general which is how I ended up guessing a lot of the details) and I actually particularly enjoyed the last 100 pages or so of the book (where a lot of action takes place). Im curious to see where book two will take us! ...more
    Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I was so excited to get my hands on an ARC of this book and I was not disappointed! I love Ren as a main character and the world building is aces. I also always really love it when an author seeds just enough hints about the twist throughout the story that I figure it out a little before the reveal (but I wont say more than that!) Definitely make sure this book is on your radar for April when it comes out. ...more
    Adriana Martinez Figueroa
    *screams into the void*
    I am speechless.
    ♠ TABI ♠
    May 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    all right, while I wasn't a fan of the author's previous works . . . THIS LOOKS HELLA FINE OKAY??
    Nat ⭐
    Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book isnt even out yet and I already need the sequel. ZORAIDA, HOW COULD YOU????

    TW: [fade-to-black and passing mentions of] sex; graphic depictions of violence, murder, and torture.
    Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: ebooks, arc
    This is going to be another of my unpopular opinions (may contain spoilers).

    I was really looking forward to reading this book, but I was really underwhelmed.

    First 20% of the book, I found myself looking up on Goodreads and online if this was a sequel. I felt I could not really understand the world building and what was going on. Rather, Renata, the protagonist, spoke like she took it for granted that the reader was able to understand certain references. And I was like: "Wait, what?". That's why
    Shorouk Abd Elhamed
    Jan 13, 2020 marked it as anticipated-2020  ·  review of another edition
    Pre reading:
    Spain + Royal =Add on my most anticipated TBR
    Cindy ✩☽♔
    Ooo I much prefer the burgundy cover to the one being used for the US publication, so I hope Bookdepository will have it available for purchase
    Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This book is so good! I love anything Zoraida writes, so of course this did not disappoint. The world is interesting and I loved the magic system. I can't wait to hopefully learn more about the magic in the sequel. I also liked that since the main character doesn't know her own past, I got to figure it out as she did, piecing everything together. Loved it and I can't wait for book 2!
    Jan 29, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    * I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest review.
    Mar 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: ya, fantasy-af
    Oh my, would you look at that cover 😍
    Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    CWs: violence, murder, torture, graphic injury/death, parental abuse/manipulation

    So many twists! So much intrigue! Zoraida played me good, man.
    Thank you so much to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGallery for the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Incendiary is set in a fantasy world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain. The concept of having a character who can steal memories intrigued me. But while the world and concept were interesting, this book was in some ways disappointing.

    The opening few chapters grabbed my attention, but there was a lot of new information for the reader, some of which could have been explained
    Amanda Greco
    Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Thank you, as always, to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC.

    Who IS Renata Convida? That seems to be the prominent question Incendiary aims to solve. She was raised to steal memories and turn people into Hollows, empty shells of themselves. And then she spent her adolescent years trying to redeem herself and negate all the pain and destruction she caused. She soon starts to realize that its difficult to erase the past for herself, even if she can erase it for others, being a Robarí, one of
    Brynn Gibson
    I was so excited to receive this book at Yallfest. It starts off at the beginning with a spy covering for another spy. Chaos ensues. Then you meet the main characters. You learn a bit about the magic system. Then then author does some straight up George R. R. Martin. You're like whoa. Then it becomes a story of revenge. It was very thrilling and exciting then moved into a slow burn. It was almost as if you're reading the sequel to the book you originally started. All you want is to see the MC ...more
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    Zoraida Córdova is the author of many fantasy novels including Star Wars: A Crash of Fate, the Brooklyn Brujas series, and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her novel Labyrinth Lost won the International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2017. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women ...more

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