A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance ...more
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GUYS, *this book*.
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What a vivid and heartbreaking story about a beautiful badass Black princess and a poor refugee boy (who is a soft cinnamon roll). I am so delighted I got to read this book and that soon everyone else will, too. I hope Karina and Malik steal your heart as much as they ...more
Wow, what an immersive world the author has created! First of all, the world-building is outstanding. Inspired by West African folklore, the world is vivid and lush. I always felt like I was there, staring in awe at this beautiful diverse city of Ziran. The fantastical elements were extremely well done, and the author weaved them in the culture, mythology, and ...more
This book is feminist as heck. Brown does ...more
As from the beginning of the story, the world, in which Malik and Karina both live, is very well written and developed in the first few chapters. Not only the world itself, also the differences between Malik’s suppressed society and Karina’s royal life but while missing her father and sister who have passed away and soon to be followed her mother. The gravity of the situation is well represented in the city’s streets and further on also in the ...more
I was super fortunate to have read one of the earlier drafts in progress and wow - I was absolutely blown away. Having grown up absolutely devouring fantasy stories , I always wanted to see fantasy done without your traditional Eurocentric aesthetics. This satisfied all my cravings - an action-packed fantasy story that ...more
The world was so unique and interesting and the characters even more so. No often do you see main male leads like Malik, who are not just soft, but sensitive, family oriented and cope with mental illness in a powerful and inspiring way.
Other things I loved:
The story telling themes of the book
The woven history of the land and how it influences the present conflict
The intensity of said conflict ALL the way ...more
Okay I am boring but the cover
also fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore!! in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction ...more