A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

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I WAS PROMISED ENEMIES TO LOVERS BUT THEY DIDN'T EVEN MEET UNTIL 50% I GOT 25% OF ‘ENEMIES TO LOVERS AND THERE WAS HARDLY ANY TENSION I AM MADDDDDD. It wasn't just one person trying to kill the other, it was both of them planning to kill each other and that's just sooo muuch better. Brown has admitted to using Ghanaian folk tales as an inspiration for her book, this story isn’t really a fairy tale or folk tale retelling.

But when her mother, the respected sultana of Ziran, is assassinated the night Solstasia begins, Karina finds herself in the position of having to run the festival herself. Likewise, Karina is a princess who feels like she's in a gilded cage, and longs for freedom from her own, different brand of oppression.Add to this some plotting to overthrow Karina and take control of the city, some betrayal, and a lot of folklore and storytelling. Thanks to Cath, I've found out Fairyloot has a limited exclusive edition of this book, all of the profits for which go to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which supports the Black College Community and thousands of Black college students. I didn't really mind that and I liked that this story was more about their individual journeys, but I'm really hoping to see a bit more romance in the sequel. Some of the information is a little bit confusing at first (regarding the history of the land) and there is also some info-dumping in the first part of the book.

Commander Hamidou stays behind, sacrificing herself so that Afua and Karina can escape Ziran with the help of Dedele, who is also loyal to the princess. it's literally a west african jasmine and aladdin au but they need to kill each other despite obvious attraction. Karina is a princess whose mother has just been assassinated and whose court is in the midst of political upheaval.I also didn't like the writing, I'm not saying that the writing is bad but it's simply just not my thing. Now that he was seeing Karina up close, mistaking her for a servant felt like having mistaken the sun for a candle.

But as part of his deal to Idir, Farid has to kill Karina on his behalf, which he doesn’t seem to have any remorse for because he blames the death of Hanane and the king on Karina. Malik then is speaking with one of the council members who is verbally abusing one of the Eshran workers, not knowing of course that Malik is really Eshran. Because sometimes, it's not the muscular, 500+ year-old, experienced magic/weapon wielder that makes a good character. Karina hatches a plan to use the book she was given to conduct a resurrection spell that will bring her mother back.

i really loved malik as a character, he was so soft and the rep for his anxiety was amazing but i didn’t really care for karina, i found myself dreading her characters because i feel like her character and her characters drive wasn’t conveyed well. But even with all of these “weaknesses”, Malik is determined and never ever wavers from his goal of saving his sister, no matter what the cost. Using magic that had long been dormant but was awakened by Idir, he creates an illusion of his patron deity naming him champion in front of everyone in the temple. Lost her older sister Hanane and her father to a terrible fire when she was a young child, and grew up not really knowing her mother, both of them dealing with their grief in flawed ways.

Between the rich worldbuilding to the dual perspectives of Malik and Karina (who both I was SO MAD AT sometimes but could always bring myself to love again), this story was brilliant! The way it was written was done so perfectly, and as someone with anxiety and who has had panic attacks before this meant the whole world to me.

The first in a gripping 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-from debut author Roseanne A. Malik has no idea where to even start looking, even after he figures out he is supposed to be looking for masks. Instead, they’re tales of trickery, clever riddles, and moral lessons, and feature more animal characters than human. Karina finds the blood flower, the ingredient she needs for the ritual, though this is not revealed to Malik.



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