I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
❥ The plot of the first book in the Empirium series, Furyborn
When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.
One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable—until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire’s heart 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.
❥ My review of Kingsbane
It’s going to be really hard to write a spoiler free review of a second book in a series, but I gladly accept the challenge because this book was everything and more.
I always wanted to read Furyborn but only did so last month. I knew it had great reviews but I never thought I would ever love it as much as I did. In a few words, let’s just say that this series is now my first real favourites of 2019. It has everything I love in fantasy and now I need the third book… It’s going to be a long wait.
Though I adored Furyborn and gave it 5/5 stars, I loved Kingsbane even more (if I could I would have gave it 10/5 stars). I couldn’t stop reading it and was totally invested in the story. I loved everything about it: the story line, the characters, the writing style. It honestly was brilliant (I wish I wasn’t hyping this book that much, but here we are).
It feels weird to write a review about this book because I only have so little to say: what do you do when you loved absolutely everything and you have nothing bad to point out? It’s a great feeling to love a book that much, but not so great to write about it afterwards. #bloggerlife
Let’s just say that I fell in love. Hard. Those books are dark, yet so entertaining and fun to read. They may be big but they are so easily to fly through. The characters are unique, flawed and don’t try to please everyone. I also ended up shipping some of them really hard and I was feeling everything. I still am not over it, and that’s what is magic about Claire Legrand’s writing style: she makes you feel as if you were there. I laughed reading it and almost cried – it definitely was a roller coaster.
I know opinions are really personal and though I loved those books so much you may not end up loving them like that. But if you love stories about magic, queens, darkness and angels, then you may have found your next read.
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