Hello friends! Today’s post is my review of Crown of Feathers, by Nicki Pau Preto.
I’m so excited for this one.
**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**
An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle.
I had a sister, once…
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
I promised her the throne would not come between us.
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.
But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.
Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.
Crown of Feathers is an epic fantasy about love’s incredible power to save—or to destroy. Interspersed throughout is the story of Avalkyra Ashfire, the last Rider queen, who would rather see her empire burn than fall into her sister’s hands.
Publication Date: February 12, 2019.
First off, I would like to say there is only one thing that I did not like about Crown of Feathers, and that is that I almost quit reading Crown of Feathers 20% of the way into the novel. Soon after the book hooked me once again. After that I couldn’t put Crown of Feathers down!
So a little spoiler here: I did not think that there would be more than 1 point of view, but there is. In fact, there’s three —- I thought I would end up not liking the two other points of view, but to my surprise, I did. And that is the last spoiler-y thing that I will mention in this review. Continue reading