Author: Roseanne A. Brown
Title: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
Series: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin 1
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
The right book on the right time. Exactly when I wanted something like that, I got “A Song of Wraiths and Ruin” by Roseanne A. Brown. A book I can highly recommend right away, for what it lacked in itself, it made up with amazing magic system and captivating stories.
About the Book: A festival for a comet passing by is a perfect opportunity for the world to change unnoticed. Be it the whole world, by the powers locked away so long ago, awaiting their turn to escape the prison. Or world of singular folk, such as Malik and his two sisters, running from their war-stricken home, and into the Lion’s Den – Ziran, the city responsible for the hardships they suffered. Ziran is now ruled, against her wants and wishes, by the crown princess Karina, whose world has already began to change. Both Malik and Karina have old magic in them, the kind that topples cities, kills those most dear, and ends the world as we know it. The kind of magic that makes people pariahs, saviors or tyrants. And it is the kind of magic the darkness looming under Ziran could break out of its prison with.
My Opinion: Through the whole book I couldn’t decide whether I want Malik or Karina to succeed. They both had causes, people to protect. And yet each time it seemed like I made my mind up, another chapter started, with the other one’s point of view, and my struggle would begin again. The story is very well written, characters are memorable, even if not all of them, and the mythology used for world building – amazing.
I admit, I craved something like Maas’s acotar or something. This book really hit the spot. A 5 out of 5 from me.