Good morning bookworms! I finished another book in March! Go me! This was a new fantasy series called A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. The second book in this series A Psalm of Storms and Silence releases in November!
Wraiths and Ruin is set in a fantasy version of Africa, Malik heads to the city of Ziran with his two sisters for the 7-day Solstasia festival hoping to find some work. Then his sisters and him run into some trouble on the road with a god. He steals Malik’s little sister and says he will only return her if Malik can kill the Princess of Ziran by the end of Solstasia. Princess Karina is trying to figure out how to bring her mother back and it turns out Malik can help. The two unknowingly need each other to die and what follows is a magical struggle to complete their missions, but what happens when they fall in love?
This one was a little slow to start but by the halfway mark I was completely hooked. The magic was really cool too. I didn’t know who to cheer for or who to trust. I couldn’t figure out how these two would solve their problems without killing each other. The last 50 pages were really good and intense and Brown leaves you asking a lot of questions. This is a YA fantasy for sure, no sexiness, but the stirrings of romance are great. I can’t wait to read book 2 this fall!
Do you love fantasy as much as I do? What’s your favourite series?