PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire
PUBLICATION DATE: March 3rd, 2020
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Thank you to the publisher for gifting me a beautiful ARC copy of this book to read and share my review, and for inviting me along on the blog tour!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Tala Warnock has little use for magic – as a descendant of Maria Makiling, the legendary Filipina heroine, she negates spells, often by accident. But her family’s old ties to the country of Avalon (frozen, bespelled, and unreachable for almost 12 years) soon finds them guarding its last prince from those who would use his kingdom’s magic for insidious ends.
And with the rise of dangerous spelltech in the Royal States of America; the appearance of the firebird, Avalon’s deadliest weapon, at her doorstep; and the re-emergence of the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, who wants nothing more than to take the firebird’s magic for her own – Tala’s life is about to get even more complicated….
First of all I want to bring attention to the beautiful cover of this novel. It is stunning! I also loved the author’s writing style and the cute titles at the beginning of each chapter. This novel is full of a wide variety of characters, and it was interesting to read about them all. I loved the world building in this novel as Chupeco takes you on a magical journey. Tala especially was an interesting character that was fun to read about and I loved reading her story and that of her family.
This novel brings you into a whole new fantasy world that was fun and interesting to read about. It was full of mythology, culture and history, and I enjoyed reading about the Filipino culture in the novel. I also enjoyed the fairy-tale vibe to the book and all the magic it entailed.
Thank you for reading my review and be sure to be on the lookout for this book. I hope you enjoy reading this book as well!
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MT RATING: 4/5 stars