Terests I m so happy to now have a BLACK book boyfriend I didn t like the magical abilities They were so circumstantial and weren t that practical specially Eva s I I didn t like the magical abilities They were so circumstantial and weren t that practical Buried especially Eva s I didn t really see the North African influence and idk if that s coming from my lack of knowledge or that it just wasn t there I feel like all the characters were SUPER fleshed outxcept for Eva her sister and her mother Their storylines just fell very flat and it was ALOT of telling rather than showing Eva was probably my least favorite character Although she gained some confidence by the nd of the story she was still very bratty She was surrounded by all these people that loved her and supported her and because the court and her mother still feared her powers she constantly dismissed any affection or praise And lastly the most annoying thing was that Eva and Isa barely spoke We didn t see them fight till the nd and we only witnessed their relationship through flashbacks I would ve preferred to see of their relationship now because it would ve added to the suspense leading
up to the fight All in all I did njoy the story and I m to the fight All in all I did njoy the story and I m xcited about the next book ARORB was a good introduction
but now that Eva has come into her own and has a stronger sense of agency and now that the now that Eva has come into her own and has a stronger sense of agency and now that the has been xplained we can really get into the plot and details and an xpansion on the romance This was well done for a debut author This book had so many compelling lements Mysteries hidden childhood secrets sisters at war with ach other by force of tradition and magical powers that can be anything from sensing motions or compelling people or renting blood and marrow There are faeries and types of chimera and vampires There are cold ueens and displaced soft princess with horns Eva is so very gentle and soft and it was actually really nice to have a princess xposed to horror and death who never got used to it and never turned off I appreciate that This is a book of violence and division but also about self acceptance and refusal to lie down uietly and give up you can find this review and others on my blogA River of Royal Blood follows a princess named Eva who must fight her sister Isa to the death in order to rule the ueendom of Myre She s the first person in a century who has had the magick of blood and marrow and she must learn to control it in order to win Wn sister ight generations ago thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition Living in Raina's long and dark shadow Eva must now face her older sister Isa in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne because in the ueendom of Myre only the strongest most ruthless rulers surviveWhen Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister she discovers there is to the attempt on her life than meets the ye and it isn't just her sister who ,
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*gorgeous book but *book But now a photoPsst come find me on Instagram at reverieandink Okay so I liked it but I needed it to be about twice as longFor once I don t mean this in the it to be about twice as longFor once I don t mean this in the I wanted sort of way though I diddo I mean that this book would have been much stronger had it
been given room to grow and had the plot not been cut where it was for cliffhanger purposes See here sgiven room to grow and had the plot not been cut where it was for cliffhanger purposes See here s thing this is a book fraught with The Shadow Reader emotionally complicated situations and revelations and yet the action moves so uickly that thosemotions never really get Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies explored Take the most basic concept outlined in the blurb two sisters who will have to fightach other to the death We get a bit of insight into their relationship and how it has changed over the years but while Evalina felt well developed and her memories of Isadora as children hinted at Isa s depth in the present day her sister came off flat with simplistic motivations and little sense of agency and that in turn made the conflict between them less interesting and ngagingOverall I felt like the motional aspect of this story The Power Of A Choice ended up being told not shown as the plot barreled on at full speed ahead and that s a real shame because it distracted from an otherwisexcellent read Give me at least another hundred pages for Joy to xpand on character development and relationships between rapid fire plot vents and I would have absolutely adored it Here s hoping the seuel gets room to growps still utterly in love w the cover ven if Eva s tattoos are the wrong color I loved it I loved the magic system the tattoos and the side characters just wished there were scenes focused on the sibling rivalry I m still so conflicted about this book I loved the world and the rich culture that just flew off the pages I loved the the idea of sisters fighting for the crown I loved that it was very much focused on women I loved the different races of the characters and the different magical beings I loved the depiction of Eva and her moms relationship I related so freakin much I loved the writing as well It just flowed ffortlessly I will say that I LOVED Prince Aketo The representation of this sensitive black man whose power involves understanding The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right emotion MADE ME EXCITED Even with the little rep we get of black men in YA they reither A hyper masculine or B Not the love in. An nthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown Sixteen year old Eva is a princess born with the magick of marrow and blood a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre Its last known practitioner was ueen Raina who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands including her .
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concept of rival sisters because it allows for so many different themes to be tackled And I lovedof rival sisters because it allows for so many different themes to be tackled And I loved how Eva and Isa used to be close but drifted apart as they were forced to be pitted against ach other While I feel like their relationship could have been Monsieur Pain explored further it was overall wellxecuted and that aspect lived up to my xpectationsEva never really believed she could be ueen and basically set herself up for death but she doesn t want to die So she finds someone who teaches her how to control her blood magick and hone it IN PREPARATION TO FIGHT HER SISTER I LOVED HOW preparation to fight her sister I loved how battled with herself about the m A sibling rivalry like nothing you ve ver read before Joy weaves a dark yet delicate treatise on race heritage and power whilst never losing that addictive just one chapter allure I devoured it one sitting reading my twitter followers underrated faves 35 rounded up To become numb to violence was to forget to cherish lifeThis had xuisite world building and I loved all of the lements of magick I loved the inclusion of different tribes and magical folk as well as learning of the different types of magick humans and other mortals and immortals possess This had a strong female MC whose view point was fantastic to read from as we see her dealing with despising and cold family members magick a court that underestimates her and romance as well as learning the wicked truth about the history of the land Eva probably had the coolest magick in my opinionThis also focused on a fantasy world where there are political tensions slavery and court influence between the types of folk who roam the land This also provides history of the land so the reader is able to understand why the court layout the land This also provides history of the land so the reader is able to understand why the court layout political structure is the way it is However I would ve liked detail into this for certain parts of the landThis had a good reveal and is definitely setting up for the next book in the series Some of the things that I thought would happen in this book sadly did not and will possibly happen in future books This definitely left uestions than answers I am curious to see where these characters go and what will happen to them in future books The November Fairyloot Arrived a bit late but there are some lovely things Click on the GOODIES LINK under the pic to see the GOODIES GOODIES LIN. Ants to see her dead As tensions scalate Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear Because despite the love she still has for her sister Eva will have to choose Isa's death or her ownA River of Royal Blood is an nthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power history and identi. ,