Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1) by Zoraida Córdova

Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)

I am Renata Convida.I have lived a hundred stolen lives.Now I live my own.Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel...

Details Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)

TitleIncendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)
Release DateApr 28th, 2020
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Magic, Fiction, High Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction Fantasy

Reviews Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)

  • jessica
    this is a very read-worthy story, in the way that most YA fantasy books tend to be. but i am unconvinced that this offers anything new to the genre. its quite tropetastic - a minority group with magical abilities is hunted/persecuted by the royalty in power, one girl has a unique and sought-after ability, a group of rebels seek to bring down the kingdom, the girl works to ruin those who rule from the inside, a prince who has secrets of his own, a...
  • Zoraida
    UPDATE 3/18/20After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the tour. Due to the CDC's recommendation to cancel or postpone events for 8 weeks, we don't want to risk the public safety of any reader. I'm so heartbroken to have to do this, but I hope that you still pre-order the book and share it! The book will still be published April 28th.Love, Zoraida ______UPDATE 3/5/20 I'M GOING ON TOUR! I hope I get to see you at one of the stops._______...
  • Emma
    Renata Convida has a special type of magic. The kind that can rip your memories away. She can take a little: your first kiss, your biggest loss, the secret codes of a rebel army Or she can take it all. Make you a hollow, nothing more than a shell of who you used to be. Ren is everyones nightmare. But now she works for the Whispers, renegades fighting against the persecution of those with magic, the Moria. Not an easy task when it emanates from th...
  • Lia Carstairs
    Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5 Wow, I so called that.I think I've gotten tired of the whole "MC is a rebel who goes undercover to help overthrow the evil tyrant on the throne." Not that I hate it or anything, but I've read too many of themmost of them I liked, but this🤷♀I kinda hate how we got no new information from what we already knew in the synopsis until over halfway through the book. It pretty much made it hard to get through ...
  • Tani
    RATINGS: 4 STARSMy friends were totally confused with the previous review so I needed to get my lazy self back to work and write this one. Incendiary is set in Inquisition-era Spain where the royal family of Puerto Leones are recklessly determined to kill the magical people called Moria. Renata Convida, a memory thief, was kidnapped by the royals to help them kill her own people. After being free from the royal's cage, she works for the Whispers,...
  • Lou
    Incendiary is the first instalment in the proposed Hollow Crown series and showcases Zoraida Cordovas prowess in crafting compelling and richly-imagined young adult fantasy fiction. Set against the backdrop of fifteenth-century Spain during the Inquisition era we are introduced to Renata Ren Convida, a Robari who has the power to elicit memories from others with merely a touch leaving them a shell of their former selve. As a valid part of the Mor...
  • Breanna
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and PaperbacksWhat is this book about? Incendiary is set in a world loosely based on the Spanish Inquisition in which the royal family of Puerto Leones seeks to find and kill all Moriapeople possessing magical powers. Renata once lived and worked in the palace as a child, but was rescued and is now a part of the Whispers, Moria rebel spies working against the crown.What did I like? One of my favorite aspects about this...
  • Sophie
    Thank you to the publishers for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.It took me a while to get into the book because not a lot was going on but the end is so fast paced that I burned through it. There were a lot of twists and while I was able to guess most of them, I stayed entertained. I also thought the magic with the use of memories and how that played out with the story was cool. That being said, I wish ...
  • Jypsy
    Thank you Fantastic Flying Fiction Book Club and NetGalley for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Incendiary Hollow Crown #1By: Zoraida Córdova REVIEW ☆☆☆☆☆"I thank the goddess every day that the Whispers came for me. Who would I be if I had never left? A monster. A killer."These words, spoken by Renata Convida, are at the heart of Incendiary. Ren is quite special because she is o...
  • Julie
  • Fanna
    April 11, 2020: Sometimes you anticipate a book so much, you're sure it'll get all your stars but then you read it and unfortunately, it gets the most average rating so now you simply wanna die cry. I won't say this doesn't have an interesting world or magics or a great writing but it definitely did not bring any character to life, for me, and that's a sure disappointment. The only two characters I found interesting got the least screen page time...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    3.75* Of course the first fantasy I've read in months that's left me desperately needing more , is the one fantasy I have to wait over a year to even get close to getting my hands on book two but THAT ENDING. I just... AHH.This book took me a while to get through (as per usual with me and fantasy) and I did find it to be a little too lengthy (again, probably just because as much as I love the genre, I find fantasy hard work). However, the story i...
  • Leah
    My first Zoraida Córdova book, one I've been eagerly anticipating, and it did not disappoint for a second. Also, how on earth was this my first Zoraida Córdova book?!Full review at Write Read Repeat. Blog tour and giveaway!From the first page this was a phenomenal story! The plot is intriguing and cleverly unravelled. The world-building and the set-up of the story in the first 50 pages is just beautifully done. I am so in awe of this book and C...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*Incendiary is the first installment in author Zoraida Córdova's Hollow Crown series. Set in a lushly drawn world inspired by Inquisition Spain, (Kingdom of Puerto Leones) Zoraida Córdova's anticipated new fantasy is an epic tale of love and revenge. Protagonist Renata Convida has spent a lifetime dealing with her gift - or curse, depending on who you ask. As a member of a dyin...
  • Tomes And Textiles
    Hello! I loved this book and will write a full review as soon as my brain is able. However, most importantly, I have an ARC GIVEAWAY going on over on TOMES AND TEXTILES right now! It ends March 22nd, so HURRY! GO FORTH! AND ENTER!!!!
  • Kat Cho
    A book filled with intrigue, secrets, spies and complicated relationships. With a memory thief at the center you know it's going to be a lot of secrets and twists and turns! Add in Zoraida Cordova's beautiful writing and ability to give us a gorgeous slow burn romance, and this will be one of your favorite new YA fantasies for sure!
  • Jenny (Bookbookowl)
    Thank you so much to Hodder & Stoughton for providing me with a copy of Incendiary, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!Ren is a Robari, a Moira with the power to steal other peoples' memories.  Held by the King since she was a child, as a weapon for her powers, she now lives with the other Moira who helped her escape.  But the Robari are the most feared of all the Moira, for their ability to hollow people out of all of their memor...
  • Umairah | Sereadipity
    This was so good!- inspired by 15th century Spain and the Inquisition - rebels and espionage- a unique magic system- a memory thief who can't remember their own memories - plot twists galoreFull review to come closer to the release!
  • Tilly
    4 starsIn my mind, Incendiary is a book of two halves. The first half is quite a slow build (which I don't mind) and the second half is all action.I really enjoyed the worldbuilding and magic system, although I wish there had been slightly more explanation of the magic types at the beginning of the book. That being said, it was really interesting to meet new characters along the way with different magical skills. The idea of the non magical popul...
  • Alexa
    3.5 stars! It was fun to read a new to me YA fantasy series starter. I enjoyed the magic set-up, liked the plot (though I may have read one too many YA fantasies in general which is how I ended up guessing a lot of the details) and I actually particularly enjoyed the last 100 pages or so of the book (where a lot of action takes place). Im curious to see where book two will take us! 3.5 stars! It was fun to read a new to me YA fantasy series sta...
  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    Actual rating: 4.5 starsI picked up an early copy of this book at my local indie bookstore.Hello, what are you DOING with your life if you havent put this book on your TBR? Be a dear and pick this book up when it releases. This is the first book Ive read by Córdova and Im regretting not discovering her earlier or reading her earlier work. Like hello, what was I thinking?INCENDIARY is incredibly unique. I love the world-building, the writing, the...