A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1) by Roseanne A. Brown

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)

For seventeen-year-old refugee Malik Hilali, the weeklong festival of Solstasia is a chance to escape his poverty-stricken life for a new one in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But just as he reaches the city’s gates, a vengeful spirit kidnaps his younger sister and offers him a deal: her freedom in exchange for the death of Crown Princess Karina Almorahad before Solstasia ends. With nothing but his own wits and dark magic he barely unders...

Details A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)

TitleA Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)

  • Book Belle
    Oh, god.This book.GUYS, *this book*.Why are you even reading this review when you could be using that time to add this book to your TBR, yell about how EPIC it sounds to your friends, and countdown to the day you can preorder? What a vivid and heartbreaking story about a beautiful badass Black princess and a poor refugee boy (who is a soft cinnamon roll). I am so delighted I got to read this book and that soon everyone else will, too. I hope Kari...
  • Hannah
    Roseanne tweeted, “My dream in life is for everything I write to have that Saturday morning cartoon/shounen anime energy.” She has definitely accomplished her dream. There have been YA titles recently that have fell flat for me (I’ve talked about “tweet-like books” that are incredibly fast-paced but hold little substance in other reviews of titles that have let me down) but A Song of Wraiths and Ruin just fills me with joy over the futu...
  • Hannah F. Whitten
    I loved this book SO MUCH. The narrative voice is fresh and unique, and the world and characters are all so layered and three-dimensional. And the PLOT. I was screeching at my kindle through the last 10% of this book, and I desperately need the sequel now. High fantasy lovers, keep your eye on this one.
  • Jenny
    Do you love soft boys and strong girls? Do you long for fantasy that features characters of color and a vivid world filled with African influences? You've come to the right place!I was super fortunate to have read one of the earlier drafts in progress and wow - I was absolutely blown away. Having grown up absolutely devouring fantasy stories , I always wanted to see fantasy done without your traditional Eurocentric aesthetics. This satisfied all ...
  • Crystal
    Seriously cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book!!! Definitely my most anticipated 2020 read!
  • Rena Barron
    A Song of Wraiths and Ruin sounds sooo good. It's at the top of my 2020 reading list. Can't wait!