The blurb -
There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away from everyone, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it's not just a story.
As the day of her twin brother's wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she's willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn't afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.
Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming . . . human or demon. Princess or monster.
Firstly, thank you to the publisher for providing me with an e copy of this book (I bought my own physical copy).
I really enjoyed this book! I love fantasy set in a Middle-Eastern world and this one includes Persian Mythology.
The world building was very good and I couldn't help but love the main character! I felt like I could really picture the castle and all of the other settings despite this being a short book.
There were a few twists in this book that I didn't see coming which kept me on my toes!
Overall a very enjoyable book that I just didn't want to put down and I will be reading more from this author!
Rating - 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This book picks up right from where the first book left off which is great as this is now a completed duology so you can binge them!
I personally found the first half of this book to be a little bit slow with some travelling and training and trying to convince people to help.
However, the second half of the book really picked up and there was lots of extra character development done here too! I also feel like the ending could have been a little more spread out but that's just my personal preference 😊
Overall I really enjoyed this duology and I would recommend it!
My name is Kat and I’m obsessed with books. I’m 31 years old and while I currently read mostly adult books, I also enjoy middle grade and some YA.
Most of the books that I read are Fantasy with some Sci-Fi and a few very rare contemporaries. Those who follow me over on instagram (@katsreadingcorner) will know that I love dragons! Give me a good dragon book and I will be a very happy bunny! I also enjoy necromancy books and think that there just aren’t enough of these (my favourite is the Sabriel series) and I also love dinosaur books.
I do try to do a set TBR each month, but I keep these small because I’m a big mood reader and if I’m in the mood for let’s say dragon books, that’s all I can read. I will also warn you now that I am a quick reader and I also listen to audiobooks on my work commute so I do manage to get through a lot of books each month.
I’m currently trying to clear out my owned TBR but if there are any new releases that you think I’ll love, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll check them out.