Hi everyone. Today, I am happy to share a review of an ARC I received.
Thank you to NetGalley and Daw Books for sending me an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I know the saying goes that we’re not supposed to judge books by their covers – but I have to admit it was the beautiful cover of this book that first caught my eye. Luckily, the story matched the cover.
The Amber Crown is a new adult fantasy novel that follows our three main characters/unlikely heroes as they attempt to fulfill the wishes of the ghost of their dead king and save the kingdom of Zanovia from falling into the hands of a tyrant.
The story is told from multiple POV’s and is full of political intrigue, magic, and interesting characters. I enjoyed reading about all of the characters and finding out their backstories. Mirza was definitely my favourite though – she’s a witch and a healer who can walk in the spirit world, and I loved how snarky she was.
I was definitely invested in and enjoyed the story. The only things I would mention is that this book does deal with some pretty dark subject matter (rape) – so don’t go into it expecting it to be light. I also occasionally struggled with the pacing and wanted a bit more from the ending. However neither of these things detracted from my overall enjoyment of the story.
The Amber Crown comes out tomorrow – January 11th. Let me know if you’re interested in checking it out.