I cannot begin to explain how much I love this book. The words float around me as my mind is stuck on two thoughts:
1. This book is MAGICALLY UNEXPLAINABLY exceptional.
2. Where is the sequel and how can I read it?
It was the book featured in Fairyloot’s November box, and I read it as soon as it arrived, sometime in December 2019. Now it is December 2020, and I can honestly say that this book, this story, this world, and this heroine hasn’t left my mind since. I have included this book in annual blog post series: My Best of 2019.
A River of Royal Blood is simple undeniable. The world-building is extraordinary and as lush as it can be, and possibly even more. The main character is a role model, a friend, a relatable version of ourselves that we can’t help but root for. The romantic sub-plot feels real and authentic and oh so compelling.
Truth be told, I have lost count of how many times I’ve recommended this book on Twitter. The only reason why I didn’t post my review earlier, is that I couldn’t put my feelings into words. How does one express their raw adoration of a book in a couple of hundred COHERENT words?
This is me trying, and I sincerely hope that you pick up this gem because A River of Royal Blood is one of the best YA fantasies I have ever read.
A River of Stars and Love from me to this book.