A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

The first in an fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction.

For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.

But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.

When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?

Title:A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062891495
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  • Regan

    4.5 - such a strong debut! This has everything I love in YA fantasy AND THEN SOME ...

  • Nenia ?? Queen of Villainy ?? Campbell

    BLANK OF BLANK AND BLANK STRIKES AGAIN...

  • Kathryn Speckels (Metaphors and Miscellanea)

    Plot: sounds amazingCover: so prettyTitle: DEAR GOD WHY WON'T THIS "[BLANK] OF [BLANK] AND [BLANK]" NAMING TREND DIE...

  • Jules ?

    Thank you Edelweiss and Balzer + Bray for the ARC.in case you need some good news right now, the author describes this book as: black princess who doesn't give a fuck, black boy who gives so many fuck...

  • Nick

    I got a headache just by reading the description. It sounds too complicated for my mental capacity....

  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)

    UGH SO GOOD. I NEED BOOK TWO NOWWW. loved both our main characters as the book alternates perspectives between Malik (our soft boy) and Karina (our determined fierce girl). this fantasy world is so ri...

  • Mary S. R.

    I'm proud of how different communities are supporting #BlackLivesMatter in the current climate.ATTENTION!Thanks to Cath, I've found out Fairyloot has a limited exclusive edition of this book, all of t...

  • rachel ?

    an instant favourite of the year,, just wow Blog • Goodreads • Twitter • Instagram...

  • Leonie

    Enjoyable and unique but all in all rather mediocre. The constant telling instead of showing, lack of interesting character motives and instalove made me feel disconnected from this story. A shame, be...

  • Ms. Woc Reader

    Once this book hit it's stride it was a wild rush. I didn't want to put this story down and miss a moment. This book was pitched as "What if Jasmine and Aladdin tried to kill each other?"So I was alre...