I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy. When I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to read it. I received an electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Alexandra Overy for letting me be a part of the tour.
Author: Alexandra Overy
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: April 20, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: A queer retelling of “The Firebird,” a Russian folktale
When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm.
But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned.
As the princesses come to understand everything their roles entail, they’ll discover who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I was so excited to read this and it didn't let me down. It's a retelling of a Russian folktale called "The Firebird," which I've never heard of. It's very refreshing to discover myths and tales from other parts of the world.
This was such a cool story. It had so much going on in it. There was magic and danger. A complicated sister relationship. A neat magic system. My eyes were on a journey as they were scrolling down the page.
I really enjoyed the writing style and thought it was great for a debut book.
I just had a good time with this one. I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel. I'd definitely recommend adding this one to your list. I'm glad I got to read it.
Alexandra grew up in London and moved to Los Angeles to complete her MFA in screenwriting, and stuck around for the weather and great ice cream. She loves writing in all formats, from novels to screenplays to graphic novels, always centring on fierce women and morally grey characters, often with a bit of magic and murder. When she’s not writing, she can be found baking, fangirling over her favourite books, or cuddling her cats. These Feathered Flames is her debut novel.
Thank you so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Alexandra for letting me be a part of the tour. There's still a couple of days until this one comes out, but I definitely think you should add it to your TBR.