Wednesday 29 April 2020

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez - A Review

Today's review is about the book Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez. 

This book is different from anything I have read. It is inspired by Bolivian history and politics and it is very well written.

We follow Ximena, who is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.
When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.
She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa. 

I liked the rich cultural aspects of the story, the magic system which was very unusual and of course the food. I also really liked the way the relationship between Rumi and Ximena developed. 

For me the story as interesting as it was, it was a little slow-paced especially at the beginning. The ending left me with many unanswered questions that I hope will be answered in the 2nd book. 

Rating: 4  Stars

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I have the Fairyloot exclusive edition of the book but you can buy this book from Book Depository using this link (affiliate link)

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