Sunday 18 October 2020

Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) by Zoraida Cordova - A Review


Hello everyone!

Today we are talking about Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova which is the first book in the Hollow Crown duology. It is a YA Fantasy book and was released in April 2020 by Hodder & Stoughton.

Well, I loved this book!
To be honest not from the beginning but as it moved on I loved it even more and I couldn't put it down. It's a page-turner with a wonderful and unique magic system that is very well explained. 
I loved Renata, the main character, and the way her personality showed throughout the book. She evolves from what others tell her she is, to who she really is and who she wants to be.
It has many plot twists which were unexpected and left me open-mouthed. I love the way Zoraida Cordova writes the story and how everything that happens is so unexpected. 

Rating : 5 Stars

I cannot wait for the sequel, which by the way is called Illusionary and comes out on May 2021. Just look at that cover.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.
Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.
Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred--or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned "hollow" during her time in the palace.
When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez's top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.
But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom--and end the war that has cost her everything.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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