First, I would like to thank TBR and Beyond Tours for the opportunity to be a part of this tour! I am getting back into my reading and blogging groove after moving to a house now. I can’t wait to start posting consistently now that I am settled. I am glad Cast in Firelight is the first book I’m reviewing this year, it was such a great read!
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: Jan 19, 2021
The first book in an epic, heart-pounding fantasy duology about two royal heirs betrothed to be married, but whose loyalties are torn, and a ruthless enemy who threatens their world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal, and Renée Ahdieh.
Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people.
Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child.
Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet.
Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross…and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead.
Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery’s fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it’s complicated and bound for greatness or destruction.
About the Author
Dana Swift started making up fantasy worlds when she was eleven years old and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned degrees in English and Advertising. While in college, Dana competed as a saber fencer and learned a thing or two about fighting, parrying and how it feels to fall in love with your sparring partner. She currently lives with said husband in Miami, Florida.
I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading the book but it entertained a lot! I was surprised by how easy I was intrigued by the story, the characters, the magic system, the overall action and my favorite part the enemies to lovers to trope!
I want to point out that the world is influence by Indian culture however the author does not involve the struggles of a POC. Overall, I enjoyed how the magic systems works as it is based on elements and given by the gods which was really interesting to me. There was a lot that I enjoyed about the book, there are so many aspects to the story such as politics, a lot of action and romance as well which made me feel like I was riding a rollercoaster, I loved it!
This book is definitely such a great read, fast paced, well written characters too. I also loved the writing style, it flowed so well throughout the story, I recommend that you pick this one up!