Book Review: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Where there is will, there is possibility

I completely missed the release of Crown of Feathers until it literally dropped into my twitter feed when it was there. I was very glad I got the read it immediately and really liked it.

Book Review: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto


Title & Author: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: February 12 2019
Series: Crown of Feathers
Publisher: Simon Pulse


I had a sister, once…

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

I give Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto four out of five hearts because it is a great new novel. Nicki has found a great new subject to write on and I wouldn’t mind if there were more books about Phoenix’.

The world building is great. The idea of Phoenix Riders are not something new, but Nicki does keep it interesting and feeling new. The characters all have their own strengths and flaws, which make them great. I didn’t like Veronyka’s sister all that much because she was a complete bully and was super cruel, without really a good reason. But the rest of the characters were great.

Veronyka is alone with her sister in the world, they are trying to stay safe and find their bondmates in a pair of Phoenix eggs. But she has to grow to learn to take care of herself and see what she wants. She grows so much in this book, I really enjoyed reading from her view.

Tristan is a Phoenix Rider and shows us where Veronyka would like to get to. He felt like the most interesting POV but still wasn’t too bad to read from.

Sev was an interesting character, he is the one with the most tearjerking POV. He is a soldier in an army he is against. If they find out what he is, he knows he will be ruined. I wished there were a few more points where his enemy was close to finding out what he is, but it was fine this way too.

Overall I really enjoyed Crown of Feathers and I will be looking forward to the next book in this duology.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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