Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope
**I’d like to thank St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book early in exchange for an honest review**
What I drank prior: A bottle and a half of wine. I’m gonna hate myself tomorrow.
Spoiler-free Overview: okay so there’s a lady and a dude… obviously. A lot of stuff happens in this book how am I supposed to summarize? So… I guess they’re going on a mission to save the land from evil King guy. She has magic, he doesn’t. Steam punk fantasy life… she just ya know. Wants to live. All of a sudden a bunch a soldiers show up with a prisoner and they suck. Dude prisoner and lady go on an adventure.
Also… side note: can we please talk about this cover because DAMN.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: I loved this more than I thought I would. It was a bit slow in the middle but damn. The end?
Characters: I really loved Jezemina. She was a character I could really connect with. Jack? He was fine.
Plot: again… middle… ok. Beginning and end? Damn, the beginning was like a while story I. Itself. And so was the end. Like this was a whole YA trilogy in one book.
Writing Style: pretty fricken great if I do say so myself.
World Building: I’m really in to the magic of this series. So they sing? And then magic happens which is cool but then you only have so much. Pretty great. Also you get the story for why the world is what it is. So that’s awesome.
What to pair it with: white wine. Refreshing taste, and you get drunk far quicker than you thought you would.
This book comes out on May 1 and you can get it here.
Rating: 3.5/5 shots
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: I’m pretty sure this was self-published years ago… anyone know where I can get the other two?
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,