Furyborn by Claire Legrand
What I drank prior: guys i’m not sure it matters how much i’ve had cause lordy lordy did i LOVE this book. for the record it’s a whole bottle of wine and a beer
**I’d like to thank NetGalley and Sourcefire books for the opportunity to read this early in exchange for an honest review** This book comes out on May 22nd and you can get it here.
Spoiler-free Overview: ok so two plot lines… one with Rielle and one with Eliana. E is 1200 years ahead of R. Rielle is weird in this universe, most folk need a conduit to do magic, and with only one element… she does not, she can do magic with no conduit and with ALL elements. King finds out, makes her go through trials to prove her loyalty. Eliana is an assassin for the emperor but she gets tied up in a conspiracy. Things go (in both timelines) from there.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: GUYS OMFG THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. Strong female leads, character growth, slow-burn romance, character FLAW… just sign me up.
Characters: Honestly, they’re all my children. Even the secondaries (Ludvine, Aric, Simon, broski (can’t remember bro’s name but it starts with an R), Nevi. All of them have motivation, growth, flaw, and are so incredibly relateable. #SimonDeservesFriends2018 #AricForPresident #NeviForEVERYTHING.
Side note: Ludvine… a self-identifying flighty basic bitch… set to marry Rielle’s greatest love and ohbytheway is R’s bff… is my favorite character. Read the book to find out why.
Plot: Literally not a moment where the book was slow, but not in an exhausting way. Each chapter was crafted to show urgency and plot movement and it was amazing.
Writing Style: I didn’t have a moment where i thought “man this writing is great” but like… how can it not be when i was kept on my toed the whole time?? I was immersed in the story from page one and it was awesome
World Building: I got what i needed to understand the story and i was left wanting more. if that doesn’t speak miles i’m not sure my drunk ass can help you.
What to pair it with: Deep, full-bodied, red wine. So incredibly complex while also getting you as hammered as necessary… plus you get a super hangover and that’s what i’m in right now… a book hangover.
Rating: 6/5 SPLENDID AMAZING SHOTS
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: Give me some examples of strong female leads in fantasy!
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,