I had a sister, onceIn a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riderslegendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fireuntil 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 Riderseven 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....
|Title||:||Crown of Feathers|
|Number of Pages||:||496 pages|
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Crown of Feathers Reviews
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The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.
What I liked:
- The diversity in this book was great and it felt natural;
- The initial ideas and worldbuilding were fascinating; I'd really like to see more books featuring phoenixes.
What I didn't like:
- The info-dumping was very frequent and interrupted the flow of the story; sometimes pretty much the same things were repeated from different POVs and it got annoying very quic ...more
Be a boy. It was simple. it was brilliant. It was exactly what Veronyka would do
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3 / 5
I am a total sucker for two things that this book had to offer: magical creatures, in this case phoenixes, and the trope where "girl disguises herself as boy to join the army" (thanks, Mulan and Tamora Pierce). And Crown of Feathers was good, but as I read more and more YA novels (and just novels in general), to really enjoy a book it has to have that WOW factor.
All her life, the glory and power of the Pho ...more
Five Feather-Crowned Stars!
Plot: 4.5/5 Characters: 4.5/5 Writing: 5/5
When I realised that this book was not only about phoenixes but also phoenix riders I knew I had to read it. I probably love phoenixes just as much (or maybe even more) than I love dragons and I really hoped this book would do these ferocious, fiery creatures justice. It sure did. It probably increased my love for phoenixes tenfold. If I could, I would definitely become a phoenix rider without hesitation.
"Like poetry on wings,...more
This fantasy was enjoyable and moving. Though I was able to predict some of the plot points and character actions, I still enjoyed this first book by Nicky Pau Preto. She starts her story years after a war, with three different young people, Veronyka, Tristan and Sev. All their elders were on the losing side of the war, and each lives in fear of being discovered and enslaved or killed by the winning side. The losing side's animages (people with a magical ability to converse with animals) trained ...more
The sort of epic high fantasy that fills up your imagination and heart. Veronyka is a tender soul - I felt for her in her loneliness and betrayal then joy and friendship.
So many elements of this story are done beautifully- Veronyka and Val’s complicated relationship and definitely the magic and mystery behind animage and phoenix.
Such a fun YA book! Rtc! 🌿🌿🌿
Crown of Feathers is a YA fantasy centered around 2 sisters in a land once ruled by phoenix riders.
I almost DNF'ed this book at 25%, in fact i did stop and read another book instead before picking it back up!
I was really interested in the concept going in and the first couple of chapters were pretty good but after that the story slowed and started to drag. It is pretty heavy on the description which i'm not the biggest fan of but i am really glad i stuck with this. Around the half way point this ...more