(I received a free eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)
The Blood Spell (Ravenspire #4) By C. J. Redwine
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Rating: 2/5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)
Bernadina (Blue) has to take over her dad’s role of being the Queen’s Alchemist and discovers a conspiracy the requires her to save the life of a Prince she detests.
Apparently I read the first book in the series, but I do not remember.
The world building was okay, but not very explained as well, but since it’s book 4 of a series, I’m sure the previous books have done the world building that was needed. The whole fae magic concept was great, the start was okay, but the pacing was horribly slow and I couldn’t see where the story was going.
I read the synopsis a long time ago and didn’t want to reread the synopsis, so I realised that this was a Cinderella retelling only 30% into the book. (Wow, I swear I didn’t pay enough attention to the cover, it literally screams that it is a Cinderella retelling LOL)
What I did like was that Blue and Kellan’s relationship was really progressive and not rushed.
I did feel that this book actually can be read as a standalone. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t a fan of the writing style and pacing. I also didn’t connect to the characters or story.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂