Hello bookworms!! Today is my stop for the book blog tour of Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart. This tour is organized by Colored Pages Tours and I’ll be sharing my views on the same. I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did!
Book Title: Witches Steeped in Gold
Author: Ciannon Smart
Publisher: HarperTeen/Harper Collins
Publication Date: April 21, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Personal Rating: 3.75/5
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Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.
Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom – and
Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention
of dying to strengthen her mother’s power.
Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual
threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain –
except the lengths they will go to win this game.
This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a
deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing
Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.
A great YA Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut book by Ciannon Smart. Witches Steeped in Gold is everything that one could ask for in a fantasy with deep-rooted culture, beauty, and intrigue. The magic, unlike anything. It was a unique fantasy with very refreshing characters and the detailing was amazing.
I genuinely enjoyed this book so much. There is a lot of fantasy, some great characters going on in there, and a lot of drama. For me, the first half was a bit on the confusing side as there are so many places and a lot of history but things get better. The world created by Ciannon Smart seemed powerful and enchanting, the magic systems, the folklore, the cultural, the fragile relationship between Iraya and Jasmyn, and of course the covert message in the book.
The researching and learning about a plethora of gods, their roles, and places was a great aspect and I think a plus point for keeping the readers riveted. I felt the pace quite a bit slow and it could have been narrated more conveniently. But the whole world-building was fab. I had so much fun reading it. I can’t wait for its sequel and to continue with the story of Iraya and Jasmyn.
Overall, I think this book should be on your to-be-read list, this spring 2021. A lot is going on in the book but it is all worth it and if you are a sucker for fantasy, then why not? Go and get your copies right now and devour them. I recommend it!
Ciannon Smart grew up in a small town in the south-east of England. As the only
daughter in a house full of boisterous sons, she developed a voracious appetite for
reading from an early age, preferring anarchy in stories rather than real life. In YA she
loves her heroines exactly as she loves her villains: wilful, wily, and unpredictable.
When not writing, Ciannon can be found reading, painting, or taking the long way home
to listen to a good song more than once.
Two finished copies will be provided. This giveaway would only
be available for residents in the UK and the commonwealth. The giveaway will start
on 20th April and end on 30th April.
Last but not the least, I would like to take this opportunity to Thank the team of Colored Pages Tours for making me a part of this very amazing book blog tour! Also, you can find the full schedule here.