These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
Series: These Feathered Flames #1
Release Date: 20 April, 2021
Page Count: 496 pages
A queer retelling of “The Firebird,” a Russian folktale
When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm.
But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned.
As the princesses come to understand everything their roles entail, they’ll discover who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother.
Wow! This book was amazing! These Feathered Flames is a beautiful retelling of The Firebird with rich and intricate plot with betrayals, intrigue and clever writing. And romance!
The story is about twin sisters who are vastly different and revolves around their complicated relationship. It’s is written in dual POV. Their love interests are both very well written but I especially adored the romance between Asya and Yuliana. I mean it had my favourite tropes!
❤Enemies to lovers
❤Sword fighting (flirting?)
But the complex relationship between Asya and her sister, Izaveta is the main highlight of this book. The last one third ripped my heart out and I cannot wait for the sequel! It’s magical and epic, so definitely recommend this one!
*ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unbiased review