Title: The Raven and the Dove
Series: The Raven and the Dove
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Genre: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: March 9, 2020
Free ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Four fates collide in this avian-inspired, epic fantasy retelling of Tristan and Isolde perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!
A princess longing to be free…
On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.
A bastard aching to belong…
Reviled son of a dead king, Rafe would do anything for his beloved half-brother, Prince Lysander Taetanus, including posing as him in the upcoming courtship trials. When a dragon interrupts their secret exchange, he orders his studious sibling to run. After suffering a fatal blow, Rafe is saved by a beautiful dove who possesses forbidden magic, just like him.
Fate brought them together, now destiny will tear them apart…
Unknown to the world above, on the foggy sea ten thousand feet below, a young king fights a forgotten war. He believes Lyana is the queen prophesied to save the world, and with the help of his favored spy, hidden deep in the highest ranks of the dove royal house, he will stop at nothing to have her.
Three shocking betrayals. Two star-crossed lovers. One unforgettable journey. If you like fierce heroines, brooding heroes, forbidden romance, and action-packed magical adventures with twists you’ll never see coming, don’t miss The Raven and the Dove!
Wow this book blew me away! I love everything about it, the story, the characters, the world-building, and all of the tiny details that are intricately woven into the main plot that really add something extra to the story.
Each character is beautifully flawed and makes it so hard to really define the “bad guy” versus “good guy.” It’s all rather complex and intriguing.
The Raven and the Dove is absolutely going on my favorite-reads-of-the-year list. I actually read this book so fast I disappointed myself because now I have to wait for the second book. I’m definitely on the edge of my seat to find out what happens next. Thankfully, the next book titled The Hunter and the Mage will be out September 2020 so not too long of a wait!
About the Author:
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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**Disclaimer: An arc of this book was received in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are unbiased and completely my own. I will never give a false review! For more information, please see review policy.