Hello Gemmies! You know what a book cover ho I am, and let me tell you, this one nearly took me out! I am absolutely in love with the regal cover of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. The colors and imagery of this cover are gorgeous not to mention the jewelry! It has already been added to my beautiful covers page.
Synopsis of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin from Goodreads:
For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.
But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.
When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a heart-pounding course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin is the first book in a duology based on West African folklore. I am so looking forward to reading this gem and hope it will be bloody good fun! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!