A River of Royal Blood

A River of Royal Blood

An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown. Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last k An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African-inspir...

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Title:A River of Royal Blood
Author:Amanda Joy
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0525518584
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

A River of Royal Blood Reviews

  • Sara
    Sep 28, 2019
    Fairyloot November Book of the Month ...
  • Kogiopsis
    May 19, 2019
    Okay, so. I liked it, but... I needed it to be about twice as long. For once I don't mean this in the simple 'I wanted more' sort of way, though I did/do. I mean that this book would have been much stronger had it been given more room to grow, and had the plot not been cut where it ...
  • Sami
    Apr 05, 2019
    Joy shows massive talent in her stellar worldbuilding and tricky premise. l loved the complex system of magic and rich history of the kingdoms. My only complaint is how much I hated Eva's mother and sister. Truly, they were so awful that I was ready for Eva to end them all. Luckily, Ev...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Jul 10, 2019
    the magic in here is super special cause it's got a K ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Jul 16, 2019
    dark sibling rivalry yaaaas i will read the fuck out of this book ...
  • mghrebia
    Mar 20, 2019
    ok looks interesting but i have to say i'm curious why this book is being marketed as north african. nothing about it looks north african. not the names, or character, clothes on the cover or anything. it doesn't appear to be own voices so i'm extremely skeptical. ...
  • Bang Bang Books
    Aug 06, 2019
    I love that cover but this book was just okay. The Issues I Had: *Villains-The sister is supposed to be the villain, obviously, but when she's on the page which is barely, she's one-dimensional. Her magick is mind control-okay. Does she do anything special or new with it? Nope, she...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Oct 29, 2019
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz I was on the lookout for African based fantasy YA so I was totally interested in A River of Royal Blood when I saw the cover. And while the cover doesn't slay me it's strength lies in giving us a sense right away o...
  • Bree
    Oct 29, 2019
    This is the type of debut I live for. The book is so immersive in its world, characters, and magic system. The world was extremely well done (although maps weren't in the ARC, I know they are in the finished copy, but I was still able to picture things without a map and that's a plu...
  • Toya
    Oct 28, 2019
    4.5 stars rounded up! Before I even get started on this review, I want to take minute to gush about how incredible this cover is! I about died when I saw the cover reveal, and all I wanted was to hold its gorgeousness in my hands. Anyways, now onto the book. From the first few ...
  • USOM
    Oct 10, 2019
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) A River of Royal Blood is a fantastic debut. It opens up a series I am sure will thrill readers. I need book two right now, okay? A River of Royal Blood is a world b...
  • Natasha Ngan
    Jun 05, 2019
    A sibling rivalry like nothing you?ve ever read before. Joy weaves a dark yet delicate treatise on race, heritage and power whilst never losing that addictive ?just one more chapter? allure. I devoured it one sitting! ...
  • Alison
    Oct 09, 2019
    Review here: https://youtu.be/4XTuWS7sOds and vlog talk here: https://youtu.be/UXVzXW6IoBM *I read an ARC of this* ...
  • Alyssa
    Apr 23, 2019
    4.25-4.5 stars. RTC. A huge thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for an e-galley in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Angela Staudt
    Oct 22, 2019
    I received an ARC from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. ?Even if I had to become the wicked girl of my nightmares, a maelstrom of marrow and blood, I would do whatever it took to stay alive.? I really enjoyed this book, which is about sibling rivalry and on thei...
  • Chloe
    Apr 27, 2019
    *Spoiler free* Just from the title alone, I wanted to read this book. It sounds dark and a dark royal story sounds amazing. Then it just sounds better from the synopsis. I've recently fallen in love with sister stories and this one sounded complicated and bloody. There's also a Quee...
  • Jouska
    Jul 04, 2019
    This book was such an unexpected, exhilarating delight, I fear I don't have the right words for this. First, it was brilliantly written! Eva's voice rang powerful and unique throughout the story. The world itself is full of wonder, but each magical delight hides cruel origins, that ...
  • Tahirah
    Aug 27, 2019
    I?m still so conflicted about this book. I loved the world and the rich culture that just flew off the pages. I loved the the idea of sisters fighting for the crown. I loved that it was very much focused on women. I loved the different races of the characters and the different ma...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Oct 13, 2019
    3.75 Stars ?It took some time, but I stood taller. I Breathed deeply; trough the air burned in my throat, I welcomed it. I allowed the smoke to cloud my mind and bade my thoughts to silence, except for one refrain: enemy, obstacle, Queen.? I went into this expecting a dark sister...
  • ♔ Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
    May 10, 2019
    **Update 05/10/2019** why the hell is this not out yet and how do i get my hands on an arc?! ...
  • Janani(ஜனனி)
    Mar 18, 2019
    THE COVER SLAYED ME INTO SHREDS. ...
  • Rec-It Rachel
    Dec 14, 2017
    HELL YEAH ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Dec 15, 2017
    this will be a super dark, morally ambiguous, duel to the death, correct ...
  • Fares
    Nov 02, 2019
    North African inspired?! Where have you been all my life?! Please don't disappoint, imma cry my heart out if you do ? ...
  • Laura Silverman
    Sep 24, 2018
    EPICALLY GOOD. Y'all don't even know. But you want to know. So preorder the second you have a chance. ...
  • MariaWitBook
    Sep 15, 2019
    I can only say that I loved the book! I was fortunate enough for a friend to get it even before I got my copy and because she finished it in one sitting she called me straight way asking if I want to read something really really good! I?m grateful that I said yes straight away! As re...
  • Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
    Mar 27, 2019
    Prereview March 2019 Ah yes, and here we see publishers begin slapping "perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone" onto any African inspired YA fantasy. On a side note, I personally neither love nor hate the cover, it's okay. Looks like most YA fantasy nowadays. ...
  • Tucker
    Jun 30, 2019
    loving this cover ...
  • Brandie Bridges
    Sep 23, 2019
    This book left me speechless! I loved this book so much that I can not wait to read the next. I immediately fell in love with the characters including Bacca, and Aketo. But most importantly I loved the main character Evalina. Reading this book was very inspirational. I loved that the b...
  • Caroline
    Oct 06, 2019
    I kept waiting for the main plot of this book to pick up, but it never seemed to happen. We didn't get to learn a lot about our characters or our world in this book, we were just thrown into it. It's like the author expected us to know everything about the world and the characters a...