Review Tour These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy

Friday, April 23, 2021


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These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: April 20, 2021



Content warning: Death of a parent, On page emotional abuse, References to physical abuse, On page death Fantasy violence.

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.

    4 STARS

The story follows two sisters, Asya and Izaveta, separated by fate. I really enjoyed this one and especially the world building which was fantastic!

The magic system in this felt unique.From start to finish this have a heavily character build up.You'll invest to the story and characters .

These Feathered Flames is a good political fantasy story.


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About the Author:

Alexandra grew up in London and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her
undergraduate degree in history at UCLA. She then went on to compete her MFA in screenwriting also at UCLA, and stuck around for the weather and great ice cream. She loves writing in all formats, from novels to screenplays to graphic novels, always centring on fierce women and morally grey characters, often with a bit of magic and murder. When she’s not writing, she can be found baking, fangirling over her favourite books, or cuddling her kittens.

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