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When an assassin kills Princess Jiara’s older sister Scilla, her vengeful ghost is doomed to walk their city of glittering canals, tormenting loved ones until the murderer is brought to justice. While the entire kingdom mourns, Scilla’s betrothed arrives and requests that seventeen-year-old Jiara take her sister’s place as his bride to confirm the alliance between their countries.Marrying the young king intended for her sister and traveling to his distant home is distressing enough, but with dyslexia and years of scholarly struggles, Jiara abandoned any hope of learning other languages long ago. She’s terrified of life in a foreign land where she’ll be unable to communicate.Then Jiara discovers evidence that her sister’s assassin comes from the king’s own country. If she marries the king, Jiaracan hunt the murderer and release her family from Scilla’s ghost, whose thirst for blood mounts every day. To save her family, Jiara must find her sister’s killer . . . before he murders her too
What initially drew me to the book was the stunning cover, so unique and the colour scheme is beautiful. I found A Dragonbird in the Fern to be an enjoyable read from start to finish.
The world building was beautiful and created an easy to imagine, vivid landscape. The character descriptions were pretty vague but that didn’t bother me, it left room for my imagination. The elephant bird things though… I want more of them🤣 there was one plot point that was definitely vital but for me it was frustrating by the 4th time it happened because you knew what would happen but that’s just my personal opinion.
I enjoyed the slow-burn romance and the way they worked around their language barriers to communicate.
Overall a lovely read that I think many fantasy fans will enjoy.
10 reactions whilst reading…
hmm interesting start, looking forward to seeing how the vengeful ghost storyline progresses…oh shiiiit, well that’s kinda awkward (chapter 1)
Awwww the Queen! I’m not crying, you’re crying!
Waaaaaait a minute! Pia? *suspicious squint* I knewwwwww it!! (Chapter 7)
What the?! Wait I have a sneaky suspicion …. Well that was interesting (chapter 9)
Well, the alarm bells are a’ringing 👀 (chapter 10)
THE BUTTERFLIES🥰😍 (chapter 14)
AHHH HELL NO. THEM SUSPICIOUS VIBES ARE BACK AND I THINK WE HAVE A TRAITOR (chapter 16)
Yasss Freyad! Also, the game was cute (Chapter 17)
Yasss Jiara, you keep investigating! you’re getting some juicy info here👀 (chapter 24)
Awww Raffar😍 the lakes! You romantic son of a gun! 💙
What a RIDE! Justice is served biiiiitxh!
About the author
Laura Rueckert is a card carrying bookworm who manages projects by day. At night, fueled by European chocolate, she transforms into a writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy novels. Laura grew up in Michigan, USA, but a whirlwind romance after college brought her to Europe. Today, she lives in Germany with her husband, two kids, and one fluffy dog.
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