Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog tour stop for The Raven and The Dove by Kaitlin Davis! This book is absolutely stunning inside and out, and I am so excited to share it with you all today!
As always, a huge thank you to the author, publisher, and The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me on this tour!
About the Book
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 waiting 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!
About the Author
Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”
To learn more about her contemporary romance novels, visit her Goodreads author page for Kay Marie here: https://www.goodreads.com/Kay_Marie
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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Of course, I have to start all of my reviews with a mini book cover review! The cover of this book IS ABSOLUTEY STUNNING and is one of the main reasons why I wanted to read this book. I know we’re not supposed to judge books by their cover, but who can resist a gorgeous cover like this that practically sparkles and glows! I’ve really been loving the trend of having digitally drawn character art on the covers of books. I know that some people don’t like seeing characters or people on covers, but this cover is so stunning and vibrant that I feel like anyone could love it!
Now, onto the actual book review!
The Raven and The Dove is such a unique fantasy novel! It’s told in a 3rd person POV, following 4 different main characters throughout the novel. Normally I’m not the biggest fan of novels told in this way (*glares at Six of Crows*) but this novel was written so fluidly and elegantly that I didn’t mind as much.
The characters were also compelling enough that I actually cared enough to keep reading. I think I instantly fell in love with Lyana, who’s such a fun sweetie that I could relate with. I loved the relationships between the characters. Cassie and Lyana’s friendship is quite interesting as well, and I enjoyed their banter.
I enjoyed this book. Maybe not as much as I wished I had, due to the POV and pacing issues I had with he novel, but overall I’m sure that fans of Sarah J. Maas’s Acotar or Throne of Glass will enjoy. This sotry is a retelling, but don’t feel like you need to read the original story to enjoy this. It’s fine on its own. I’d give the Raven and The Dove a solid 4 stars!
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