Soul of the Crow
Updated: Oct 9
Come. Walk through the forest of the underrealm and discover what’s lurking there in the shadows.
When the mortals want someone dead, they contract a Reaper of Veltuur, an assassin born from the underrealm itself, with fatal magic coursing through their veins. And Sinisa is one of them. For three years, she’s slain her targets dutifully with the aid of her crow familiar. She only needs one more kill to ascend as a Shade, a coveted status of power. And when the King of Oakfall requests a Reaper to execute his daughter for an unforgivable crime, Sinisa is first to volunteer for the job. It should be easy. But when the Prince of Oakfall discovers his sister is in danger, he flees the palace with her, leaving Sinisa with only two options: journey through the mortal realm to find and slay her mark, or face the consequences of returning to the underrealm empty-handed. It's no choice at all. She has come too far and is too close to earning her title to let it be taken away from her now. Besides, no one can outrun a Reaper of Veltuur. Or can they... Soul of the Crow is a dark high fantasy adventure with reapers/assassins, bandits, prophets, and enough death magic to keep the entire mortal realm quaking with fear. If you loved Throne of Glass, Dark Maji, King of Scars, The Shadows Between Us, or books by Jenna Moreci, Jay Kristoff, Kel Carpenter, and Laura Thalassa, you will devour this epic, gothic saga.
Rating: 4 Stars
Thank you so much to Jessaca Willis and BOMM for gifting me an eARC of Soul of the Crow in exchange for an honest review!
When I first saw the cover of this book I was immediately intrigued!! Though it started a little slow for me, it picked up rather quickly and ultimately ended leaving me wanting the next book right away.
I thought the concept of this book was so interesting and different. It was very cool to read about reapers and this world that Jessaca created where life and death was a precarious balance. I was instantly a fan of everything about Sinisa. I also found Acari to be very sweet and his awkwardness was so endearing and made me love him even more.
My only complaint with this book was that there was not enough romance! I loved the friendship that Sinisa and Acari formed throughout the book and felt how deeply they cared for each other. I’m excited to see what happens in the second book ESPECIALLY after that ending!! I definitely hope we get a little more romance and I also 100% ship Sinisa and Acari so if their friendship turned into romance I would be insanely excited!!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the second!!