There has been a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and a queen of blood. One to bring about the fall of the world, and the other the savior of the world. Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save her best friend, who just happens to be the crown prince, after he is ambushed by a group of assassins. She reveals her powers and now must endure seven elemental trials to determine which queen she is.
One thousand years later, Queen Rielle is a well know legend and fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. She is a bounty hunter for the Empire, the Dread of Orline. She has always been a little special, but has always hid that ability. Women are now disappearing, and her mother is unfortunately one of them. To find her, Eliana teams up with a rebel captain and discovers the true horrors of the Empire.
Furyborn was all over bookstagram and sparked my interest. The story is told through alternating perspectives of Rielle and Eliana, as we jump back and forth in time. I thought that both Rielle and Eliana are well thought out and interesting narrators. I enjoyed Rielle’s chapters a bit more, because I felt like she is a narrator that you don’t always get to read in YA Fantasy. She has a real darkness to her character that is fully explored, and I really enjoyed it.
I think that this book definitely checks a lot of the YA Fantasy boxes. Some elements of it are fairly predictable, but I think that this series has a lot of potential and I’m excited to see where it goes, especially if they really explore Rielle’s darkness. I recommend this if you are looking for a new fantasy series.