Books On Our Radar: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith is a fantasy, paranormal retelling and is her debut in a new trilogy! I am really into anything that has restless ghosts, witches, and magic, so Bloodleaf is definitely on my radar. It just sounds different and I am so ready for some unique fantasy. This is a loose retelling of Grimm Brother’s The Goose Girl, where a young princess trades places with her maid in order to flee her kingdom, but she is drawn back into the fray by a ghost of a former queen. Sounds delightful, right? Bloodleaf is scheduled to be releasing on March 5th, so I recommend adding it to your TBR so you can keep up with all these new books!
Bloodleaf (Bloodleaf #1)by Crystal Smith
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
on March 5, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Retellings
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her.
But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?