Books On Our Radar: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

Crushed on by kelly, on October 31, 2018, in Books On Our Radar, Future releases / 8 Comments

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!


Books On Our Radar: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

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?



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8 responses to “Books On Our Radar: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

  1. The last Goose Girl retelling I read was Thorn by Intisar Khanani which is FANTASTIC, by the way (I read it as an indie but I think she might be re-publishing some of her titles with Harper? Not 100% sure though). It’s great if you’re looking for a unique fantasy. And also one of the reasons I’m excited for Bloodleaf! Curious how this retelling will go.

  2. clickclickmycat

    I loved this post and thank you for the intro to Crystal and her work. I look forward to reading this.

  3. John Smith

    Succumbing to the call of non-abandoning ghosts sounds like the start of a fight to the death!

  4. Lana (pineapplegirl123)

    A retelling that’s also a trilogy?? Gimme gimme!!! I only know a little about The Goose Girl fairytale but this one sounds absolutely splendid and I can’t wait for it to come out!