Books On Our Radar: Of Fire and Stars
by Audrey Coulthurst
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst has the best blurb ever! Yes, please give me all the rebellion, magic, and forbidden love! Plus horses! This could possibly be everything I want in a fantasy. I need all the girl falling in love with another girl fantasy all day every day! Plus it has one of my favorite romance tropes, the slow-burn of turning from enemies to lovers…squee! Of Fire and Stars releases next month, November 22nd, so pre-order your copy today! If you pre-order there is a bonus campaign you should check out!
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT
Publication: November 22nd, 2016; Balzer + Bray
Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.
Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.
When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.
But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.