Parents' Guide to

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

West African folklore powers lively fantasy debut.

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age 13+

Thoroughly Enjoyable

This book alternates perspectives between the two main characters. The story follows each of them as individuals struggling to rectify their current situations. Their paths quickly intertwine because in order to fix each of their problems they must kill the other. There are many twists and turns which keeps this story interesting all the way through. There is an animal sacrifice which may be a difficult 2 paragraphs but can be skipped since they announce it's going to happen. Overall, great story which is the first of a duology.

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Novels inspired by African folklore are growing in popularity, and this first half of a fantasy duology makes the most of its magical setting. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin introduces readers to two well-constructed teen main character who are ready to do almost anything to restore their fractured families. Karina is more than spoiled royalty -- she's ready to take on all comers. Malik is more careful, but a deal with a devil usually doesn't end well. Fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir are likely to appreciate the book's action scenes, the unpredictable plot twists, and the sharp dialogue. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin transports readers to a vividly rendered world of magic.

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