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Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto - Waiting on Wednesday

Hi, welcome back to my blog! For today's Waiting on Wednesday post, I am going to be talking about the sequel to Crown of Feathers, Heart of Flames!

This post will have some spoilers from the first book, so if you have not read it yet, turn back now!



Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 640

Publisher: Simon Teen

Expected Publication: February 11


*this contains spoilers from the first book*

You are a daughter of queens.

The world is balanced on the edge of a knife, and war is almost certain between the empire and the Phoenix Riders.

Like Nefyra before you, your life will be a trial by fire.

Veronyka finally got her wish to join the Riders, but while she’s supposed to be in training, all she really wants to do is fly out to defend the villages of Pyra from the advancing empire. Tristan has been promoted to Master Rider, but he has very different ideas about the best way to protect their people than his father, the commander. Sev has been sent to spy on the empire, but maintaining his cover may force him to fight on the wrong side of the war. And Veronyka’s sister, Val, is determined to regain the empire she lost—even if it means inciting the war herself.

Such is your inheritance. A name. A legacy. An empire in ruin.

As tensions reach a boiling point, the characters all find themselves drawn together into a fight that will shape the course of the empire—and determine the future of the Phoenix Riders. Each must decide how far they’re willing to go—and what they’re willing to lose in the process.

I pray you are able to pass through the flames.


I read Crown of Feathers in December and absolutely fell in love with the story and the vibrant world Preto crafted. It was a longer book too, but the changing perspectives and political tensions made it impossible to put down! I am so excited to continue learning about Veronkya's story in Heart of Flames.

You can add the book to your Goodread's TBR here!

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