Kingdom of Souls

Kingdom of Souls

Magic has a price?if you?re willing to pay. Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval. There?s only one thing Arrah hasn?t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdo Magic has a price?if you?re willing to pay. Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yea...

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Title:Kingdom of Souls
Author:Rena Barron
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Kingdom of Souls
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Kingdom of Souls Reviews

  • Michelle
    Aug 17, 2019
    16-year-old Arrah is the daughter of powerful Witchdoctors. But she doesn?t have the magic that her parents have, and she so desperately wants it and the approval of her mother. That she does everything she can to get it. She loves her dad dearly and closer that her mother. When chil...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Mar 24, 2019
    This cover is eerily similar to something else I've seen already, but I cannot remember the name of the book I'm thinking of ...
  • Jess at JessicaWrites.co.uk
    Jul 17, 2019
    I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. Follow me on the interwebs: Blog + Twitter + Facebook + Instagram This is the West-African inspired fantasy we all deserved! Deeply complex and rich with magic and deception, K...
  • Alexis
    Feb 19, 2019
    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of Kingdom of Souls and guys...I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK. I don?t even know where to begin. The main character, Arrah is such a tenacious and compelling main character. Rena has a way with crafting amazing, sinister, infuriatingly comp...
  • Sana
    Mar 10, 2018
    Aaand the comparisons to Black Panther begins No, but for real this actually sounds great and I don't know how I didn't know about this before today like 'Set in a West African-inspired fantasy kingdom and having a tone comparable to Wonder Woman, Last Witchdoctor centers on a yo...
  • C.G. Drews
    Aug 21, 2019
    This was a deeply complex, rich and dark fantasy that had me intrigued from the very first page. ? I do like my epic fantasy daaaark and this definitely delves into that side of magic, with witchdoctors gone rogue and demons breaking free and strings of murders. It's not without hop...
  • Kelsea
    Jun 15, 2019
    If I could rate the parts of this book separately, I would give the first half five stars! It was everything I wish that the intensely-hyped Children of Blood and Bone would have been: West-African inspired young adult fantasy featuring Orisha magic promising a bold female protagonist ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Apr 26, 2019
    I just wanna stare at this cover forever. Look how powerful she looks. DAMN. ? ...
  • Nigel
    Aug 04, 2019
    WOW - maybe not perfect but still WOW :) "so dark, so magical, so desperate" What a good opening there is to this book - it had shivers running down my spine. Arrah's parents are witchdoctors however it seems as though she will never get magic herself. She is in her teens and m...
  • K.S. Marsden
    Aug 16, 2019
    The tribes are blessed with magic, some stronger than others. Arrah has to deal with being the dud of the family. She yearns to use magic like everybody else, but she should be careful what she wishes for. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Se...
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Jul 30, 2019
    Thank you to Harper Voyager UK and NG for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway. Trigger Warnings: Death of a Loved One / Mentioned Mass Murder / Death of Children I was incredibly lucky for harper voyager to grant my wish f...
  • Hillary
    Apr 25, 2019
    I can?t believe I have an arc of this one ?? ...
  • Aly (In Wonderland)
    Jul 10, 2019
    Trigger Warning: Kingdom of Souls contains scenes of violence, sacrifice, blood magic and parental abuse. Proceed with caution. "For she will rise from the ashes alit in flames. For no water will ever quell her pain. For no redemption will befall her. For we will never speak he...
  • Riley
    Sep 03, 2019
    I am so impressed by this book. It was a lot darker than I anticipated and the world was so rich with mythology and magic. I loved that the main character was one of the only people in this world without magic. She comes from a very powerful family, both her parents have very strong ma...
  • Chad
    Sep 05, 2019
    This was billed as a YA African inspired tale but I didn't pickup on either very much. Barron has established a rich, complex fantasy world that other than having witch doctors didn't scream Africa to me. That is by no means a bad thing. I've just read enough fantasy that elements like...
  • Meaghan
    Jul 23, 2019
    Arrah has been desperate for a whisper of magic all her life, as she was born to two of the most powerful witchdoctors of their generation. When her loved ones and city are put in danger, and magic still refuses to answer her call, Arrah must seek out other ways to make the magic do he...
  • Bookishrealm
    Sep 15, 2019
    This book was crazy. I mean beyond crazy. From the beginning of the book I had no idea what direction the book was taking and I definitely can say that it had twists and turns that no one could possibly see coming. The complexity of the world and the relationships between those with ma...
  • Celia McMahon
    Jan 21, 2019
    Thank you to Edelweiss for the e-galley and Goodreads for the arc win. I enjoyed this far more than I expected to. This is not to say because of the content, but more because I am burning myself off of fantasy. BUT this is the exception. This has renewed my hope in the genre. Th...
  • Gabriela Pop
    Aug 28, 2019
    4.5/5 An outstanding debut and one of the most unique YA fantasies I've read in a long time, truly a breath of fresh air. There are a few things familiar to fantasy lovers that may make the book appeal to them - the complex and intriguing magic system, the rich worldbuilding and lore,...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Aug 30, 2019
    I was sent an arc of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review My feelings about this book are VERY complicated and jumbled in my brain but the gist of it while i work on getting my full review up is: I LOVED the plot and exploration of the cycle of abuse and trau...
  • Jessy
    Mar 23, 2019
    I don't really like this cover but whatever. Still gonna read this. (The ARC is so much more beautiful) ...
  • - ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
    Aug 18, 2019
    . : ?? ? 4 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2KQzeYf ARC provided from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperTeen & HarperCollins!!) it doesn?t come as a surprise that a book inspired by African folk tales and imagery is ...
  • The Artisan Geek
    Mar 29, 2019
    22/7/19 Loved it! Review to come! :) 30/4/19 I AM HOLDING IT. I AM HOLDING IT. I AM HOLDING IT. Oh my gosh, a thousand times thank you and more to the amazing Rena for sending this book over!! I feel the mother continent calling for me you guys!!! AAAAAH :D 29/3/19 I have bee...
  • Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    Sep 01, 2019
    Arrah is descendant from two of the most powerful lines of witchdoctors and yet, year after year, magic fails to answer her call. Despite the assurances from her father and friends that she doesn't need it, her mother's disappointment and her own desire for magic wear at Arrah. When ch...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Apr 14, 2018
    So this book apparently has not been announced yet, but it's being pitched as Wonder Woman in a West-African inspired world. also, it's about a girl with no power trying to defeat her sister with power. sign me up. ...
  • Schizanthus
    Sep 02, 2019
    I don?t really know where to begin with this review. There was so much about Kingdom of Souls that I loved. I adored the world building, the rich mythology and learning how magic works in Arrah?s world, yet at the same time I was introduced to so many characters, tribes and gods th...
  • Lauren Easey
    Aug 12, 2019
    This is one of the best fantasy books I've read for a while. Thanks so much to NetGalley and HarperCollins for allowing me to read it. The best way I can describe it is think Children of Blood and Bone, but add a little extra darkness, some more present Gods and demons, and a whole lot...
  • Tucker
    May 25, 2019
    well, this cover just claimed my soul ...
  • Cortney
    Apr 29, 2019
    4.25 Stars ?For her story begins at the end Full of pain and sweet revenge. For she shall not rest in this life, For she must suffer for her sins.? Arrah doesn?t have magic like her parents and so you know she may be tempted to do something she shouldn?t just to get a ...
  • Rena Barron
    Jun 24, 2018
    I'm bias, of course! This story is deeply personal to me and explores themes that have shaped my life. I hope readers enjoy it too! Now that Kingdom of Souls is officially out in the world, I want to include content warnings for those interested in reading the book. The story inclu...