Ruinsong

Ruinsong

In Julia Ember's dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy Ruinsong, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country, as they wrestle with their feelings for each other. Her voice was her prison? Now it?s her weapon. In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence has been forced to torture her country's disgraced nobility at her ruth In Julia Ember's dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy Ruinsong, two young women from rival facti...

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Title:Ruinsong
Author:Julia Ember
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0374313350
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Ruinsong Reviews

  • Anne
    Dec 05, 2020
    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the singing magic system and the main character, Cadence. This book had a lot of potential to do other things as well. I would've loved to see the expelled Mages use their magic through sign language (potential sequel idea please?) And I wou...
  • Sahitya
    Jan 08, 2021
    Probably more of a 3.5. CW: torture I?ve been very very excited to read Ruinsong since the first time I saw that gorgeous purple cover and to be honest, I didn?t even bother to read the premise in detail. I just knew I needed this book in my life. The world the author cre...
  • ♠ TABI⁷ ♠
    Jun 11, 2019
    please don't let instalove ruin the glorious song of this concept also that cover is PURPLE and glorious and therefore I love it dearly please don't let instalove ruin the glorious song of this concept also that cover is PURPLE and glorious and therefore I love it dearly ...
  • Heather
    Nov 29, 2020
    I loved this! It was dark, romantic and the world-building was subtle but strong. Would love more stories set in the universe tbh. I loved this! It was dark, romantic and the world-building was subtle but strong. Would love more stories set in the universe tbh. ...more ...
  • Rachel
    Oct 12, 2020
    A lush fantasy novel about song magic and fighting for what's right--even when you've been complicit in wrongdoing. In the Queendom of Bordea, music is magic-- at least for those gifted with it by the goddess. But for the Queen's Principal Singer, Cadence, her powers...
  • mary ❀
    Nov 28, 2020
    4 stars. I really enjoyed the magic system in this book, with music literally becoming a form of magic. I was not as convinced by the world building with the social hierarchies and whatnot. I found this to be a short, enjoyable read, though lighter on the romance than I expected...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Nov 18, 2020
    ?These mages put too much stock in their songs. They never notice how much you can say in silence. ? 3.5 stars. Ruinsong is a novel that really draws you in with its intriguing magic system and having a really refreshing take on some familiar YA Fantasy themes. ...
  • Erin
    Dec 08, 2020
    4.5 Stars Every element of the worldbuilding in this book stands in perfect harmony. Julia Ember's descriptions are beautiful and her magics are hauntingly deadly. Because Ember's writing is lyrical, her world is intriguing, and her characters are so dynamic, I wish there ...
  • charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
    Dec 08, 2020
    i get it, okay, everyone except one person in this world is white you don't have to mention it every five minutes (p.s. thanks for the fantasy homophobia lol) Rep: lesbian mcs, mc with dyslexia, Black side character CWs: torture, gore, animal torture and death i get it...
  • Toya (the reading chemist)
    Oct 18, 2020
    4.5 stars rounded up! Ruinsong is a brilliant dark fantasy that features enchanted songs and a slow-burn sapphic romance. The story follows two young woman. Cadence is the queen's new Principal singer who uses her magical songs to torture the queen's enemies (mainly the no...
  • Mishma Nixon
    Nov 25, 2020
    Read my full review and chat with Julia Ember, and enter to win a hardcover of the book! What a year for dark, lush, and sapphic fantasies! 2020 has given some amazingly dark and twisted fantasies, and Ruinsong is a strong addition to that list! Told in the perspectives of two v...
  • USOM
    Oct 14, 2020
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) Tw: torture Ruinsong is a story about choices. About taking a stand, discovering the truth about our own power, and figuring out how to use it. To reject people&apos...
  • Ashley
    Dec 03, 2020
    Star Rating: ?> 4 Stars This was a f/f HIGH FANTASY TREASURE ! ...
  • ♡ jules ♡
    Aug 07, 2020
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. ...
  • jut
    Nov 30, 2020
    the perfect sapphic dark academia. ...
  • Stay Fetters
    Jan 16, 2021
    "Everyone knows that men aren?t fit to rule." Revolution or Silence? This was a unique and decent debut novel. A story of music that can hurt and cure you all the same was intriguing but there was a part of this book that bothered me. It got to me so much that I found...
  • Julia Ember
    Nov 29, 2018
    UPDATE: Ruinsong will be released on November 24, 2020! This book is a queer Phantom of the Opera retelling with music magic and girls wearing pink ballgowns and ribbons while brutally destroying their enemies. I'm made an aesthetic for it today, so I decided to share it her...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    Nov 23, 2020
    Ruinsong has Phantom of the Opera vibes, magic, strong female leading characters, a revolution, and a little bit of romance. The perfect mix for an amazing YA fantasy read! I enjoyed this story, because it really played on the power of using ones voice. You can use your voice for good ...
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    Nov 30, 2019
    ahhh just noticed we now have a release date, i?m so excited for this!! ...
  • Rebecca Schaeffer
    Sep 27, 2019
    I am so excited for all of you guys to read this book. It is everything I love in my fantasy, lush, immersive world-building, unique, vicious magic, morally grey characters, and a twisty, twisted plot. 2020 can't come fast enough! I am so excited for all of you guys to read thi...
  • cossette
    Dec 25, 2020
    buddy read with robin ? trigger warnings for: mentions of cancer, child abuse, animal death (the death itself is not on page but the scene of the main character discovering the animal is very graphic), blood, torture, vomiting. overall, a fast-paced read; highly enjoyable -- ...
  • Dylan Miller
    Sep 18, 2020
    While in some ways Ruinsong is a slow burn of a novel, the word count and world building are very welcome. Because of how lush the world of Ruinsong is especially concerning the logistics of magical song and class divides, I think this is one of those rare opportunities in which the au...
  • Claude's Bookzone
    Dec 21, 2020
    3.5 Stars CW: torture, (view spoiler)[animal killed off page in revenge, distress after murder of animal, manipulation and control, body shaming (hide spoiler)] Well this book had such a wonderful magic system with singing being the vehicle for people's power. I'm n...
  • Morgan Boyd
    Nov 18, 2020
    Ruinsong was one of my most anticipated releases for 2020, and it did not disappoint. I love when books don't assume sexualities and It was so refreshing to see the main characters be able to love whoever they want without clarifying. This sapphic slow-burn was filled with fantast...
  • ❀ Alex ❀ (The Scribe Owl)
    Nov 20, 2020
    Come see this review and more at my blog, The Scribe Owl Thank you to Expresso Book Tours for supplying me with a review copy in exchange for a blog tour stop and honest review! 3/5 stars! I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would! I honestly didn't have very high ...
  • Jade’s dum
    Dec 26, 2020
    4.5 stars, i really liked this, its a nice wlw and im a sucker for unique magic systems so i definitely recommend it but look up the triggers for the book. ...
  • Alexia
    Nov 23, 2020
    I adored this book. From the prelude alone, I was like this is gonna be a great story. This story was dark and full of bones breaking and blood dripping which really added to the urgency of the rebellion. I liked the contrast between Remi who was willing to risk it all and went after w...
  • Alex
    Dec 31, 2020
    Sapphic witches is my favourite current YA niche trend and Ember delivers on them here. The angst! The drama! The longing! I was here for every second of it. Ruinsong is told in the perspective of two girls, one who can create magic through song and one the daughter of a noble. Best...
  • Kennedy The Bard (IMPORTANT BIO UPDATE)
    Nov 24, 2020
    wlw phantom of the opera retelling with MAGIC? yes, please! i have a few things that i'd like to say before beginning my review. first, i have never read The Phantom of the Opera, but i love the musical. i have no idea how accurate the musical is, so my connections may be off. ...
  • nora 🪐
    Dec 26, 2020
    3.5/5 ? = 4- To be honest, Phantom of the Opera is not my favourite musical, and this book is a re-telling of that musical. Fortunately, there are minimal similarities. I will say that the singing magic aspects were great and intriguing. Yet, the world-building was somewhat lackin...