Review: Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.

Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom – and vengeance.

Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power.

Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain – except the lengths they will go to win this game.

This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.

One of my anticipated reads of the year….based solely off the cover!

So here we have witch factions battling for ownership of an island and we were told, trust no witch.

Filled with diversity and Jamaican influence, the world was just magical! The world building and the old tales filled me with joy! I really did enjoy it.

I must admit it was a bit slow going in places, it could’ve done with a bit more faster pacing in the first half but it certainly had me hooked towards the last half!

I loved the fact that the majority of the characters could be described as morally grey and Iraya was like a shining light for me.

Kirdan actually was my fave (oh yes how strange for me, the dark, handsome, secretive lead was my fave!!!) In the next book I need a romance between him and Iraya!

I am defo looking forward to the next book and…..trust no witch!

7 thoughts on “Review: Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

  1. I haven’t read any Jamaican-inspired books before. This one looks amazing (especially the cover!).

    – Megan @ Bookstacks & Golden Moms

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