Witches Steeped in Gold

Witches Steeped in Gold

3.23 (5,094 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.23 (5,094 ratings by Goodreads)

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The first title in a thrilling, fiery and powerful Caribbean-inspired YA fantasy duology.

Trust no witch . . .

Iraya Adair has spent her life in a cell. Heir of an overthrown and magically-gifted dynasty, she was exiled from her home on the island nation of Aiyca when she was just a child. But every day brings her closer to freedom - and vengeance.

Jazmyne Cariot grew up dressed in gold, with stolen magic at her fingertips. Daughter of the self-crowned doyenne, her existence is a threat to her mother's rule. But unlike her sister, Jazmyne has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother's power.

Sworn enemies, the two witches enter a deadly alliance to take down the woman who threatens both their worlds.

But revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain - except the lengths Iraya and Jazmyne will go to win this game.

Two witches. One motive. And a very untrustworthy alliance.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 405g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781471409585
  • 174,804

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Author Ciannon Smart has successfully soaker her Jamaican heritage into this debut novel, bathing her pages in the culture, patois and descriptions of that beautiful island. This is a magic-filled fantasy world stuffed to the rafters with powerful women. * SFX * If you enjoy vibrant fantasy with complex characters, shifting loyalties and magic that crackles through each page like lightning, then you're bound to love Witches Steeped In Gold. It's a fierce and magnetic book of witchcraft, revenge and political intrigue, with an end that sets the scene for more witchery, vengeance, complicated alliances and fiery romance as the story continues. * Culturefly * 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. * United by Pop * A Jamaican-inspired fantasy world filled with matriarchy, magic, and betrayal. * Book Riot * Smart's Jamaican-inspired YA fantasy debut novel is a fascinating read full of rich worldbuilding, complex magical systems, and high-stakes drama. * Buzzfeed * Deadly, fierce, magnetically addictive: this Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut is a thrilling journey where dangerous magic reigns supreme and betrayal lurks beneath every word. * Nerd Daily * A bloody and deadly delight, Witches Steeped in Gold puts power into the hands of Black girls - the true, beating heart of magic! * Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of the Belles series *
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About Ciannon Smart

Of Jamaican heritage, Ciannon Smart grew up in a small town in the south-east of England. As the only daughter in a house full of boisterous sons, she developed a voracious appetite for reading from an early age, preferring anarchy in stories rather than real life. In YA she loves her heroines exactly as she loves her villains: wilful, wily, and unpredictable. When not writing, Ciannon can be found reading, painting, or taking the long way home to listen to a good song more than once.
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Rating details

3.23 out of 5 stars
- 5,094 ratings
5 12% (604)
4 28% (1,426)
3 38% (1,914)
2 16% (833)
1 6% (317)
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