Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

February 20, 2018


I hate and I love

This quote perfectly encapsulates this story and my feelings about it. Sweet Black Waves is the first in a new trilogy inspired by the haunting tale of Tristan and Iseult and has left me feeling just as broken and despondent as the original tale. This is a feat because I usually steer clear of re-tellings or re-imaginings as my loyalty to the originals is strong.

Sweet Black Waves is a beautiful tangle of legend, myth, sorrow, and magic. 

Branwen, cousin and lady-in-waiting to the Princess Eseult is our heroine who unknowingly saves the life of her sworn enemy, a Kernyvman who washes upon the shores of her beloved Iveriu challenging her loyalty to not only her home, but the hatred she harbors. Risking it all for her home and for peace, Branwen encounters wild, ravaging beasts, unruly suitors, forbidden but true love, waters of the Dark One and his dead, and her own magic. 

Pérez whisks us back in time and to a new world in this sweeping romance full of minute details that build a gorgeous world filled to the brim with old magic and lore. If you like the legend of Arthur, wild faerie tales, or romance full of woe, you will absolutely adore Sweet Black Waves.

my rating: 4.5/5 

Sweet Black Waves will be released June 5, 2018 and is available for pre-order!


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