Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to be a part of the Ignite The Sun by Hanna Howard book tour hosted by TLC Book Tours! Keep reading to check out my thoughts on it and be sure to head to Instagram to enter for a chance to win yourself a copy of Ignite The Sun( US only)
Title: Ignite The Sun
Author: Hanna Howard
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: August 18th, 2020
Pubisher: Blink YA
Synopsis: Once upon a time, there was something called the sun… In a kingdom ruled by an evil witch, the sun is just part of a legend about light-filled days of old. Luckily for everybody in the kingdom, Siria Nightingale is headed to the heart of the darkness to try and restore the light–or she will lose everything trying.
Sixteen year-old Siria Nightingale has never seen the sun. The light is dangerous, according to Queen Iyzabel, an evil witch who has shrouded the kingdom in shadow.
Siria has always hated the darkness and revels in the stories of the light-filled old days that she hears from her best friend and his grandfather. Besides them, nobody else understands her fascination with the sun, especially not her strict and demanding parents. Siria’s need to please them is greater even than her fear of the dark. So she heads to the royal city–the very center of the darkness–for a chance at a place in Queen Iyzabel’s court.
But what Siria discovers at the Choosing Ball sends her on a quest toward the last vestiges of the sun with a ragtag group of rebels who could help her bring back the Light … or doom the kingdom to shadow forever.
What a fun premise for a book! Siria has always dreamed of the days of old filled with sunshine and light. The Queen Iyzabel told her kingdom of the evils of light and has enveloped her people in darkness to protect them, or so she says. Always feeling like an outsider, Siria just wants to make her parents proud. So when the night of the Choosing Ball rolls around, Siria is fully prepared to get herself a spot on the Queens Court. However, everything Siria has grown up thinking is turned on its head as the night evolves into chaos as Siria uncovers what she is- a Sunschild, someone who can harness the power of the sun. As you can imagine, this does not bode well for Siria in her kingdom and she must flee for her life.
I really enjoyed Ignite the Sun! It has the classic dark vs light theme as well as the whole chosen one trope, which when done right can make for a fun, interesting story. Ignite the Sun was no exception. This was a quick paced, engaging fantasy with a well- built world and equally developed magic system that will surely pull you in with its vivid narrative. I knocked it down a star simply because I felt some parts to be predictable. Kudos to Hanna Howard on her debut novel! I will be keeping an eye out for more from her. 4 out of 5 stars!
*Thanks to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for the copy of Ignite The Sun and for including me on the tour! All thoughts and opinions are my own.