Shiori is the only princess of Kiata and has been betrothed to a prince from a neighboring kingdom for as long as she can remember. But when the betrothal ceremony goes haywire, it could not only risk the future of Shiori, but the future of her family and kingdom.
So I’ve been looking forward to this read for a LONG LONG LONGGGGG time and I am so so SO grateful to NetGalley and Elizabeth Lim for the opportunity to receive this read as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This read was such a unique fantasy that took me on SUCH AN EPIC JOURNEY and ended on such a wicked cliffhanger that I was devastated at the end. I don’t know how I’m going to wait for the next book because I might explode…..
This storyline was just epic and I don’t know what to do with myself now that it is over. I went into this book completely blind and didn’t know exactly what to expect. I am really really REALLY happy that I did because I was shocked, surprised, aghast and all the other amazing feelings. I just loved this crazy ride of story, characters, magic, fantasy, and fabulous and addicting writing. I went in so blind that I thought this book was a standalone sooo when at 80% things were still up in the air, I was so scared. I was flying through those pages expecting a happy conclusion with my characters happy and everything wrapped up in a beautiful bow, but the last page was the beginning of a new and more exciting adventure for the main character and I was horrified. I almost wish I didn’t go in as blind as I did because maybe I wouldn’t have been so disappointed at the end of it all.
The story reminded me a lot of a mixture of the Little Mermaid (no ocean or mermaids guys, but once you read it, you’ll understand what I mean.) and Cinderella in an elegant, addicting, uniquely magical way. The story was a wonderful and very exciting thrill ride through very original magic systems and twists and turns that would make any reader’s head spin. I was sooooooo on the edge of my seat for the entire ride and I just LOVED THIS READ! The magic in this book was very different and so cool and I can’t wait to learn more about it. I mean the introduction of dragons was a neat surprise, but I needed more details about them and I’m praying and hoping that the next installment will provide me with the answers to all the questions that I was screaming towards the end of the book.
I also was in love with all the characters…. EVEN the villains. The main character, Shiori, was your typical rebellious princess fighting the future that has been chosen for her, but her tale is anything but typical and the roadblocks set before her were INSANE and insanely predictable. I can’t wait to find out what happens next with her and to see her finally get the happy ending she struggled so hard for.
Overall, this book is amazing and has left me in a desperate funk of needing to know what happens next. I MUST KNOW THIS HAPPY ENDING!!!
My Book Rating
5/5 Book World
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Published on July 6, 2021 by Knopf
Copy Read: ebook (kindle)