A stunning second book in the Sweet Black Waves trilogy, Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez adds a spellbinding new chapter to the saga inspired by Tristan & Iseult.
Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by both her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen. Adrift in a rival court, Branwen must hide the truth from the enemy king by protecting the lovers who broke her heart―and finds herself considering a darker path.
Not everyone wants the alliance with Branwen’s kingdom to succeed―peace is balanced on a knife’s edge, and her only chance may be to embrace the darkness within…
Reading this book reminded me of all the things I fell in love with in the first book, Sweet Black Waves, last year: the heartbreaking love saga, the historical/legendary scope of the story, the sprinkling of magic and mysticism, and the burning need to know what happens next, even though it’s based on a well-known legend.
Wild Savage Stars continues almost seamlessly where the first book left off, with Branwen trying to protect the ones she loves most (& heal her broken heart), and scrambling to fix the mess that’s been made by her magical meddling.
This book also introduces us to some spectacular new characters, including Essy’s fiance, King Marc, a smarmy royal cousin with hidden depth, and the takes-no-sh*t Queen Mother, and expands on the world first introduced to us in Sweet Black Waves. If anything, Wild Savage Stars made me fall in love with this series even more deeply and I’ll be anxiously awaiting the third book.
Look for Wild Savage Stars in stores August 27th.