eARC Review – Daughter of Lies and Ruin by Jo Spurrier

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Title: Daughter of Lies and Ruin (Tales of the Blackbone Witches #2)

Author: Jo Spurrier

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Publication date: October 5th, 2021

352 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

If they didn’t want to get turned into beasts and used to fuel a ritual, they shouldn’t have attacked a witch. That’s all there is to it.

There’s something strange brewing in this tinder-dry forest – a girl with a sword and a secret, a troupe of vicious bandits vanished without a trace, beasts that don’t belong and a witch with a macabre plan.

Elodie hasn’t been learning witchcraft for long, but she knows enough to be worried, and the fact that her mentor Aleida wants to pack up and leave in short order isn’t helping to settle her nerves.

Elodie just hopes to get everyone out of this mess unharmed, but it’s looking more unlikely with every passing hour. And when the strange witch’s ire falls on her, Aleida’s wrath sparks a fire that threatens to scorch the earth itself … 


A great next installment in the series. I would have loved to see more information about the magic that Dee is working on, I feel it could be explained better. But, her relationship with Aleida is amazing and there was so much character development for the two of them through this book.

There was a huge emotional aspect to this book that I wasn’t expecting and really added to the plot of the book. I look forward to reading the conclusion to the trilogy! Definitely a series I recommend for fantasy lovers as it is unique and quirky in the way it is written.

Happy reading, folks!

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