Thank you so much to Kaitlyn Davis and NetGalley for letting me read the Raven and the Dove early! I really liked the summary of the book, so I was very excited to read it!
The Raven and the Dove 4/5 stars
Summary from Goodreads: A princess longing to be free…
On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky waiting at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.
A bastard aching to belong…
Reviled son of a dead king, Rafe would do anything for his beloved half-brother, Prince Lysander Taetanus, including posing as him in the upcoming courtship trials. When a dragon interrupts their secret exchange, he orders his studious sibling to run. After suffering a fatal blow, Rafe is saved by a beautiful dove who possesses forbidden magic, just like him.
Fate brought them together, now destiny will tear them apart…
Unknown to the world above, on the foggy sea ten thousand feet below, a young king fights a forgotten war. He believes Lyana is the queen prophesied to save the world, and with the help of his favored spy, hidden deep in the highest ranks of the dove royal house, he will stop at nothing to have her.
The beginning of the Raven and the Dove was a little slow for me, but as soon as we actually got to the courtship trials, it picked up for sure! I really liked Xander and Rafe a lot. Their dynamic as siblings was very cute and I love how it was them against the world for so much of the book, no matter what anyone else thought. I also really like Lyana- she was a great main female character. Cassi was interesting and I can’t wait to see where her story ends up going in book two. I really enjoyed getting to see all four points of view in this book. There was so much going on and as soon as I thought I knew where something was going or how something was going to end, a curveball was thrown my way and I loved it!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I think that everyone should check out the Raven and the Dove! It came out yesterday, so it’s still super new!