Rebecca Ross

Divine Rivals: A sweeping journey of magic, love, and war that will grip you from the first page to the last.

The story

When two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection, their fate depends on their facing the depths of hell … together. After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again … All eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow wants to do is hold her family together. With a brother on the frontline forced
to fight on behalf of the Gods now missing from the frontline and a mother drowning her sorrows, Iris’s best bet is winning the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. But when Iris’s letters to her brother fall into the wrong hands – that of the handsome but cold Roman Kitt, her rival at the paper – an unlikely magical connection forms. Expelled into the middle of a mystical war, magical typewriters in tow, can their bond withstand the fight for the fate of mankind and, most importantly, love?

My opinion

A little while ago, I began reading Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross. I knew people were very enthusiastic about it and I was so curious! That, and the stunning Fairyloot edition of this book, compelled me to read it. Because we all know I’m a sucker for a pretty book. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.

Rebecca Ross blew me away with her writing style and the originality of the story. She made me feel all the emotions. By that, I mean I giggled, was in suspense about what would happen next, and almost cried. I don’t easily cry when reading books, and I’m not even sure why I had tears burning in my eyes with Divine Rivals. It just gripped me, sucked me in, and didn’t let me go until I read the last page.

Divine Rivals was a unique book for me. The journey that both Iris and Roman undertook was incredible. You see them grow and witness what the war does to them. Ross really knows how to write. I wanted to say something fancy about it, but that’s just it. She knows how to write and how to make you feel things. And that is incredible. I must confess, I have a few questions, but I’m pretty convinced those will be answered in the second book, Ruthless Vows. I do believe this is a duology called Letters of Enchantment, so it will also be the epic conclusion we are all waiting for.

Final thoughts

If you love a realistic world with a touch of fantasy and magic, then this will be the perfect book for you. It has it all: love, pain, loss, happiness, uncertainty, magic, and a brilliantly written story. Give it a try – you can thank me later. 😉

Title: Divine Rivals
Serie: Letters of Enchantment 1
Author: Rebecca Ross
Pages: 357
ISBN: 978-0008588151
Publisher: HarperCollins

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