Witches Steeped Gold by Ciannon Smart || ARC Review


Witches Steeped Gold by Ciannon Smart

Witches Steeped Gold by Ciannon Smart
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal
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Source: Thank you Pansing Distribution for the review copy in return for an honest review
Rating: DNF (Did Not Finish)


Trust no witch . . .

Iraya Adair has spent her life in a cell. Heir of an overthrown and magically-gifted dynasty, she was exiled from her home on the island nation of Aiyca when she was just a child. But every day brings her closer to freedom - and vengeance. Jazmyne Cariot grew up dressed in gold, with stolen magic at her fingertips. Daughter of the self-crowned doyenne, her existence is a threat to her mother's rule. But unlike her sister, Jazmyne has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother's power. Sworn enemies, the two witches enter a deadly alliance to take down the woman who threatens both their worlds. But revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain - except the lengths Iraya and Jazmyne will go to win this game.

Two witches. One motive. And a very untrustworthy alliance.


First thing first, I love the cover. It is beautiful. The combination of green and gold really pulls it off and attracts me. Then, the synopsis so intrigues me to quickly dive into the story. Witches, magic, an heir,  - I'm honestly yes to that. Iraya and Jazmyne are two different people who have the same desires and goals. They both are enemies but somehow decide to join hands to take down the biggest enemy who threatens the world. 

As much as the promising premise, the beautiful world building, told in two different POVs somehow the storytelling doesn't favour me. I was frustrated but I'm trying my best to push it out thinking that maybe the next chapter will interesting. Anyhow, I don't think I can push myself anymore which I decided to DNF it. I am sad that I couldn't finish the book but I really can't. I know many people loves this book and maybe you will like this book better than I am. Maybe one day I will give this book a second chance because I know it is a good book, it just that it is not work for me yet. This is my own personal view.