The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

A New Favorite

“The Serpent and the Wings of Night” by Carissa Broadbent invites readers into a world that seamlessly blends elements reminiscent of “The Hunger Games” and the supernatural intrigue of “Underworld.” Eagerly anticipating the release, I initially sought the book on Netgalley but, undeterred by the unavailability, I happily purchased and delved into its pages.

Set in a universe teeming with diverse vampire factions, the narrative centers around the Kejari, a once-in-a-century competition where participants engage in a fierce battle for the favor of the goddess of death. For Oraya, the adopted daughter of the Nightborn vampire King Vincent, the Kejari represents a chance to prove herself and secure a better life. Raised amid predators, Oraya, though human, emerges as a formidable warrior under the tutelage of her adoptive father. As the Kejari unfolds, it becomes a test of strategy, strength, and the alliances Oraya forms to navigate the perilous trials.

This being my first venture into Carissa Broadbent’s work, the initial intrigue was palpable. The story swiftly captivated me with its depiction of Oraya’s upbringing by Vincent, evolving into a tale of empowerment as she matures into a resilient woman. Oraya’s character, evident from the first chapter, exudes a determined spirit, promising a protagonist who refuses to succumb without a fight.

The narrative wastes no time immersing readers in action, showcasing the skills Oraya must employ for survival. The “Hunger Games” comparisons prove valid, given the brutality, gore, and chaos that permeate each trial. Every moment is a life-or-death struggle, a fact not lost on Oraya, whose control and precision become vital for her survival. The introduction of Raihn, a powerful and enigmatic vampire, adds an intriguing dynamic to the story, sparking questions about their inevitable connection.

The backstory of Oraya’s adoption by Vincent is seamlessly woven into the narrative, revealing her early awareness of the dangers surrounding her. Oraya emerges not as a vulnerable character, but as one with the means to protect herself, marked by strength and a guarded emotional stance cultivated through years of survival.

Each trial not only demands Oraya’s physical prowess but unveils unexpected facets of herself and her relationships, particularly with Raihn. Surprising revelations, such as Oraya’s latent magical abilities, add depth to her character, enhancing the narrative’s complexity. Oraya’s resilience amidst bloodshed and injuries reinforces her as a compelling protagonist.

As the story concludes, the unexpected ending leaves readers yearning for more. The promise of a second book adds to the anticipation, as the duet’s conclusion remains shrouded in mystery. Overall, “The Serpent and the Wings of Night” delivers a riveting narrative filled with suspense, unexpected twists, and a protagonist whose journey captivates from beginning to end. For those seeking a thrilling and enchanting experience, I highly recommend diving into this captivating tale by clicking the link below.

The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

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#I Am Totally Obsessed!
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