Radiance by Grace Draven

I get why bookstagram has been raving about Radiance. It. Is. Magical. And I literally am writing this Just after finishing the Epilogue. I’m mushy and I have goosebumps too.
World building aside, the friends-to-lovers trope is what hooked me right from the first page.

Human woman Ildiko is married off to Kai prince (not human race) as a strategic alliance between two kingdoms. They become friends with complete mutual respect and almost have that BFF vibe roasting each other. I dig that vibe so much! He’s a proper Duke as much as she a Duchess and yet they respect each other so much I melted ok.

It’s a slow-burn romance with really amazing characters. Things get real after the first half, and it’s exhilarating to say the least. Brishen and Ildiko are amazing as a team, but their love is different from the couples that I’ve read before. I don’t think I disliked anything in this book, finished it in 3 days for crying out loud (it’s a 1 sitting book but girl’s gotta work 🤷‍♀️)

Heading to Eidolon next cuz can’t wait to know more about these two. Also if you ever find Brishen please tell him I’m looking for him and so is the whole fandom cuz I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THAT MAN! He is so pure, so is his bond with Ildiko who’s a total badass with an appearance of a delicate duchess.

The book is a solid 4.5 (not a 5 cuz I wanted more Brishen ok 😂 what? Don’t judge)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Okay, I’m adding this to my list.

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    1. Pls do! It’s wonderful. I’m about to finish the second in the trilogy

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      1. I bought Radiance today. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the second book.


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