Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, Kristina Perez's Wild Savage Stars is the spellbinding sequel to Sweet Black Waves.
Branwen has a secret powerful enough to destroy two kingdoms.
Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by both her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen. Adrift in a rival court, Branwen must hide the truth from the enemy king by protecting the lovers who broke her heartand finds herself considering a darker path.
Not everyone wants the alliance with Branwen’s kingdom to succeedpeace is balanced on a knife’s edge, and her only chance may be to embrace the darkness within…
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Praise for Sweet Black Waves:
“Star-crossed love, tested loyalties, and magic that binds and burnsSweet Black Waves gripped me all the way to the shocking ending.” Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time
“Intense, swoon worthy, and smart.” Vic James, author of Gilded Cage and Tarnished City
About the Author
Kristina Pérez is a half-Argentine, half-Norwegian native New Yorker who has spent the past two decades living in Europe and Asia. She holds a PhD in Medieval Literature from the University of Cambridge and has taught at the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong. Wild Savage Stars is the second book in The Sweet Black Waves Trilogy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Last year I read Sweet Black Waves and was immediately pulled into the amazing world Kristina Pérez created. The retelling of Tristan and Iseult was unique and heartbreaking and I could not wait to dive back in, so of course I was thrilled when I received an early copy of Wild Savage Stars! This story picks up immediately after Sweet Black Waves leaves off, with Branwen, Tristan, and Essy arriving in an enemy kingdom. Everything and everyone is a mess after the shocking ending of the first book and Branwen, despite knowing her role in Tristan and Essy's betrayal, cannot bring herself to move on. I loved all most of the characters so much in the first book and was so utterly surprised when Essy and Tristan betrayed Branwen that this book was extra hard to read. I hated seeing Branwen at odds with both her cousin and Tristan, but I could completely understand why she felt the way that she did. Her desperation and pain was tangible throughout the book and I was rooting for her so hard to find a solution! I did find that, while I also sympathized with Tristan, I did not love him this time around (but maybe that's to be expected). A new character, Ruan, is also introduced in this book. I had a lot of reservations about him at first, but really came to love him. It does create a bit of a love triangle situation, but it's one that absolutely works and I am here for it. King Marc was also a surprisingly great character! Wild Savage Stars is full of political intrigue in addition to the fantasy and romance elements and I loved it! Politics can be hit or miss for me, but Kristina Pérez did a wonderful job of keeping my attention. I was constantly on the edge of my seat trying to guess what Branwen would do or what solutions she would come up with. She's the real queen here! The ending of this book absolutely broke my soul! I don't know how I'm expected to make it another year until book three, but I guess I'll find a way. I can't say much more without spoilers, but if you enjoyed Sweet Black Waves you'll definitely want to get your hands on Wild Savage Stars immediately!
My new favorite book!! I can't wait for the third one!!
Wild Savage Stars is a lush and dramatic novel, full of court intrigue, betrayal, and magic. As the sequel to Sweet Black Waves, Wild Savage Stars amps up the angst in this Tristian and Iseult retelling. Fans of romantic fantasy stories with court politics will love this series! Rating: 4.5 Stars Wild Savage Starts begins shortly after the events of Sweet Black Waves and from there, the angst snowballs into glorious drama throughout the novel. We are introduced to many new characters and a whole new setting that brings lots of intriguing conflict. Branwen must navigate this new world of hers, while trying to come to terms with her magic and the betrayal of Tristan and Eseult. Pérez brings to life the gloomy shores of Kernyvak and maintains an atmosphere of tension and drama. The world building is fantastic, and I loved being drawn into this world. Each character is well written and consistent. This story made me swoon, rage, and laugh. And after that ending, I CANNOT wait for book 3! If you loved Sweet Black Waves, you’ll love Wild Savage Stars. This novel was sent to me by the publisher at my request. The decision to review the book and all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.