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Young Adult Fiction General

Frozen Hearts and Death Magic

by (author) Day Leitao

Sparkly Wave
Initial publish date
Jan 2022
General, Paranormal
Recommended Age
16 to 18
Recommended Grade
11 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price

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Drama and romance abound in this telenovela-inspired upper-YA romantic fantasy for fans of multi-POV stories, enemies-to-lovers, forbidden love, family secrets, royal intrigue, and mysterious magic.

A forbidden fae kiss could be deadly.

Naia was raised in the shadow of her twin brother, the crown prince, who has iron magic much more powerful than hers. But Naia has wishes of her own. They awaken when she finds a white fae almost dying in the woods. She only heard of them in stories; the dreaded race that razed cities to the ground, killed her grandparents, almost rid Aluria of humans—until they disappeared. Now, twenty years later, are they back? Is there another war coming? But the fae is evasive and secretive. He's also alluring and fascinating, more beautiful than anyone she’s ever seen. And then it happens: her first kiss—and nothing will be the same again. I

n another kingdom, Leah, a necromancer princess, has to find a husband in less than four days, during the Gathering, when royals from all over Aluria meet. Her family makes it very clear that she can pick any prince she wants—except one: Naia’s brother. And it turns out that he’s the one; the one who makes her heart beat faster.

Meanwhile, war looms over the land. One of the kingdoms is amassing immense power. The White Fae might be returning. Amidst it all, Naia and her brother struggle with newfound magical powers, family secrets, and most of all, their own treacherous hearts. Frozen Hears and Death Magic is book 1 of the Duology Of Fire and Fae, recommended for readers 16 and up.

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Editorial Reviews

"There are two romances in this story, which is great for a romance lover like me. I'm a sucker for a swoon-worthy love story, and there is one in particular that I really liked." Julie - One Book More "A beautiful tale that will suck you in from the very first chapter." Shraddha Nanda - Goodreads

"This is an entertaining and rather creative take on the YA and high fantasy genre that I feel fans of high stakes drama (and soap opera plot twists) will be sure to enjoy." Artfully Bookish

"This book is Cruel Prince meets Red Queen meets a soap opera meets so much more. It has enemies-to-lovers, forbidden love, chosen family, fantasy, adventure, action, mystery, friendship, comedy, witty banter, and lots and lots of drama." The Book Fairy

"The world and writing grips the reader and takes you on a wonderful adventure." Ashes of a Book Dragon

"I just love Fel, Naia and Leah." Phannie the Ginger Bookworm

"Frozen Hearts and Death Magic is described as a telenovela, and I would say that through the writing and the way the story is told this is very clear!" Lost in Neverland

"Overall, this book is pretty exciting to read and it has fae and dragons too so that’s a bonus." Deekay - Daily Dose of Reading

"If you're a fan of slow-burn romance, a fantasy world filled with fae, dragons and magical powers, this is your book!" Neris Books

"It literally felt like a glossy soap opera." The Nutty Bookworm

"Engaging fantasy with terrific writing! The world building, tension, action and romance kept me reading to the very end, and I didn't see those plot twists coming." Diane E. Samson, author of Gems of Fire

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