When Wishes Bleed by Casey L Bond

This is the first book in the When Wishes Bleed Series


One Prince. One Witch. One Fate.

The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled.

Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive. The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen.

Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.

When Wishes Bleed is such an intriguing book. I haven’t really read a lot of books that deal with witchcraft or paganism.

I really enjoyed how we meet the main characters. It sets the story up really well and you can follow the growth of the main protagonist Sable.

Sable quickly became my favourite character. Being ostracised from the circle because of who she is and what her power is. I also loved her independence and the fact she doesn’t let people walk over her.

The characters and world building really stand out to me. I love the friendships that Sable gains throughout the book and the relationship be Sable and Tauren.

The societal structure and the way there is sectors also intrigued me especially when they only slow people into certain sectors at specific times of the year.

Hidden messages and even secrets are also trickled into the story especially for Sable. Sable doesn’t really know why she is treated a certain way until nearly the end of the book .

Overall I loved When Wishes Bleed. I loved the ending and can’t wait to read the next book.


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