Thank you, Stephen, Jamie, Black Crow PR for sending me a physical copy of The Sun and The Void by Gabriela Romero Lacruz for free in exchange for an honest review.
Happy Publication Day! This was also the 100th Book of the Year I added to Goodreads.
Title: The Sun and The Void
Author: Gabriela Romero Lacruz
Publication Date: 15th August 2023
Genre: Dark fantasy
Synopsis:Reina is desperate. Stuck on the edges of society, Reina’s only hope lies in an invitation from a grandmother she’s never met. But the journey to her is dangerous, and prayer can’t always avert disaster. Attacked by creatures that stalk the mountains, Reina is on the verge of death until her grandmother, a dark sorceress, intervenes. Now dependent on the Doña’s magic for her life, Reina will do anything to earn―and keep―her favour. Even the bidding of an ancient god who whispers to her at night.
Eva Kesaré is unwanted. Illegitimate and of mixed heritage, Eva is her family’s shame. She tries to be the perfect daughter, but Eva is hiding a secret: magic calls to her. Eva knows she should fight the temptation. Magic is the sign of the dark god, and using it is punishable by death. Yet it’s hard to ignore power when it has always been denied you. Eva is walking a dangerous path, one that gets stranger every day. And in the end, she’ll become something she never imagined.
Gabriela requested the content warnings be upvoted on the books Goodreads page so I will be including them here Content Warning: alcohol, assault, blood, child death, childbirth, death, demons, emotional abuse, gore, infertility, kidnapping, pregnancy, racism, religion, sexually explicit scenes, mentions of slavery, violence.