Flashback Monday: Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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DANICA SHARDAE IS an avian shapeshifter, and the golden hawk’s form in which she takes to the sky is as natural to her as the human one that graces her on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the fighting began. As heir to the avian throne, she’ll do anything in her power to stop this war—even accept Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind’s greatest enemy, as her pair bond and make the two royal families one.

Trust. It is all Zane asks of Danica—and all they ask of their people—but it may be more than she can give.


I loved this book so, so much! It’s probably my favorite book by Amelia.

The story is about a race of avian and serpiente shapeshifters that have been at war with each other for centuries. In an effort to create peace between their peoples and to let old hatred die it’s suggested for the heirs to the avian and sepiente thrones wed to unite their people.

Well no one wants that, but the serpiente prince is willing to try and asks the avian princess to agree.

It’s such a fabulous story with some of my favorite tropes and elements: magic, enemies to lovers, warring families, and arranged marriage.

I love the difference in the avian and serpiente worlds. The avians are a cold and reserved people, with the serpiente being their absolute opposite in that they are very affectionate and passionate.

It’s just such a rich and beautiful story with great world building and characters.


Have you ever read Hawksong? Or do you think it’s something you might want to read? Let me know!

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