I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred--or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned "hollow" during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez's top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom--and end the war that has cost her everything.

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  • jessica

    this is a very read-worthy story, in the way that most YA fantasy books tend to be. but i am unconvinced that this offers anything new to the genre. its quite tropetastic - a minority group with magic...

  • Zoraida

    UPDATE 3/18/20After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the tour. Due to the CDC's recommendation to cancel or postpone events for 8 weeks, we don't want to risk the public safety of any read...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is not great but it is still good, original, captivating! I truly cried liked a baby and maturely threw my remote controller against the wall and I cried more because I have no idea how to turn o...

  • Emma

    Renata Convida has a special type of magic. The kind that can rip your memories away. She can take a little: your first kiss, your biggest loss, the secret codes of a rebel armyā€¦ Or she can take it ...

  • Sabrina

    ā€œ...loosely based on the Spain of the 15th century, reimagining the Inquisition...ā€ Assassinā€™s Creed anyone?...

  • Tani

    RATINGS: 4 STARSMy friends were totally confused with the previous review so I needed to get my lazy self back to work and write this one. Incendiary is set in Inquisition-era Spain where the royal f...

  • Lia Carstairs

    Actual Rating: ā­ā­ā­.5 Wow, I so called that.I think I've gotten tired of the whole "MC is a rebel who goes undercover to help overthrow the evil tyrant on the throne." Not that I hate it or an...

  • Jypsy

    Thank you Fantastic Flying Fiction Book Club and NetGalley for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Incendiary Hollow Crown #1By: Zoraida CĆ³rdova...

  • Rebecca Roanhorse

    4.5 stars. Another YA fantasy that I very much enjoyed. It starts with a bang, slows a bit and then really ramps up with an unexpected murder about 10 chapters in, and from there it's pretty nonstop. ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I already gave my votive offerings to the Ancient Gods and performed ritual dances when I lost my hope of request's acceptance from my Fairy God Mother NetGalley and Goodreads Giveaway campaigns! It's...