Crown of Sunlight
The Thief. The Murmur. The Shadow. The Combatant. The Traveler. Sunny and Josephine Corvinus have lived on Earth their entire lives.Broke.Orphans. Average.That was their life. Sunny, a dance teacher. Josephine, a librarian. Little did they know the blood running through their veins was a tracking device for a king in another realm. A realm called Writhia. A realm filled with illusions, and monsters, and royalty. People who spoke an entirely different language. People who were tracking them. People who... loved them. And when the two sisters are thrown into this realm, they have to fight like they've never fought before. Just when they think they've found a safe haven, Josephine gets kidnapped by a dark king. Sunny will stop at nothing to get her sister back. Even if it means trusting the general of said dark king.

Crown of Sunlight Details

TitleCrown of Sunlight
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 20th, 2019
PublisherPayton Taylor
ISBN-139781733888905
Rating
GenreFantasy

Crown of Sunlight Review

  • Taylor Bivens
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a little biased, but I LOVED this book!❤❤ I’m a little biased, but I LOVED this book!❤️❤️
  • Payton
    January 1, 1970
    I may be biased, but this book is amazing!!!
  • Tamara Envie
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 ⭐Crown of Sunlight is a story about two sisters from the modern world who suddenly find themselves in a parallel fantasy world in which they have superpowers.People have been asking me what the book is about, and that's usually the line I go with! 😊 I wouldn't want to say any more; it's not that a lot happens, but everything that does seems significant.When I saw the cover of this book I immediately wanted to read it. I mean, look at it, it's gorgeous. I had no idea how well the image would 4.5 ⭐Crown of Sunlight is a story about two sisters from the modern world who suddenly find themselves in a parallel fantasy world in which they have superpowers.People have been asking me what the book is about, and that's usually the line I go with! 😊 I wouldn't want to say any more; it's not that a lot happens, but everything that does seems significant.When I saw the cover of this book I immediately wanted to read it. I mean, look at it, it's gorgeous. I had no idea how well the image would actually tie in in the story, and when I figured that out I was amazed.I really enjoyed the story; I loved the change in perspectives that left some mystery, and the characters were well thought out. I loved the world too, though I was a bit confused by the technology... it felt a bit out of place in the otherwise fantasy world. But it did give some good twist, budding romance, and an ending that definitely leaves one wanting more!I will start reading Palace of Moonlight shortly! I can't wait to see what happens next. 😄I was provided with an ARC of this book by the authors in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Katie Zentai
    January 1, 1970
    Sunny and Jo live an everyday, boring life. Until one fateful day. The sisters first don't want to believe, that they were magically transported to another world, but soon they realize, the surprises not ended with this. In Writhia, dangers and secrets wait the girls. They have to get use not only a fully new world, but the truth about their family, which was hidden until this. And when the Dark King kidnaps Jo, Sunny knows, they have to fight with everything they have, to survive. I love good f Sunny and Jo live an everyday, boring life. Until one fateful day. The sisters first don't want to believe, that they were magically transported to another world, but soon they realize, the surprises not ended with this. In Writhia, dangers and secrets wait the girls. They have to get use not only a fully new world, but the truth about their family, which was hidden until this. And when the Dark King kidnaps Jo, Sunny knows, they have to fight with everything they have, to survive. I love good fantasy and Payton Taylor's Crown Of Sunlight was a great read. It had everything I wait from such a novel, interesting characters, magic, secrets and romance. And a world, about what, I can't wait to get know more. I enjoyed every page of the book, the twists and the end, which was teasing my curiosity. Shortly, Crown Of Sunlight was a great novel. It has fun, interesting characters, a unique world and secrets and surprises, which make you wanting more. I can recommend it to every fellow bookworm, mostly, if you like fantasy. I can't wait to read the second book!
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  • Hannah Lea
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the first book in this amazing series! If you are looking for adventure, danger, a compelling story in what I am sure to be a kick ass series as a whole, AMAZING characters you NEED to pick up this book. The moment I started this story I couldn't put it down. The way the writers have mapped out the characters and this world they have created is honestly so awe-inspiring. These books remind me how badly I need an adventure in my life but that is the magic o I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the first book in this amazing series! If you are looking for adventure, danger, a compelling story in what I am sure to be a kick ass series as a whole, AMAZING characters you NEED to pick up this book. The moment I started this story I couldn't put it down. The way the writers have mapped out the characters and this world they have created is honestly so awe-inspiring. These books remind me how badly I need an adventure in my life but that is the magic of books right? They allow us to travel to different worlds meeting different people that we find ourselves so enthralled with. THAT is what this series will do for you and you will not be disappointed.
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  • Kate Duncan
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic read! Was fortunate enough to get my hands on this before publication. I am so proud and excited to see what the future holds for these amazing writers! This book had an interesting and captivating flow that made it hard to put down.
  • Jillian
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes you find books with characters so realistic that you imagine you are friends with them. You imagine that you have experienced life alongside them and connect with them on an interpersonal level. Ok, maybe everyone doesn’t get this way about books, but I certainly do! “Crown of Sunlight” developed a complexity of characters that had me immediately invested in their survival. The book begins with two young women who are painfully struggling through the woes of “adulting” and working to g Sometimes you find books with characters so realistic that you imagine you are friends with them. You imagine that you have experienced life alongside them and connect with them on an interpersonal level. Ok, maybe everyone doesn’t get this way about books, but I certainly do! “Crown of Sunlight” developed a complexity of characters that had me immediately invested in their survival. The book begins with two young women who are painfully struggling through the woes of “adulting” and working to get by in life. They are just regular, everyday girls. Then the setting changes to an alternate universe with magic, fantasy, and out-of-this world events. Despite everything that happens, the characters remain complex, relatable and realistic. My favorite character was Seren who has layers of personality that makes him so loveable and complex. This book is reminiscent of those by Cassandra Clare and Sarah J Maas but are uniquely their own. The story maintains the Young Adult fantasy world with magic, fighting, and forbidden romance, but the plotline is entirely exclusive to the Corvinus Chronicles. I especially love the aspect of the “Gifts” and the markings/tattoos indicating an individual's gift. This takes a very modern look and makes it a functional, integral part of the character’s identify.I not only loved the entire plot of this book, but I was invested in the lives of the characters and genuinely cared what happened to them. This is essential in a multi-book series to keep an audience engaged, and Payton Taylor successfully accomplished this goal. I finished the first book and immediately moved to the second in the series. Now I am (impatiently) waiting for a third to be released and it has only been three weeks since the initial books were released. So, Payton Taylor, you have me hooked, pining for more and waiting for another opportunity to hang out with the characters of “Crown of Sunlight”. Well done, ladies! I am thoroughly obsessed :)
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  • Kim Orcutt
    January 1, 1970
    This book was amazing! I loved everything about it, from the story line to the characters. I absolutely can not wait for the next book.
  • Shayla Sugden
    January 1, 1970
    TLDR; Crown Of Sunlight is a MUST READ. This book is a fast-paced thrill-ride that is hard to put down from the first page to the last (and even after that). If you’re looking for a story that will leave you begging for more, look no further.Let me start by saying WOW. I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this book and it knocked my socks off.Firstly, I want to say that no book is perfect, which is why I like to give at least one critique to make my reviews more helpful—as that is what review TLDR; Crown Of Sunlight is a MUST READ. This book is a fast-paced thrill-ride that is hard to put down from the first page to the last (and even after that). If you’re looking for a story that will leave you begging for more, look no further.Let me start by saying WOW. I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this book and it knocked my socks off.Firstly, I want to say that no book is perfect, which is why I like to give at least one critique to make my reviews more helpful—as that is what reviews are for. That being said; Crown Of Sunlight came pretty darn close. When I first got the book, I’ll be honest; I was skeptical. I didn’t have a feel for the author and many debut novels can be disappointing. The prologue had intrigue and I could feel sparks of the magic of this world but I was still wary during the next few chapters. Then, after chapter 3, I plunged into this book. The entire book had me falling in love with the characters and the world they lived in. My one critique would be this; the author seemed to sell their writing, and their readers, short.By this I mean that sometimes the writing would show so much without telling, only for what was shown to be told anyway. If a monster is described in a way that scares me, I don’t need the character to point out how scary the monster is—I already know. Basically, the book is really good, but I think that it could be better if the author trusted that their writing shows just as much as it tells in such a way that the reader will pick up on it without needing to be told—and trust me the writing does just that. And I get that writing a book is very different than reading one, and you want to make sure that your readers are picking up on what you intend but rest assured that the writing in this book is strong enough that the audience will see past the literal, even if they aren’t trying.Long rant aside, there’s not much else I could find to nitpick from this book. The story is captivating and the characters only enhance it, every aspect of the story was not only strong but complimentary to each other which is what makes this book so good. So MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AUGUST 20! Because Crown Of Sunlight is one read that you won’t want to miss!
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  • tabassum
    January 1, 1970
    I remember seeing a teaser for this book months ago on Instagram and remember thinking I can’t wait for it to be released because I love the concept! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC copy from the authors though the page numbers were missing (which for some reason I found really amusing) I’m really happy that I did! Cliff-note summary: Dimension travel + royalty + lost princesses + kingdoms + Evil Kings + YA = a must read for me! I’m a sucker for all these tropes. This book with its I remember seeing a teaser for this book months ago on Instagram and remember thinking I can’t wait for it to be released because I love the concept! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC copy from the authors though the page numbers were missing (which for some reason I found really amusing) I’m really happy that I did! Cliff-note summary: Dimension travel + royalty + lost princesses + kingdoms + Evil Kings + YA = a must read for me! I’m a sucker for all these tropes. This book with its pretty cover was a huge distraction for me! I kept putting off starting it since I had deadlines but also kept sneaking in a few pages here and there. Then I hit chapter 3 and stayed up half the night to read almost the whole thing! Crown of Sunlight, is action packed with a fairly fast moving plot, something I was grateful for with all the questions I needed answered. The main characters of Sunny and Jo (sisters) among others such as Seren, Wes and Leo (baes) were instantly likeable. The plot was saucy and dramatic and the sisters had such a lovely relationship. For some reason I kept getting scared that one of them was going to go all evil for some reason 😂😂 (you’ll have to read to discover if they did 😉) It was well written and the world building was excellent. I particularly enjoyed that we had this story which usually takes place in an ‘archaic’ type setting take place in something similar only further down the timeline (as if their society too had hit the 21st century) for a high fantasy story I found this to be rather unique and all the more enjoyable for it! (Though I admit I’m starting to notice this more in newer authors. Seems like even in books we can’t live without our phones/technology) I loved the differences between the Wrythians and the Humans and instead of going down the ‘Fae’ route which most authors of this genre do we have a new kind of species. Of course I can’t forget about the unique way that the authors have portrayed the ‘Mates’ trope! Gosh I love the Mates trope! The book ended on a hugeeee cliffhanger making me infinitely grateful that I already have the sequel too! Yay for ARCS 🙌🏽I’d recommend this for fans of Throne of Glass, City of Veils etc.
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  • Satire
    January 1, 1970
    I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced reader’s copy of this book prior to the official publishing date.This book took the classic “girls from earth are plopped into another land” trope and transformed it into something magical, unique, and dramatic, with detailed descriptions, relatable characters, and a setting which bridged the fine line between science fiction and fantasy.A slew of realistic and intriguing characters with their own unique goals, values, and personalities made for a vi I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced reader’s copy of this book prior to the official publishing date.This book took the classic “girls from earth are plopped into another land” trope and transformed it into something magical, unique, and dramatic, with detailed descriptions, relatable characters, and a setting which bridged the fine line between science fiction and fantasy.A slew of realistic and intriguing characters with their own unique goals, values, and personalities made for a vivid cast. The characters in this book truly brought Writhia to life, especially the minor background characters.I particularly enjoyed the lavish descriptions of different locations, as well as the casual, clever, and sisterly dialogue between Sunny and Jo. Cultural references which Writhian (not sure if that’s the word for it!) natives didn’t understand were like little Easter eggs for the readers to enjoy and appreciate along with the main characters. I also appreciated the moral dilemmas this book brought to light (via Westin’s moral crises).I found it easy to dive right into this book. The pacing was quick and action-packed. The dialogue was accessible and not too complicated, even while discussing historical or political events which took place within the story’s sphere, which I appreciated. Sometimes, when authors work too hard to be taken seriously, they use fancy words in order to sound educated, but usually come across as pretentious and melodramatic. This book was the exact opposite of that, and the authors were unafraid to use realistic, casual language to describe what the characters are seeing, saying, or experiencing.This book ended in the most unlikely of places, a sinister, dark ending that left me curious about what happens next.*One additional thing I did notice is that my copy did not have page numbers, which was a shame, but didn’t hamper my enjoyment. I put this down to a formatting issue.
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  • Alexis
    January 1, 1970
    "Sunny will stop at nothing to get her sister back. Even if it means trusting the general of said king."*I was provided with an ARC by the author*Fans of Throne of Glass will absolutely love this book. It is wild from start to finish and the ending will leave you wanting more! Full of action, adventure, and of course romance Crown of Sunlight takes you to the magical world of Writhia were Sunny and her sister Jo learn that what they were told about there family when they were little is not compl "Sunny will stop at nothing to get her sister back. Even if it means trusting the general of said king."*I was provided with an ARC by the author*Fans of Throne of Glass will absolutely love this book. It is wild from start to finish and the ending will leave you wanting more! Full of action, adventure, and of course romance Crown of Sunlight takes you to the magical world of Writhia were Sunny and her sister Jo learn that what they were told about there family when they were little is not completely true and now they must face the truth about themselves and this new world they were thrown into. When Jo is Captured by a evil king Sunny must decide how much she is willing to risk to save her.This is a must read! It is absolutely amazing!
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  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    This is amazing book...I too am biased...its fantastic!!!!!
  • Kara Weaver
    January 1, 1970
    When Sunny and Josephine Corvinus end up in a world they've never heard of before, their lives are turned upside down, and how!Crown of Sunlight is a remarkably well written fantasy. I loved how the authors chose concepts that made you think of fantasy and the middle-ages and threw in technology. I loved how they created a world as similar as it is different to our own. They almost made me believe Writhia could be out there somewhere.The characters are well-rounded as far as I'm concerned, altho When Sunny and Josephine Corvinus end up in a world they've never heard of before, their lives are turned upside down, and how!Crown of Sunlight is a remarkably well written fantasy. I loved how the authors chose concepts that made you think of fantasy and the middle-ages and threw in technology. I loved how they created a world as similar as it is different to our own. They almost made me believe Writhia could be out there somewhere.The characters are well-rounded as far as I'm concerned, although in some cases, it felt things were glossed over a little. Things happened really fast while I would have loved to get a bit more into it. Regardless, I understand why the authors may not have chosen to do it, because the pacing was really well done. The book kept me on the edge of my seat all the time. There was one thing I will not go into because of spoilers that I felt was something that's been done so many times before love/romance wise, but I could forgive them for it because the characters worked well together. All in all, Crown of Sunlight is an amazing book and I cannot wait to dive into Palace of Moonlight! Well done ladies!
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  • BookDragons
    January 1, 1970
    Omg!! Obsessed! From the amazing cover to the story! It is just great! Sunny and Jo are broke adult orphans that find out that they are actually from another world centuries into the future! Then throw in Wes, Leo, and Seren as the men now in their lives and it gets better!! If you have yet you need to add this to your tbr now!!
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  • Rebecca Henry
    January 1, 1970
    I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an arc before this book was released for an honest review. I'm so glad I did because I loved it! The authors did an amazing job with world building, character development (who you will love!) with excellent plot flow. I'm excited for the next book in this amazing series!
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  • Ashlyn
    January 1, 1970
    This book was honestly a new favorite of mine, it has everything I look for in a book and more. From the exciting plot-twists to exciting action this book had me sitting on my seat dying to find out what happened next. If you like books by Sarah J. Maas then you're sure to fall in love with this book just as much!
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  • Sherri West
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book. I can't put it down. It is the best escape into a whole other world. I can't wait for more books from Payton Taylor.
  • Tianna
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my god I’m in love with this book. The plot, that characters, the writing, the magic! Everything about it is so well done I couldn’t put it down! I honestly recommend this book to anyone, especially fans of Sarah J. Mass. It’s got all the elements of magic and romance that captivated me right from the first sentence. And the ending! Are you kidding, no words. Amazing. I’m so pumped to get into book 2! Definitely a 10/10 book, The authors are crazy talented!
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  • Mary L
    January 1, 1970
    This is a new series by first time authors. I was lucky enough to get an early copy...and it is absolutely wonderful!! The characters are so so lovable, and the plot is fantastic!!! If you like fantasy then I highly recommend you pick this up as soon as it comes out!!
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  • Valerie South
    January 1, 1970
    This was not the kind of book I normally read, Although I did think it was amazing. It kept me wanting to keep reading and not put it down. I cannot wait for the next book to be out, I look so forward to reading the next books. I am probably not the person to be writing a review, but I can honestly recommend this book, it will keep you wanting too know what happens next, you will feel like your right there with the characters.
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  • Hannah Reed
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved the first book in the Corvinus Chronicles! It is an easy read that keeps you gripped from start to finish. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a fantasy story with some strong female leads and some hot male counterparts! Really excited to read Palace of Moonlight to find out what how the story develops.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Holy crap. I just finished this and I NEED the next book!!!!! So many questions I need answers for! I am so invested in Sunny, Jo, Westin and Leo now. And little Zoe!!! Pick this book up. You wont regret it!
  • Merik Votaw
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this first book. From the beginning I was enthralled with the new setting, interesting characters, and thoughtful writing. The plot was never dull, and I was always eager to see what happened next. I would highly recommend this book!
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