Six Scorched Roses by Carissa Broadbent – Book Review

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Six roses. Six vials of blood. Six visits to a vampire who could be her salvation…or her damnation.

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Lilith has been dying since the day she was born. While she has since come to terms with her own death, the deaths of everyone she loves is a completely different matter. As the town she calls home slowly withers away due to a mysterious god-cursed illness, Lilith takes matters into her own hands.

Desperate to find a cure, Lilith strikes a bargain with the only thing the gods hate more than her village: a vampire. Lilith offers him six roses from the only patch of land with the ability to grow any sort of plant life, in exchange for six vials of his vampire blood, the last hope she has for saving her town.

But what begins as a simple, even odd perhaps, transaction gradually becomes something more. Lilith is faced with a terrifying realization, it is dangerous to wander willingly into the clothes of a vampire, and in a place already suffering from a god’s wrath, even more dangerous to fall in love with one.

Six Scorched Roses is a standalone fantasy romance novella set in the world of the Crown of Nyaxia series.

Thoughts on the Plot

For a novella, this book was extremely well thought out. The pace felt extremely well done for a book so short. The story never felt rushed or dragged out, everything had a time and a place.

The world-building is right in line with The Serpent and The Wings of Night, this novella beefs up the world-building.

This book was the absolute perfect mix of science and romance and I ATE IT UP.

If I had to badly describe this book, which I will to you now, I would refer to the vibe being a mix of The Beauty and The Beast retelling meets The Love Hypothesis but Adam is a vampire and Olive has more self-confidence.

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I cannot say I did not see the plot twist at the end coming. There were hints of it here and there throughout the book, but my jaw was still on the floor.

I just loved this book, it’s so hard for me to write this. I just want you to read it and love it and thank me for recommending it. 🥹

Thoughts on the Characters

I have way too many thoughts about our main characters, Lilth and Vale.

Lilith is a STEM queen and so beyond smart, loyal, witty, and admirable.

I love Raihn as the leading man next to Oraya, but OMG.

If you switched from a Rhysand girlie to a Cassian girlie, congrats, you will also go from a Raihn girlie to a Vale girlie. It is a canon event, I cannot interfere.

Vale is such a cinnamon roll. He has obviously been through some stuff, but he has a soft spot for Lilith and I am here for it.

He is charismatic, intelligent, and a bit of a nerd himself too.

I mean, the man writes love letters. L O V E L E T T E R S !

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Final Thoughts

The spice in this book is on point. 🌶️ Carissa Broadbent does not disappoint when it comes to smut in her books. The chemistry she manages to create between her characters is one of the many things I love about her books.

And honestly, this is probably my favorite book of the Crowns of Nyaxia series.

If I had any complaints about this book, it would be I want MORE! We do see Lilith and Vale again in The Ashes and the Star Cursed King and I love Lilith using her quirky wit on Raihn. However, the little snippets weren’t enough to fill the Lilith and Vale-sized gaping hole in my heart.

This book obviously gets 5 out of 5 stars. But if I could I’d give it 10 out of 5 stars.

I devoured Lilith and Vale’s story in a matter of hours and if I could go back, I would have read slower and really savored their story.

So please go read the Crowns of Nyaxia series so you can fall in love with Lilith and Vale too. ❤️‍🔥

You Might Also Like: The Serpent and The Wings of Night // The Ashes and The Star Cursed King

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