Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift + Review + Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift + Review + Tour

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing date: January 19th, 2021

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The first book in an epic, heart-pounding fantasy duology about two royal heirs betrothed to be married, but whose loyalties are torn, and a ruthless enemy who threatens their world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal, and Renée Ahdieh. 

Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people. 

Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child. 

Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet. 

Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross…and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead. 

Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery’s fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it’s complicated and bound for greatness or destruction. 


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers


A vast magical system, vigilantes, secret identities, enemies to lovers.

Along with an arranged marriage twist makes for a fast paced enjoyable read.

Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift is the first installment in the Wickery duology, a fantasy series about two young royals whose have been betrothed to each other from an early age. Unfortunately they are rivals that have never seemed to be able to able to get along. Corresponding to each other through letters, they come to the conclusion that they are not right for each other and A marriage would be disastrous undertaking. Because of there extensive time away from each other, they have no idea what each other looks like.

Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a neighboring kingdom that possesses more magic. He is a highly competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic at an academy. Who has been gone from his home since a young child, who has been out of touch with the realities of what it takes to be ruler of a kingdom.

Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, she is a talented witch on the verge of taking her royal ceremony test. A bold girl who wants nothing more than her people to see her worth.

These two fiercely competitive love interests happen to come together under a series of events. Only their true identities have been withheld from each other.

The authors writing was superb, she kept the intricate magical system easy to comprehend. The characters are well developed and I enjoy to do more POV‘s between the two main characters. The unique magical system stands out with its i nine different elements that correspond to color /deities

This was a riveting addictive read. I loved the complex, color-based magical system, along with the diverse culture with two kingdoms.

CAST IN FIRELIGHT by Dana Swift is the story of young royal casters, arranged marriages, secrets identities along with enemies-to-lovers romance!

Dana Swift started making up fantasy worlds when she was eleven years old and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned degrees in English and Advertising. While in college, Dana competed as a saber fencer and learned a thing or two about fighting, parrying and how it feels to fall in love with your sparring partner. She currently lives with said husband in Miami, Florida. 

January 18th

Wishful Endings – Review & Interview

Nerd in New York – Review & Mood Board

Bookishfairytail – Review, Favourite Quotes, & Mood Board

Paperback Jedi – Review & Playlist

Fall Into Reading – Review & Favourite Quotes

Avni Reads – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

Alissa’s booktopia – Review & Mood Board

January 19th

Young at Heart Reader – Review, Mood Board & Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

Yours A-fiction-ately – Review & Favourite Quotes

A Backwards Story – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

The Bookish Dweeb – Review & Playlist

Lost Girl In Bookland – Review & Favourite Quotes

The BookSnom – Reviews & Favourite Quotes

January 20th

Sophie’s Reading Corner – Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

Note To The World – Review & Favourite Quotes

dinipandareads – Reivew & Book Look

One More Chapter – Review

Loveleighreading – Review & Favourite Quotes

Lu is lost in books – Review & Favourite Quotes

& She Reads – Review & Favourite Quotes

January 21st

Kait Plus Books – Interview

The Book Dutchesses – Review, Favourite Quotes & Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review

Confessions of a YA Reader – Promo Post

The Clever Reader – Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

being.myshelf – Review & Book Look

January 22nd

Always, Bookish Lovers – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

Books Over Everything – Review

Fall Into Reading – Review & Favourite Quotes

Starlight Reads – Review & Book Cover Love

Grownup Fangirl – Mood Board & Promo Post

Mallory Books – Review, Playlist & Journal Spread

What She Will Read – Review & Favourite Quotes

January 23rd

Stocked Up on Starbooks – Review

Endless Pages – Favourite Quotes & Book Look

B for Bookslut – Review

Fantastically Bookish – Review

Portrait of a Book – Review & Mood Board

Adventurous Bookworm – Review & Favourite Quotes

January 24th

Justice For Readers – Review & Interview

Thin Bookish Girl – Review & Favourite Quotes

The Book View – Review & Mood Board

Becky’s Book Blog – Review

Gwendalynbooks.com – Review

Nerdy Book Mama – Top 5 Reasons to Read Cast in Firelight

Basement.Bookcase – Review & Favourite Quotes

January 18th

TBR and Beyond – Promo

Wishful Endings – Blogger’s Choice

Bookishfairytail – Blogger’s Choice

Paperback Jedi – Blogger’s Choice

Fall Into Reading – Blogger’s Choice

Avni Reads – Blogger’s Choice

Alissa’s booktopia – Blogger’s Choice

January 19th

kathreadsya – Book Look

Young at Heart Reader – Blogger’s Choice

Yours A-fiction-ately – Blogger’s Choice

A Backwards Story – Blogger’s Choice

The Bookish Dweeb – Blogger’s Choice

Lost Girl In Bookland – Blogger’s Choice

The BookSnom – Blogger’s Choice

January 20th

Fangirl Pixie Books – Promo

Sophie’s Reading Corner – Blogger’s Choice

dinipandareads – Blogger’s Choice

One More Chapter – Blogger’s Choice

Loveleighreading – Blogger’s Choice

Lu is lost in books – Blogger’s Choice

& She Reads – Blogger’s Choice

January 21st

thesunandalltheotherstars – Review & Favourite Quotes

simplybeccamee – Review

The Book Dutchesses – Blogger’s Choice

Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Blogger’s Choice

The Clever Reader – Blogger’s Choice

being.myshelf – Blogger’s Choice

Note To The World – Blogger’s Choice

January 22nd

Always, Bookish Lovers – Blogger’s Choice

Books Over Everything – Blogger’s Choice

Fall Into Reading – Blogger’s Choice

Starlight Reads – Blogger’s Choice

Grownup Fangirl – Blogger’s Choice

Mallory Books – Blogger’s Choice

What She Will Read – Blogger’s Choice

January 23rd

Rampant_Reading – Review & Book Look

pagcturncr – Review

Booktallie – Review & Favourite Quotes

Endless Pages – Blogger’s Choice

Fantastically Bookish – Blogger’s Choice

Portrait of a Book – Blogger’s Choice

Adventurous Bookworm – Blogger’s Choice

January 24th

rochreads – Review

Little Free Librarian – Review & Favourite Quotes

Justice For Readers – Blogger’s Choice

Thin Bookish Girl – Blogger’s Choice

The Book View – Blogger’s Choice

Gwendalynbooks.com – Blogger’s Choice

Nerdy Book Mama – Blogger’s Choice

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