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Vampires, Vengeance, and Passion: A Review of 'The Serpent and the Wings of Night' written by Carissa Broadbent

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Hi there!! I come back with an amazing review of another Fantasy book The Serpent and the Wings of Night. That's a very long name 😅. This is the first book in the series of Crowns of Nyaxia and it's written by Carissa Broadbent. It was on the shelf for a year before I decided to finally read it and it was the best decision. Let's get into review!!


The adopted human daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, Oraya carved her place in a world designed to kill her. Her only chance to become something more than prey is entering the Kejari: a legendary tournament held by the goddess of death herself.

But winning won’t be easy amongst the most vicious warriors from all three vampire houses. To survive, Oraya is forced to make an alliance with a mysterious rival.

Everything about Raihn is dangerous. He is a ruthless vampire, an efficient killer, an enemy to her father’s crown… and her greatest competition. Yet, what terrifies Oraya most of all is that she finds herself oddly drawn to him.

But there’s no room for compassion in the Kejari. War for the House of Night brews, shattering everything that Oraya thought she knew about her home. And Raihn may understand her more than anyone – but their blossoming attraction could be her downfall, in a kingdom where nothing is more deadly than love.

Young Adult Fantasy

Gothic Vampirish

Easy to Read

Multilayered Complex Characters

☙ Enemies to Lovers
☙ Deadly Games
☙ Survival of the Fittest
☙ Romantasy
☙ Paranormal Romance
☙ A world where Vampires rule
☙ Ruthless Vampire Clan Politics


I will say that this book has an amazing elaborate world with ruthless politics and tensions. The world is totally dominated by Vampires and humans are just the bottom of the food chain. Only exception is Oraya of the Nightborn because he was adopted by the Vampire King Vincent and he trained her to be as ruthless and cunning as possible,.

Oraya has to participate in a deadly competition nd come out as the winner so she can have her wish granted by the goddess Nyazia who created vampires and who also has a very tragic backstory. But she is kind of harsh on her vampires, to be honest. Anyway long story short Oraya participate in competitions meet Raihn and thus the start of a political drama.

On the whole, the plot and the story is pretty to notch. it was well-written and kind of addictive and there is a big cliffhanger at the end of the book 😅. This book has 4 stars from me.

Plot: ★★★★
★| 5 Stars

Romance: ★★★★ | 5 Stars

Characters:★★★★★ | 5 Stars
Pacing: ★★★★★| 5 stars
Mystery: ★★★★★| 5 star
Ending: ★★★★★| 5 Stars
Fun: ★★| 2 Stars 
Spice Level: 🌶| 1/5
Book Cover:★★★★★| 5 Stars 
Overall: ★★★★★ | 5 Stars

☙ The games and how Oraya survives like a cunning fox
☙ Vincent was a pretty awesome character

☙ The Death at the end of the book. It was unexpected and kind of heartbreaking

Best Words

“I’ve lived through some injustices in the last couple of centuries. Seen some fucking travesties. But one of the biggest, Oraya, is that anyone taught you that you should become anything other than exactly what you are.”

Carissa Broadbent, The Serpent and the Wings of Night

“Death isn’t frightening when weighed against an insignificant existence.”

Carissa Broadbent, The Serpent and the Wings of Night

“So many mistakes in the end,” he choked out. “Never you.”

Carissa Broadbent, The Serpent and the Wings of Night

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