Thursday, September 9, 2021

Review: Fly with the Arrow (Bluebeard's Secret #1) by Sarah K.L. Wilson

About the Book

No one told her the most important law of the court - the Law of Greeting.
If they had, maybe she wouldn't have greeted Bluebeard when he arrived to claim a mortal wife. And if she hadn't greeted him, she wouldn't have become his sixteenth wife or been swept away to the lands of the Wittenhame.

But if none of that had happened, then she wouldn't have been an integral part of the game that takes place every two hundred years - a game that determines the fates of nations .

For not all is as it seems, not in her homeland of Pensmoore, not in the Wittenhame, and certainly not in her new marriage.


This was my kind of book! I loved it! There was an ominous and foreboding feeling from the first page that drew me in and held me captive. I couldn't get enough of it!

The world building was fantastic and so vivid. I loved discovering the world of the Wittenbrand right alongside Izolda. It was a little confusing just being thrown into this new world, but so exciting, too, and full of so many surprises.

Izolda was fierce, strong, and courageous, with a good dose of spunk too. She's just the kind of heroine I love to read about. She knew her duty, and she planned to do it well. She might've longed for more, but wishing for it wouldn't make it happen, so she'd be the good girl and do what was expected of her. But no one had the decency to tell her about the Law of Greeting, and now her practical, dutiful, and carefully planned life has just been turned upside down. Nothing will ever be the same again.

I was incredibly intrigued by the mysterious and dangerous Bluebeard. He was bold, intense, and downright scary at times, yet there was a softness about him, a gentleness that he tried to hide. He had so many layers and I felt like we were just getting a glimpse of his true self when the book ended.

And speaking of the ending, what a doozy! I need the next book ASAP! Thank goodness I don't have too long to wait. If you're a fan of clean fantasy and/or retellings, I highly recommend this book. It's so good!



  1. You mentioned this as one you were waiting for, and I found it on NetGalley and read it! Yes, I can't wait for the next one! I haven't reviewed it, but it is one of the best fairy tale retellings I've read in a while. Izolda is a great character, isn't she? Here's hoping they defeat The Sword, and Arrow succeeds in his quest!

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And I agree, Izolda is a great character. I'm rooting so hard for Arrow to succeed! :)

  2. You've convinced me! I have to read this one. :D