Empress and Aniya

Author:

Candice Carty-Williams

Title:

Empress and Aniya

Publisher:

Knights Of Media

Nataka Books Reviews: 

Empress and Aniya

This story is a short but effective YA novel. I enjoyed reading it and actually finished the book in only two sittings. I love how realistic it is, from both perspectives. Though Aniya has everything she could want, her life still has its struggles. She’s not a one dimensional character who exists solely to push the story along. I also loved how real Empress seemed. It was clear how much older she had to behave because of her circumstances.


As the author’s note says, this story is for those who have love and those who need it, because every story is worth being told.


-- Review by Kyara

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Empress and Aniya

The blurb first:

The first YA novel from the bestselling author of Queenie. When Empress starts at Aniya's school, they're not exactly best friends. But, when the two teenage girls accidentally cast a spell on their 16th birthday and end up switching bodies, they quickly learn that friendship is the most important magic of all.

South London's answer to 'Freaky Friday', Empress and Aniya is a moving portrayal of the importance of real friendship and the ups and downs of being a teenager.


The Review of Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams :


Empress & Aniya is a sweet tale of two girls forced together at the right time, who learn to see the world from each other’s point of view. Aniya’s family has always taken care of her, making sure she had everything she needed from a nice home to the right opportunities. She surrounded herself with people she thought were good until she met Empress. Empress grew up on survival, wondering when her next meal would come & somehow, the two became the best of friends. Aniya saw how different people were around Empress, then she saw how Empress lived every day. It gave her a new respect for her friend and the luxuries her parents had given her.


This story is a short but effective YA novel. I enjoyed reading it and actually finished the book in only two sittings. I love how realistic it is, from both perspectives. Though Aniya has everything she could want, her life still has its struggles. She’s not a one dimensional character who exists solely to push the story along. I also loved how real Empress seemed. It was clear how much older she had to behave because of her circumstances.


As the author’s note says, this story is for those who have love and those who need it, because every story is worth being told.


-- Review by Kyara