Book Review: Maiden of Candlelight and Lotuses by Anastasis Blythe

About the Book

  • Title: Maiden of Candlelight and Lotuses
  • Author: Anastasis Blythe
  • Genre: Fantasy, Clean, Romance, Asian Romance
  • Find it on: Goodreads, Bookbub, Amazon


Dreams of magic and romance have no place in the heart of a poor farm girl. Or so Liena thought…

Magical visions have a way of turning the world upside-down. One minute Song Liena is a simple farm girl hoping for good luck at the matchmaker, and the next she is a student at the empire’s most rigorous and dangerous magic Academy.

It doesn’t take long for her to realize she’s ten years behind, her magic is weak, and she is in way over her head. But Liena is determined to work hard if it means a chance at a better life for her family.

She just wasn’t counting on being noticed by the handsome Crown Prince—a warrior-in-training said to have fire magic powerful enough to decimate entire armies.

But princes are not for peasants, and everything is not as it seems at the Academy. Monsters lurk around every corner, and someone is dabbling in dark, illegal magic.
Someone who has set their sinister sights on her.

My Thoughts on Maiden of Candlelight and Lotuses by Anastasis Blythe

I was so intrigued by this series after seeing all the lovely quotes Anastasis Blythe kept posting on Instagram!

And let me tell you, this book was amazing.

It had all the feels.
🌺the character were so engaging and made me fall for them right from the start. They were detailed and enchanting.
🌺I loved the background of the characters and how we got to see some of their training! Plus the “battles” were really cool too!!
🌺And I loved the theme of always getting back up and fighting your own battles—no one can fight them for you!

This book was an easy 5⭐️ for me and I am off to tread the second book in the series!

** After reading the next few books in the series… Oh MY GOODNESS Ya’ll. This is some of the best story set up ever. You won’t realize it while reading this book, but after reading the next few you will understand the ramifications of all the little details woven into this book on another level! Amazingly well done Anastasis Blythe!

About the Author

Anastasis Blythe makes her home in central Texas with her husband and their two adorable but rather whiny cats. When she’s not writing, she is working her day job, reading an unhealthy amount of fantasy novels, and trying to keep up with the laundry. You can find her on Instagram at @anastasisblythe and on her website at

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