It’s rare that I find a book I don't like - as you might be able to tell from previous reviews - but it’s even rarer for me to find a story that I want to read again, and again, and again! And Stormdancer is absolutely the latter.
I may have been introduced to Mark Lawrence in spectacular, brutal fashion with his Broken Empire trilogy, but Red Sister proves that the man can create truly compelling, emotionally gripping stories - and he doesn’t need shock value to keep his readers hooked.
Thank you very much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This book was really, really hyped up for me. I heard all about how incredible it was, even before I managed to get my hands on a copy, and that made me nervous...
Hey, remember my review of the first book in this series? When I said it had some interesting worldbuilding, but was ultimately a pretty dull story with no compelling characters or stakes to carry it? Remember when I basically called it a boring read and wasn’t super thrilled about reading the rest of the series? Well take all that nonsense and chuck it right out the nearest window! Because this series just shattered all my expectations.
A cross-country adventure with all the highs and lows of a continental getaway, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman continues the story of the Athena Club and brings us deeper into the war between the monsters and the monstrous.
With grand magic, an epic quest, and the fate of a kingdom in the balance, Daughters of the Storm sets up all the right pieces for an epic tale, but fails to make us care.
Unravel the Dusk is a magical conclusion to Elizabeth Lim’s Blood of the Stars duology, even with a bit of uneven stitching at the seams.