Do you really need another raving review of this book? Yes? Okay fine. LOL Do you remember when Six of Crows came out? Everyone was talking about it and how it was not even considered Young Adult because how well done it is. Well, this book right here is the new Six of Crows phenomenon of 2018. The best thing? It’s a Debut Author!!
Complex, detailed and enchanting, this book left me at awe. The fact that for the first time I feel like a YA fantasy novel tackles the magical world like real adult fantasy books really surprised me. It is a very long book for YA (around 700 pages). It was worth every word of it. (Warning: if you have some difficult time to get into the book due to the details of the world building,
please proceed to the exit door , I mean please proceed anyway because a lot of action scenes and interesting plot revealing right after). The author mentioned how she was inspired by her West African heritage. She did it perfectly and brilliantly by blending culture reference and magical aspects. I find this very exciting because the African culture has so much to offer and they contributed to the popular “magic” that we know about. So it’s nice to finally read about it!
That are the qualities of the main character. I know you need this book. You are welcome.
Bonus point: the villain is amazing!! I don’t want to spoil EVEN A LITTLE bit so I will leave you with that.
I honestly didn’t like the romance, it was not necessary. I thought the author could develop so much more interactions between the characters without all that romance adding in every single time.
- THE ACTIONSSS. Chase scenes, sword fights, omg.
- The amazing characters !!
- The powerful political message
- The empowerment it provides to the young girls
- The magical system
That’s it for today! Let me know if you guys read this book or intend to buy it !! 😀
Thank you to the publicist for giving me a free copy to review !