I have heard that this is a love/hate sort of book. I fall in the middle. I can’t say I loved this book the way others did, but I did find the writing to be beautiful. There are so many gorgeous lines and quotes that I think back on all the time. But the slowness of the read and lack of connection to the Goblin King took away from the story for me.
I read this book on my honeymoon back in January and really enjoyed it. I was sent this book by a friend who said it was a favorite read of hers and it was easy to see why! I rated it a good 4 stars and I enjoyed just how different a fantasy read this was compared to all the other ones out there that I have read so far.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review! Thank you so much Dela!
Oh action. The eternal thrill of the chase, the ever guessing of who will pull the trigger first, the heroes, the villains, the battles. You know when you read a book and know there will be action scenes, but you read about 300 pages before anything really happens. Not that thats bad because I am a huge fan of story development. But Alwyn Hamilton has a way of developing the story while making each and every page a page turner. I am not kidding when I say there wasn’t a boring page in this book. There was always something going on and something to keep me entertained and focused, fantasy, magical beings, fights, and so on. However, even though it kept me going there were a few negatives such as connection to the romantic relationship between Amani and Jin and the feeling of confusion about the world and legends when they were placed into the story at times. Despite the negatives though, I enjoyed this fast paced journey beginning to end and I also loved the female empowerment this book boasted!
“The world makes things for each place. Fish for the sea, Rocs for the mountain skies, and girls with sun in their skin and perfect aim for a desert that doesn’t let weakness live.”
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