Shadow and Bone

I know I say this quite often but why did I wait so long to read this book? If there is one thing this quarantine has given me is the ability to sit at home and read all the books that I have had in my TBR pile for so long. I took a chance and bought the whole trilogy one day.

I didn’t get captured in the story right away. It took about three chapters before I wanted to finish it. I also can say that I didn’t rush to finish it. It wasn’t that kind of hold on me when reading. It was more of a leisurely read that was captivating in its own way. I enjoyed the story and the characters. The author did a good job of unfolding parts of the story when she wanted to and keeping you figuring it all out.

There was a couple of twists in there I didn’t see coming I will say that. I also have seen on Book Twitter about Mal and I am loving every second of him before anything happens. I can honestly say this book wasn’t a rush read because I am hooked into the late hours on the story. It was more of an unfolding of the story for me was worth it. I don’t really know how to explain it.

Five out of five stars.

Long May She Reign

Long May She Reign

I had high hopes for this book. I loved the synopsis and the cover. But after a couple of chapters, it just did not hold for me. The main character didn’t catch my attention like I had hoped. I tried to give it more than a couple of chapters to hold on to my interest but I could not even make it there.

The main character, Freya, is 23rd in line and suddenly becomes queen by the fact everyone gets poisoned and only wants to conduct experiments and be a scientist. It is a great idea but there was no hold for me. I think this book should have been a sci-fi novel and a couple of things should have changed. Sadly I cannot recommend this book.

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Two out of five stars. 😦