Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: young adult, fantasy
February 2022 Book of the Month!
I think it was a really great book and a great start to the trilogy. I really like fantasy books with a great world building that you kind of stop every so often and can almost picture where they are and what they are doing in the story. I also love an element of magic and supernatural powers.
I would recommend this book to people who love completely made up worlds in the fantasy genre. I absolutely loved it and the story gave a heck of a turn for me and that’s really where it picked up. So if you like those kinds of twists and turns, I think you’d like this book.
I might consider this book and possibly the series as a re-read possibility but it may not be in the near future. It’s kind of like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, there might be years in between re-reads.
I did enjoy the writing style of Leigh Bardugo. I’m not entirely sure what about the book is keeping me from rating this book 5 stars, but there is. I think there might have been something about the characters that I didn’t like or how the story went. I’m not entirely sure but I just couldn’t give it 5 stars.
I was very in to the story though. I kept turning the page every time and I had to keep stopping every couple of chapters otherwise I would’ve read the book in 24 hours.
Overall it was a great story and great world building. I have already read the second book in the series and I’m about to start the final book. I might not read the other series in the Grishaverse though. I don’t particularly want to get stuck in a rabbit hole in a multiple series story because I’ve had bad experiences with them in the past. (Looking at you Erin Hunter) But as the book goes on its own, it’s great.
2022 Reading Goal
Book #12 out of 50
2022 Reading Challenge