Jan 23
Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

Reviews 0 ★★

A quartet that should've been a trilogy, the Greatcoats series concludes with Tyrant's Throne, a repetitive, drawn-out mess that managed to make a war boring. The most ridiculous aspect of this book (and it was a struggle to pick one) is that none of the characters has learned anything. They face the same problems, make the same decisions, and wonder why they face the same failures. Falcio, in particular, continues to be an utter fool. There was little to no growth on his side, and in the end, his foolish outlook was rewarded. And the main conflict in the book...

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Dec 28
Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Reviews 0 ★★★

In Saint’s Blood, the third instalment of the Greatcoats series, our heroes Falcio, Kest and Brasti struggle to save their country from an ever-growing threat. Their enemies are smarter and stronger, the world is darker, and the stakes have never been higher. While enjoyable, this book felt repetitive and confused, and like the main characters, I mostly felt tired while reading it.

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Jun 04
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Sightwitch is a clever prequel told from Ryber Fortiza’s point of view that sheds light into the events of Truthwitch and Windwitch. Although it’s a prequel, I think readers are best placed to read it after the first two full-length novels.

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Feb 17
Tithe by Holly Black

Tithe by Holly Black

Reviews 0 ★★★

Having loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, I was expecting something surreal and creepy from Tithe. While it delivered on those fronts, it also felt confused and half-hearted. Tithe took a long time to begin. The first part of the novel felt disjointed and slow. It may have been…

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Mar 18
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The third instalment in this series begins almost immediately where The Mime Order left off – with Paige coming to grips with the deception that had been revealed to her. But her tenuous grip on the Mime Order and uneasy alliance with there Rephaim leave her with very little time to recover, especially when a new threat is revealed.

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