This book is a detective story, with only a tiny bit of magic. That’s not a bad thing, but don’t go into this expecting a fantasy!
This book took me a while to get into, but eventually I found myself enjoying it. The world building is done really well, and I became immersed in the world and the characters pretty early on.
I wanted to like this book SO much more than I actually did, and it is probably the biggest disappointment of my reading journey so far this year. After absolutely loving Caraval and Legendary, my expectations were set really high for Finale.
My one and only complaint about Ace of Shades was that we didn’t get enough info on the politics, and then comes King of Fools with all kinds of explanations and a political race at its center.
If I had to describe this book in one sentence, I’d say that it’s a cross between Caraval and Six of Crows, but it’s also super different and totally it’s own story.
Everything about this book was basic; I enjoyed reading it, but it doesn’t have anything that makes it special. Nothing made it stand out, and there were all kinds of small things that grated on me along the way.