I decided to give this book a second shot, partially because I couldn’t really remember what I didn’t enjoy about it the first time around, and also because the second and third books in the series have very high ratings
This book was such a pleasant surprise! I didn’t go into this expecting to like it as much as it did. There was nothing that bothered me at all, and a few unique things that made the story that much more enjoyable.
This novel fell somewhere in the middle for me. A lot of this book is taken up by a journey the two main characters make, and the story is filled with descriptions of the landscapes they traverse along the way.
I have to admit that I was totally caught off guard by some of the events in this book. Some of the twists I could guess at and had my suspicions over, but at least one thing happened that I really didn’t see coming.
While the overall plot was a bit cookie cutter, I did enjoy this novel, and made it through the story very quickly.
I came out of Thunderhead feeling a bit burnt out on this world and the story, but also hopeful for a satisfying conclusion and some fresh surprises to be found in The Toll.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this book; I learned from reading reviews that a lot of people went into this book thinking it was going to be one thing and realizing it was something completely different.
As the title suggests, this book focuses a lot more on the Thunderhead- the all knowing technology that replaced government and that takes care of keeping everything running smoothly. Everything except matters of the Scythedom, that is.