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.
I had a really hard time getting into this one, and I’m not really sure why. I think there were a few things going on: first, that the characters didn’t have enough depth and I was struggling to connect with them, and second, the plot had too many loose threads that lasted too long and not enough happened in regards to each.
DNF 75%. It took me a while to get into this one, and I’m not really sure why even I stuck around and lasted as long as I did. The writing was very plain and basic, and I felt that the descriptions of environments and characters were lacking overall.
Title: Muse of Nightmare Author: Laini Taylor Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Pages: 522 My Rating: 5 stars “Once upon a time there was a silence that dreamed of becoming a song, and then I found you, and now everything is music.” It’s been a long time since a novel has evoked... Continue Reading →
This book is mystery after mystery, interspersed between dreams and wonder. You’re swept up into the fantasy right along with Lazlo and Sarai- just in time for reality to snap them out of it and remind you that there are important, scary, life changing things going on during the waking hours.
When I started reading, I was excited for a book full of a strong Juliette; a Juliette that knows how powerful she is and that is confident in herself and her abilities. Unfortunately I wasn't rewarded with as much of this as I was expecting, and we got a lot of drama, but out of all the books in the series so far, I enjoyed reading this one the most.