Book Review of Dragon’s Shadow by Allison Morse

My Review

“A great king looks to win the war, not merely the battle.”

Kylie has always been different from her abnormally strong anger to her gut feeling that something more out there exists. Her “visions” of another world writes her off as crazy, and she spends plenty of time in a mental hospital. But she soon comes to find out that she’s not crazy after all, and she has a twin brother in another world, a land full of magic and wonder.

The writing flows very well. I loved Kylie as a character and I especially enjoyed getting inside Jarlon’s head. The author did a phenomenal job at world-building, creating something I have never read about before.

The book ends in a way that felt unfinished, so I’m wondering if there will be a sequel to Dragon’s Shadow. Overall, I did enjoy the book, and I look forward to discovering more books from the author.

My rating: 4 stars

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Book Review of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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Although I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first and second in the series, it was still definitely worth the read. The focus on war and serious details often gave me a headache as I tried to figure out what was going on and remember who was who. And then suddenly some of the characters were gay or bisexual. I honestly didn’t think it needed to be there. It only distracted from the story, hounding the reader with pages and pages of details that I don’t care to read about when there is a bigger picture in mind.

I would have liked to see Feyre and Tamlin talk at the end. I felt like the ending was too “happy” for what was going on with the battle. And the part after page 666, the same exact thing happened again that happened to Feyre Under the Mountain. It would have been nice to see something different in that regard, some variety.

Also, if the Bone Carver OR the Suriel would have told Feyre she was pregnant or something while the war was just around the corner, now THAT would have been interesting. But I’m sure that will happen much later on instead.

Either way, the book was good, but perhaps too long and filled with unnecessary details. 4 out of 5 stars.

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