It’s been a while since I read The Heart of Betrayal, so I had to read an in-depth recap of the events of the last two books. Good thing, too! So much stuff happens in this third and final book!
I can’t remember if I’ve reviewed the first two volumes of this comic series on my blog… And shame on me! I picked up volumes 3 & 4 when I came across them at the library. I’ve seriously forgotten how fun and hilarious this series is!
Again, I’m reviewing the two volumes together like I did with Monstress. 🙂
I was absolutely thrilled to hear we would have a novella just on Chaol. He’s one of my favorite characters from the series. And while I do have a few issues with him (mostly his prejudices), I love him above all, lol! So when Sarah announced the novella was turned into a novel, I was ecstatic!
Diving into Tower of Dawn was a bit like coming home in ways I never imagined it would be. Returning to the world of Throne of Glass and being introduced into a brand new world of the southern continent and its cultures and people… To reacquaint myself with these characters and to come out in the end as loving them more… I cannot imagine a better pleasure as a reader.
I’m going to try my hardest to keep this spoiler-free!
I really wanted to like this more. Pitched as Doctor Who meets Firefly (or Guardians of the Galaxy) I was pumped for lots of adventure and greatness! Alas, Invictus fell short in a few key areas for me. I think I was in some sort of reading funk which probably affected by opinion of the book, too. Maybe I’ll have to give it another go in the future.
This ARC was not provided to me by the publisher. I actually traded another ARC for this one.
Oh my goodness, why have I just now discovered this lovely graphic novel? I’ve seen the single issue comics in comic book stores, and while it intrigued me, I never bothered to pick it up. But then I heard it was an East Asian-inspired, steampunk-esque, matriarchal fantasy world and hello, yes, I’m hooked.
So I decided to review volume 1 and 2 together. Truthfully, sometimes I struggle with writing a review of a single volume, especially since this is definitely a longer series. Sometimes I feel as if volume one just allows me to touch the surface of the world, while volume 2 drags me under. 😉
While the second book in The Testing series wasn’t as good as the first one, I still enjoyed this book. We get a better sense of the world in which Cia lives and how she deals with the aftermath of the Testing.
Wow. Where do I even begin? Marie Lu solidified her place as one of my auto-buy authors when I finished Champion. (Yes, I read The Young Elites trilogy first.) So when I first heard about Warcross, I did a little happy dance–happiness for my favorite author releasing another book and that it would definitely make my gamer girl heart very happy.
It didn’t disappoint.
This book was a pleasant surprise. While I like historical fiction, I stick mainly to historical fiction that takes place in Britain, so to dive into this (audio)book which takes place during the late 1840s Gold Rush America, I was a bit…hesitant to say the least. It has a bit of a western feel to it as well. But the characters surprised me, and when I finished, I was quite excited to start the next one (but I haven’t yet because I seriously have a TBR for fall–shocker!).
Eeeek, am I glad that I reread this book! I mean, I knew I would love it going in, but there are certainly some things I missed. Goodness me, how could I forgot that all these characters were introduced? I read so many books each year that I suppose it’s easy to forget.
(Also, bonus fact: One year ago yesterday, I met Sarah J. Maas on the Empire of Storms book tour. You can check out that post here. 🙂 )
This review will contain spoilers. You can read my original review over on Goodreads.
When I heard some characters from these novellas would make an appearance in Tower of Dawn, I knew I had to reread this. Even so, I wasn’t eager to read this book since I remember not really caring about them. That’s remains quite true two years later.
This review may contain spoilers! You can read my original review here.