Book Review: Falling Kingdoms

4-star

Title:  Falling Kingdoms

Author:  Morgan Rhodes

Series? Yes. 1 of 6.

Rating: 4/5 stars

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I had serious doubts about this book initially as it was marketed as ‘Game of Thrones for teens’, which raises the bar ridiculously high. However, I had a lot of fun with it and think it’s a great first taste for those struggling to get into high fantasy.

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1.  Cast of Chararacters

Even in the darkest and most cruel person, there is still a kernel of good. and within the most perfect champion, there is also darkness.

Like Game of Thrones, this series includes multiple POV from 5 different characters.  I always love when the author decides to do this, as I love getting into the heads of different characters.  When you can see things from someone’s POV, it’s hard to think of them as a villain – it’s also hard to think of anyone as pure and good. For me, morally gray protagonist is where the magic happens – it’s damn hard to relate to a squeaky clean saviour, just as it’s damn hard to sympathise with a moustache twirling villain.

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Book Review: Throne of Glass

3star

Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J Maas

Ratings: 2.5/5 stars

Series: Yes, 1 of 7

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Celaena Sardothien, named Ardalan’s most lethal assassin, has been imprisoned in the slave camp Endovier since she was 17.  One year after her enslavement, Dorian, Crown Prince of Ardalan, frees her on one condition: she must represent him in a dangerous contest to become the King’s Champion.

I really wanted to love this one.  I read the novellas before the first book came out a couple of years back and really enjoyed them.  However, I feel like the book was not as strong as the novella, both in terms of characterisation and plot. Oh man, this was such a disappointment.

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