All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
Hey! I'm back with two book reviews today. The first is for a Young Adult book in a series I'm very fond of. Let's get started. :)
Title: The Vanishing Throne
Author: Elizabeth May
Part of a trilogy: Yes, book 2 in The Falconer trilogy
Original publication date: 19th November 2015
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (Read October 2017)
As much as I enjoyed The Falconer (which I read during the summer on holiday), this was a definite step-up. The pacing, the way time has moved on and everything has completely changed for Aileana.
I also enjoyed the introduction of new characters to love or hate and I'd like Aithinne to be real, thanks. I adore her; she's sassy and a badass warrior and such a loyal person. I feel like I prefer her even to Aileana (which I know is bad since Aithinne isn't the main character, but I can't help how I feel!). The relationship she and Kiaran have, given their history, is actually really nice. And wow, this book didn't hold back on the surprises and revelations. Most of the time I felt like I was either wanting to punch people or on some kind of rollercoaster (I love books that do that).
I admit it did lag a little bit in one or two places in the middle, or else I think I would have given it the full 5 stars. But everything in it has improved since the first book, so I'm hoping the ride keeps steady in the final book, The Fallen Kingdom. Because I really don't know what to do with that ending, especially since I got a sneak peak at book 3 in the end of my copy of The Vanishing Throne.
And I mean...
...I need it.
For anyone who has read this trilogy, let me know what you think of it. And for anyone who hasn't, if you like reading books about the Fae, then I'm sure you'll like these ones. :)
Happy reading. All the best.
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