My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Simon & Schuster Canada
Published: January 8th, 2019
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Powers, Family
Read The Mortal Instruments instead. If you’ve read The Mortal Instruments, try Vampire Academy. If you’ve tried Vampire Academy, dive into Lady Helen. If you’ve dived into Lady Helen, plunge into The Stars Never Rise. If you’ve plunged into The Stars Never Rise, open Monsters of Verity. If you’ve opened Monsters of Verity, give the Grisha Verse a chance. If you’ve given the Grisha Verse a chance, lose yourself in Daughter of Smoke and Bone. If you’ve lost yourself in Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I’M OUT. Just read this book, it’s FINE. UGH you’re such a bookworm. You don’t need me.
I have to say I had no doubt whatsoever I would enjoy this book. After finishing The Conqueror’s Saga from this author I was ready to worship Kiersten White until the end of my days. I was ready to crack any of her future stories open with a smile on my face. And that’s what I did. But I did not have the impression that the author cared much about her own heroine. She makes her say and do silly things. She has strength in her, but is so juvenile that her strength is easy to overlook. Maybe this is because it takes place in Buffy’s world so it’s not 100% Kiersten White’s creation? Maybe if the author had written about vampire and demon slayers without making any link whatsoever to Buffy. Maybe it would have felt more authentic that way. Maybe. Perhaps.
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