Book Review | Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

Title: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries
Author: Heather Fawcett
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Fae
Publication Date: Janaury 10th, 2023
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

“Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party–or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people.
So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her.
But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones–the most elusive of all faeries–lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all–her own heart.” (Goodreads)

This book wasn’t a bad book but there were just a couple of things that kept me from latching onto it. I do think that this book will invest other readers and I wish it had worked better for me.

The book is told from one point-of-view and it comes from Emily Wilde. She is studying faeries and has found herself in a small village to continue out her work. I liked this idea a lot. Usually we see a lot of scholarly people but they aren’t out in the field and it usually doesn’t have to deal with the fae folk. It makes for an interesting premise. Emily is a very secluded woman who knows what she wants. I liked that about her because she was usually ostracized for having poor social skills, ha. I feel like we could have gotten along because of that.

The other characters were fine but I feel like some were just one dimensional and when I thought they would have more to do with the plot they didn’t.

My biggest issue with the book was the writing style. It’s a great idea to write it like scholarly journal entries but it made it very dull and I found myself not wanting to pick the book up. This may not be an issue for some.

Another issue I had was that many of the exciting parts don’t happen until after the halfway point. If I am already dulled by the writing and the pace is slow it’s just a disasterly combo for my reading mood.

I do think that some of the things she learned about the fae folk were cool but some just felt very short with no continuation. I just wish there had been more.

Overall, this was a decent book. I didn’t dislike it but I didn’t love it either. I’m sure that it will find its readers though because it is very unique.

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Arc Review: A Fire Endless (Elements of Cadence #2) by Rebecca Ross

Title: A Fire Endless (Elements of Cadence #2)
Author: Rebecca Ross
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Romance
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Arc Review: A River Enchanted (Elements of Cadence #1) by Rebecca Ross

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

“East and West. Humans and Spirits. Breccans and Tamerlaines. The Isle of Cadence has always held itself and its residents in a tenuous balance. But now Bane, the spirit of the North Wind, has pushed everyone and everything in his path off-kilter in a bid to claim dominion over all.
In the West, Adaira struggles to adjust to the more brutal, bitter ways of life among the Breccans. Striving to find her place in the clan, she swiftly realizes that it just might be the last role she desires to hold. And while magic blooms effortlessly for the Breccans in the west, the spirits continue to suffer beneath Bane’s harsh power, felt in every gust of wind.
In the East, Jack is adrift without Adaira until he sings to the ember-weak fire spirits, acquiring a dangerous mission he never expected. One that is destined to lead him westward. Likewise, Torin and Sidra are consumed by a new mystery as sickness spreads first amongst the crops, and then to the people of the Tamerlaine clan. While Sidra desperately searches for a cure, Torin dares to strike a bargain with the spirits—a precarious folly anytime, but especially now as the days grow darker.
With the island falling further out of balance, humans and spirits alike will need to join together to face Bane, and Jack’s gift with the harp will be called upon once more. Yet no one can challenge the North Wind without paying a terrible price, and the sacrifice required this time may be more than Jack, Adaira, Torin, and Sidra can bear to pay.”

This was everything I wanted and more! This is my favorite duology to date and I will talk about it forever.

The book is told from multiple point-of-views just like in the first book. All of the characters are back and a few new ones also make their entrance and it was nice to get to know more about the spirits and their realm.

If you asked me who my favorite couple in this duology is I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Each pairing brings a different struggle to the table and a different sort of love. Each one melts your heart and also breaks it at the same time. It’s not even the romantic relationships either. The sibling bonds and parental ones are just as important. I cried tears of happiness and sadness, sometimes at the same time haha. It’s just so easy to get wrapped up and feel some sort of way towards what is happening to the characters. There is great character development!

I will say that, and maybe this is me picking haha, but I could see my personal relationship in Torin and Sidra’s. Through their struggles and not always seeing eye-to-eye and speaking out in anger. It made them very relatable and maybe that is why it hit so hard.

After the last book and the way that it ended I knew what one of the plot lines would be but I wasn’t expecting everything else that came with it. There were some wild moments and I was in utter disbelief at what I was reading! This is one of those books that you get anxious about and you have to continuously read because you have to know what will happen! My poor heart couldn’t take the suspense.

It’s really hard to put into words how this book made me feel. Usually five star reads are an easy review but this book was just so beautifully written and wonderful that it makes me at a loss for words.

Overall, this book was just amazing! No complaints at all. If you haven’t read this duology yet then get to it! You won’t be disappointed.

Arc Review: Empire of Exiles by Erin M Evans

Title: Empire of Exiles
Author: Erin M. Evans
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Publisher: Orbit
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

“Twenty-seven years ago, a Duke with a grudge led a ruthless coup against the empire of Semilla, killing thousands. He failed. The Duke was executed, a terrifyingly powerful sorcerer was imprisoned, and an unwilling princess disappeared.
The empire moved on.
Now, when Quill, an apprentice scribe, arrives in the capital city, he believes he’s on a simple errand for another pompous noble: fetch ancient artifacts from the magical Imperial Archives. He’s always found his apprenticeship to be dull work. But these aren’t just any artifacts — these are the instruments of revolution, the banners under which the Duke lead his coup.
Just as the artifacts are unearthed, the city is shaken by a brutal murder that seems to have been caused by a weapon not seen since the days of rebellion.
Since Quill is the only reliable witness to the murder, and no one in power believes his story, he must join with a young mage, a seasoned archivist, and a disillusioned detective to find the truth of the attack. And what they uncover will be the key to saving the empire – or destroying it for good.” (Goodreads)

I hadn’t read anything by this author before and this blurb had me quite curious! It’s always fascinating to read about an event that happened and was thought to be resolved rear its ugly head once again.

The book is told from multiple point-of-views which was good because there is a lot going on and it also show cases the different people and their backgrounds. I wouldn’t say that I had a favorite. They were all fine but none stuck out. I also don’t feel like I ever connected to them fully. I wouldn’t say that this was due to the writing or anything.

Another part I had trouble with was the world-building. There are many different groups of people, religion, etc. that are talked about in the book, but I didn’t feel like I really grasped onto their identities that well. Some of the world-building aspects were a bit vague and I wish that they had gone on with more detail.

The mystery/murder plot was pretty cool and definitely what kept the story going for me, even though it felt rather slow in the beginning. It wasn’t what I had expected and the group/person that was in charge of it all is still quite mysterious and I am assuming a lot more will be revealed in the sequel. There quite the plot twists!

Although I didn’t love this one like I had hoped, there were good things about this one. The writing is done well as well as the murder plot. The ending was quite the cliffhanger too. I’m not sure if I will continue on with the sequel, but I do think that this book will catch the eye of a lot readers!

Book Review: The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

Title: The Serpent and the Wings of Night
Author: Carissa Broadbent
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Publisher: Indie
Rating: ⭐⭐

Human or vampire, the rules of survival are the same: never trust, never yield, and always – always – guard your heart.
The adopted human daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, Oraya carved her place in a world designed to kill her. Her only chance to become something more than prey is entering the Kejari: a legendary tournament held by the goddess of death herself.
But winning won’t be easy amongst the most vicious warriors from all three vampire houses. To survive, Oraya is forced to make an alliance with a mysterious rival.
Everything about Raihn is dangerous. He is a ruthless vampire, an efficient killer, an enemy to her father’s crown… and her greatest competition. Yet, what terrifies Oraya most of all is that she finds herself oddly drawn to him.
But there’s no room for compassion in the Kejari. War for the House of Night brews, shattering everything that Oraya thought she knew about her home. And Raihn may understand her more than anyone – but their blossoming attraction could be her downfall, in a kingdom where nothing is more deadly than love.” (Goodreads)

I saw some good reviews for this one so I thought I would give it a try since I had Kindle Unlimited. Unfortunately, this wasn’t for me.

The book is told from one point-of-view and it comes from Oraya. There are past tense scenes that help to paint a picture of her past and they were insightful into why she is the way that she is. Although this is the case, I just didn’t care much for her. I never connected to any of the characters and that’s probably one reason I had an issue getting into this book.

The romance was alright but I didn’t like Raihn, especially at the end. I don’t care if it’s to protect someone, there are some things you just don’t say and it definitely gets your attention but just made me uncomfortable.

World-building was very lacking and I felt like I never really understood why anything was happening when it came to the politics, the two groups, and even why this whole event was happening. There was a lot going on with very little details. The pacing was also kind of meh in the beginning.

Overall, this wasn’t for me. I have seen others enjoy it so definitely go look at some raving reviews if you are interested in picking this one up!

Audiobook Review: The Second Blind Son (The Chronicles of Saylok #2) by Amy Harmon

Title: The Second Blind Son (The Chronicles of Saylok #2)
Author: Amy Harmon
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Romance / Mythology
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Publisher: 47North
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“An insidious curse is weakening the Norse kingdom of Saylok, where no daughters have been born in years. Washing up on these plagued shores is Ghisla, an orphaned stowaway nursed back to health by a blind cave dweller. Named for a mysterious god, the boy, Hod, is surrounded by prophecy. To Ghisla, he’s a cherished new friend. To Hod, the girl is even more so. For when Ghisla sings, Hod can see.|Unable to offer safe shelter, Hod urges Ghisla onward to become a daughter of the temple, where all the kingdom’s girl children have been gathered. But because of a magical rune, the two cannot be separated, no matter the time or the distance.
Now, subject to a ruthless king, Ghisla enters a desperate world of warring clan chieftains and catastrophic power struggles. Who among them can be trusted is unknowable. So are the sacrifices Ghisla and Hod must make to defeat the cursed forces that could destroy a kingdom and the fated bond between two souls.” (Goodreads)

This wasn’t as good as the first, but it was still a great read and I feel like I need more books like this in my life!

This book is told from multiple point-of-views, mostly coming from Ghisla and Hod. The timeline aligns with the first exactly but is told from two different pairs of eyes. I thought that this was well done and liked seeing the events unfold. I will say that it was a bit slow for the first 40% but the last 60% made up for it!

Just like in the first book, Ghisla and Hod begin a friendship from a young age. She was the only one who truly tried to understand him and his blindness. They saw him as a bad omen and it was hard for him to fit in anywhere. I liked their friendship and the romance that ensued. They are perfect.

I feel like through this book I understand the other characters better. Ghost is still an all time favorite and what she says at the end to the king is just *chef’s kiss*.

The epilogue at the end was the perfect way to end the duology. It wasn’t too long but gave me a glimpse at their future. I do wish I got more from this world though, I just love it!

Overall, this was another great read. I will definitely be checking this author out again and seeing what other books she has written.

Audiobook Review: The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) by Robert Jordan

Title: The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2)
Author: Robert Jordan
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: November 15th, 1990
Publisher: Tor Books
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

“The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of…Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.” (Goodreads)

I knew I needed to get back into this series after seeing a lot of others getting back into it or doing a reread. I usually just keep putting it off because they are so long! This time I decided to go with an audiobook instead and it didn’t disappoint. The narration was well done.

The book is told from multiple point-of-views. It was nice to have since the characters aren’t always in the same place and they are dealing with different situations but all under the same plot. There are still characters that I like more than others but that is usually expected. Some new characters were introduced and some didn’t live long, haha. It was hard to feel bad for them since I hadn’t known them for too long.

Since this is a rather long book, there are some duller moments. I do think that the audiobook helped me to stay on track since I could say, “Hey, I am going to listen to 8% today.”, but usually listened to 10% or so. I think I am going to stick to the audiobooks

Overall, it was good but I do think I liked the first more. There seemed to be a lot more going on, but there was some thrilling moments in this one. I could definitely see where some inspiration from Tolkien was taken as well. I will still continue on with this series but not sure when I will start the next book.

Arc Review: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

Title: One Dark Window
Author: Rachel Gillig
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Publisher: Orbit Books
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in the eerie, mist-locked kingdom of Blunder—she needs a monster. She calls him the Nightmare, an ancient, mercurial spirit trapped in her head. He protects her. He keeps her secrets.
But nothing comes for free, especially magic.
When Elspeth meets a mysterious highwayman on the forest road, her life takes a drastic turn. Thrust into a world of shadow and deception, she joins a dangerous quest to cure Blunder from the dark magic infecting it. And the highwayman? He just so happens to be the King’s nephew, Captain of the most dangerous men in Blunder…and guilty of high treason.
Together they must gather twelve Providence Cards—the keys to the cure. But as the stakes heighten and their undeniable attraction intensifies, Elspeth is forced to face her darkest secret yet: the Nightmare is slowly taking over her mind. And she might not be able to stop him.” (Goodreads)

What a wild book this was!

This book is told from one point-of-view and it comes from Elspeth but there are flashbacks here and there to explain more about the shepherd king and rhymes that correlate with the magic system which is done by providence cards. Basically, they are like tarot cards. I loved all of the tales surrounding the cards as they were fun to read and gave me a bit more on what to expect from them. Elspeth has grown up with keeping a lot of secrets for her own safety as well as those she is close with, like her family. It must have been tough because the ruling king seems kind of ruthless and as you get to know one of the princes you realize he is to.

Elspeth is strong-willed and wants to do what is right, but she can also be impulsive which can cause a lot of chaos. I would say that in ways she can be morally grey and the thing living inside her head definitely is. The nightmare is something else and I loved the conversations they had!

The other characters in the book were just as interesting, even if some had smaller parts. I never once thought, “ugh, it’s this person again”. Even though the ruthless prince has personality, not always in a good way but he sure knows how to liven up a party! A lot of the characters have the same goal in common but it’s getting there that is different.

My least favorite part was the romance. It’s not bad per say and I did enjoy it a lot, but the build-up kind of sped up and then they were definitely in love. I do like the guy that Elspeth is interested in and their banter was cute so I’m not really going to complain that much, haha.

There were so many plot twists when it came to the plot and I was hear for every single one! They had my jaw dropping and the author killed me with that ending. I knew something was going to happen but let me down easy. It came full force!

I loved the magic system and thought that it was very unique. Nothing I have ever read before and I think it was done well. I understood it from the beginning and that’s something that doesn’t always happen when reading fantasy.

Overall, this was a fantastic book and I can’t wait for the sequel!

Arc Review: Babel by R.F. Kuang

Title: Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution
Author: R.F. Kuang
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ to maybe a ⭐⭐⭐✨

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation — also known as Babel.
Babel is the world’s center of translation and, more importantly, of silver-working: the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation through enchanted silver bars, to magical effect. Silver-working has made the British Empire unparalleled in power, and Babel’s research in foreign languages serves the Empire’s quest to colonize everything it encounters.
Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, is a fairytale for Robin; a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge serves power, and for Robin, a Chinese boy raised in Britain, serving Babel inevitably means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to sabotaging the silver-working that supports imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide: Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence? What is he willing to sacrifice to bring Babel down?” (Goodreads)

I was really looking forward to this one since I really enjoyed The Poppy War trilogy. I’d say that it is one of my top fantasy series. It’s just that good! I knew that this book would be a bit different since it deals more with academia and language. Can’t say that I have read a book about language, but also haven’t really dabbled in the academia genre either. There were aspects that I liked about this new novel, but also parts that bogged it down. As an anticipated read I would say that it was a bit disappointing. I do have hopes for the sequel since this is just the beginning.

The book is told from multiple point-of-views but mostly the book is about Robin Swift. He has been given a chance to learn at Oxford, but most importantly Babel. It’s all about the languages. This chance of a lifetime does come at a price and it’s one Robin isn’t sure he wants to pay.

I did like learning about Robin because he has an interesting background of coming from nothing to living with the rich but also never feeling like he fitted in to high society. His new life isn’t what it is cracked up to be and neither is the professor he lives with. Can’t say that I ever liked that professor. Robin is a character who falls under the morally gray spectrum. He has good intentions but his means of doing things can be questionable. Not everyone agrees with the way he handles things. I will say that his actions felt very genuine and I could see him being a real character because of it.

There are a lot of characters in this book, some with bigger roles and other with a smaller one, but each one still adds to the plot in a way. I do have a few I liked more than others and I am actually quite curious who will show up in book two as well as what their plot lines will entail. Robin does find a found family and they each understand one another. I liked seeing them interact together and it’s also one of my favorite tropes.

Even though I liked a majority of the characters, I can’t say that the plot twists that involved a few were really shocking. I know I didn’t connect fully with the characters, no fault to them, and so maybe that is why.

The book’s plot does talk a lot about colonialism, racism, and xenophobia. I thought that the conversation was done really well and had me thinking a lot about how it relates to our own world. The things that some of these characters are told or have had done to them because of those things is just heartbreaking.

Now that I have mentioned the good, let’s get to the aspects I wasn’t a fan of. The beginning of the book did reel me in right away but it didn’t take long for it to slow down and kind of drag on with a lot of info-dumping. I understand why it had to be done since it is the beginning of a series as well as having an academic setting that involves language. There is a lot to discuss. I just wish it didn’t feel like a chore to get through at times. There are also some time jumps where they are just starting and then all of a sudden they are in their second or third year (can’t remember exactly). It wasn’t a terrible jump but I just wasn’t a fan of the transition.

Overall, it was a fine book. This author is a great writer and I will always enjoy that about her. I’m hoping that with a lot of the info-dump out of the way book two will be better when it comes to pacing. I am still curious and will continue to read on but with lower expectations. I know that others may not have the same issues as me and so I would say go ahead and read it to see if it is the right fit!

Arc Review: The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen

Title: The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy
Author: Megan Bannen
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Sci-fi / Romance
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Publisher: Orbit Books
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

“Hart is a marshal, tasked with patrolling the strange and magical wilds of Tanria. It’s an unforgiving job, and Hart’s got nothing but time to ponder his loneliness.
Mercy never has a moment to herself. She’s been single-handedly keeping Birdsall & Son Undertakers afloat in defiance of sullen jerks like Hart, who seems to have a gift for showing up right when her patience is thinnest.
After yet another exasperating run-in with Mercy, Hart finds himself penning a letter addressed simply to “A Friend”. Much to his surprise, an anonymous letter comes back in return, and a tentative friendship is born.
If only Hart knew he’s been baring his soul to the person who infuriates him most – Mercy. As the dangers from Tanria grow closer, so do the unlikely correspondents. But can their blossoming romance survive the fated discovery that their pen pals are their worst nightmares – each other?” (Goodreads)

One reason I requested this book was because of how unique the blurb was. I can’t say that I have ever read a book like it so it really stands out! Also, the cover is pretty and I just adore the color combo. Because of this book sounding so unique, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I did like it overall but I will say that it wasn’t entirely a book that was geared towards me.

The book is told from dual point-of-views, Hart and Mercy. They aren’t exactly friends and from the beginning the reader learns that they kind of despise each other for whatever reason, lol. The banter between was nice and something that I love to see in books.

Their interactions take place in two ways, in-person and by letter. Although, the letters are anonymous and they aren’t sure who they are writing to. I have seen this done before and I do enjoy this type of interaction because it gives the characters another side of their personality, usually a softer side. The softer side definitely works for Hart. The romance between them was fine but it didn’t make me swoon or anything. I liked the other plot points more.

The setting is split between two places and because of this it got a bit confusing as to the worldbuilding of it all. This could just be me and others may not have an issue with it. Another issue I had was that this book feels like it is for a very specific niche of people. I am not one of those lol. Again, nothing to do with the book but just my taste of books.

Overall, it was a good book because of how unique it was. I did like the banter and the author did a good job of mixing a lot of things together. It also just wasn’t to my taste for certain things but that is okay!

Arc Review: The First Binding (Tales of Tremaine #1) by R.R. Virdi

Title: The First Binding (Tales of Tremaine #1)
Author: R.R. Virdi
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: August 16th, 2022
Publisher: Tor Books
Rating: ⭐⭐✨

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

“All legends are born of truths. And just as much lies. These are mine. Judge me for what you will. But you will hear my story first.
I buried the village of Ampur under a mountain of ice and snow. Then I killed their god. I’ve stolen old magics and been cursed for it. I started a war with those that walked before mankind and lost the princess I loved, and wanted to save. I’ve called lightning and bound fire. I am legend. And I am a monster.
My name is Ari. And this is the story of how I let loose the first evil.” (Goodreads)

I feel like this is going to be one of those books that you love or find lacking. I am in the lacking group, unfortunately. I wouldn’t say that it is a bad book and what I find to be lacking may not be an issue for you. So with every review, take it with a grain of salt!

The book is told through past and present events all surrounding a character named Ari. Through these events his story is told and we start to understand his character, although it takes awhile to really understand why they are so important. Because of the way this book is written, I found myself bored more than anything when reading. This could have been due to the length of the book or there being little to no action until you get quite along in the book. I just needed something to grab me but it was few and far between. I felt impartial about the other characters and neither liked or disliked them. This again, could just be due to my lack of connection with the book in general.

If you look at other reviews, some have mentioned it being similar to The Name of the Wind. I have never read that one so I can’t say for sure. Some did not like it being similar so you can always keep that in mind while deciding if you would like to pick this one up.

Overall, this was okay but ultimately just didn’t do anything for me. It’s disappointing because I still do enjoy the cover, but as a reader you can’t enjoy every book you pick up! Hopefully, if you pick this one up you will enjoy it more than me.