I might be a little bias because I’ve met the author and he was super nice to me and welcoming when I awkwardly sat with his table at a convention. He bought me rose as part of getting the group drinks. He’s also superbly friendly on twitter!
Anyways, I mention the bias in that I am rare to give out 5 stars, and this is more of a 4.5- but a very positive experience and score overall. I just want to be nice.
I really did enjoy this book once I got into it. Yes, it took a solid 10% or 15%, but once the plot and character introductions were through, I fully enjoyed it, and am excited for the sequel. I was really worried I wouldn’t like it, either!
The downside of me enjoying this book so much in a genre I don’t really read is that this is a pretty short and to the point review. Sorry.
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