If Ash Princess was already creatively bankrupt, then Lady Smoke is in the red. It’s a book as empty of originality as the first, but somehow lacking more in substance, and completely devoid the overarching #edgy undertones and forbidden romance of the first.
Which, notedly, weren’t the greatest, but at least they held the story together.
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Arnett’s produced a world ripe with potential—and filled it with dull characters and a duller romance.
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For a book supposedly about “sisterhood” Seafire sure revolves around the guys a lot.
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Advertisers call Ash Princess a cross between Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. They’re not wrong. It’s got all the derivative nonsense of Red Queen and the same weird whipping boner as An Ember in the Ashes.
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Three sisters, three deadly secrets, and zero plot progress.
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Sherry Thomas is a practiced and accomplished author and it shows in her work.
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It’s a Greek myth retelling.
Is it a good retelling? No, but all things considered, it’s not inherently bad either.
Outrun the Wind is niiice and mediocre.
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Is it a retelling to the Midas myth? A sequel?
I don’t know and neither does the author.
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What’s there to say when a book is well-written, features a kick-ass lead, diverse cast, spot-on balance of romance and plot, plus a surreal and eerie setting you’re just dying to explore?
Well, that. I guess. But in more words.
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