Review • The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) by Nghi Vo

★★★★☆—Empress of Salt and Fortune boasts both great cleverness and deep thoughtfulness by nature, but Vo’s choice of narrative format blunts most emotional impact. Unfortunately, it feels much like reading a particularly fancy plot summary on Wikipedia.
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Review—Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone showcases a rich setting, solid magic system and a fast-paced plot which doesn’t hold back some brutal punches. Unfortunately, most of it is lost behind a taxing presentation and the nagging feeling it’s better suited to the visual medium.

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