This was a concept novel. Do not expect more from this book.
This book was so over-hyped. I don't usually write reviews for books that I rate 2 stars are lower (this is the 3rd), but I was so disappointed with this story, that I feel like I need to state my case.
It's January, so that means it's time to set this year's Goodreads Reading Challenge goal. And this year, I'm aiming low. Two years ago, I was substitute teaching, and I read 80 books. This past year, I was teaching full time, and I managed to read 50 books. This year, I'll still be teaching full …
This was an excellent conclusion to Kelsea's story. The pacing was good, and I felt like the flashback scenes to the original settlement made more sense than the flashback scenes in The Invasion of the Tearling. I loved being able to rejoin this cast of characters, and I loved that the world was expanded even further.
This read like a short story collection with a throughline, rather than a novel. It really felt like there were four or five stories that Carter had wanted to write, and she decided to connect them all into one plot, rather than just tell each of those stories on their own.