King of Scars focuses on that lingering sense of incompleteness that follows victory over a traumatic struggle. What now? How to deal with the ghosts and monsters that haunt the victors? When has the battle truly ended?
Sometimes you find a book that's just about you, about the things you love and the longing in your heart and the fears that consume you at night, and Ballad is of all that for me.
The Darkest Part of the Forest seems brief as a stand-alone novel, but it's packed full of events, action, and twists, traipsing all over the fictional town of Fairfold, through the woods, and down below the Faerie hill.
While I don't quite agree that 'Thunderhead' beats 'Scythe,' they're absolutely comparable in terms of quality.
A study in edges, where Faerieland meets big city, where drug addiction meets magic, where homelessness meets whimsy.
I dust my hands of this nonsense.
A swift, fun read with plenty of twists and surprises, cunning strategic moves, and touching moments between characters.
I recommend this book. I just do. But it's especially appropriate for lovers of faerie fantasy, political intrigue, brutal, bloody struggles, and powerful women.
I recommend Scythe for readers who enjoy thoughtful philosophical exploration, grim reaper aesthetic, subtle dystopia, and clever plot twists.
I recommend Sabriel for readers who like somewhat dark things with a bright twist and who like intelligent, capable female characters.