Happy Tuesday bookworms and welcome to my review of The Divide Series: War by Magdalene Asante! I'd like to thank the author for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!
An ancient curse, two kingdoms, and imminent war. Sensing danger, Sarai returns to her kingdom after ten years to warn them about impending doom. We also follow Ayize, the man on the run who enters the army at Sarai's insistence. Little does Sarai know that she is under the Inmakwe curse, which could take her life. Through her pain, she must fight for her people while balancing politics and family drama, but her mistakes could be costly. As kingdoms collide, can their rulers be ruthless and cunning enough to save their people?
I have to say I really enjoyed this book! We followed multiple perspectives aside from Sarai and Ayize and I found that they all were unique in their own way and made it engaging. The writing was very well done, with many quotable phrases and beautiful prose. The plot kept my attention the entire time and I was constantly wondering what would happen. That said, I never could guess the plot twists, which were spread all throughout the story. It was action packed right from the first page and never had a dull moment. Something I loved was all of the strong female main characters, they each were resilient and determined to achieve their goals. All of the characters had their own unique personality and background which made for a rich world history. One thing that I would have liked was more scenes without action so that we could get to know the characters even more and to get a feel for them personally. I really enjoyed seeing how the politics between the kingdoms played a vital role in the story. There was also a great balance between a story of vengeance and power with heartfelt love.
With that shocking ending I am definitely excited to read the sequel! I recommend this to anyone looking for an exciting fantasy story! I gave this book a 4/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
That's all for my review of The Divide Series: War! I hope you enjoyed it! What are some books you recommend with strong female characters? Let me know in the comments below!
I'm back with another review bookworms! Today's review is for The Cousins by Karen M. McManus! I'd like to thank Penguin Teen Canada for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review!
The Story family is widely known for their lavish island resort, grand parties and enormous wealth. In the eyes of the public they seem to lead a perfect life, until Mildred Story suddenly disinherits all of her children, leaving one message "You know what you did". As time progresses, the Story family becomes so distanced that the grandchildren don't even know each other, that is until one day their grandmother unexpectedly invites them to work at the resort. Determined to figure out just what their parents did to cause their estrangement, Milly, Jonah and Aubrey team together to learn more about their family's past.
This book was definitely a whirl wind with lots of plot twists! Never once was I bored and the story kept me engaged the entire time. There was actually a few times where I would laugh out loud or find myself smiling. I enjoyed the writing with the multiple perspectives for each of the cousins and found it a great way to have more insight into the characters. I loved each of the main characters and related to all of them in their own ways. There's Jonah who's smart, sarcastic and sometimes standoffish. Aubrey the sweet and kind peace maker. And finally we have Milly, named after her grandmother, is sharp, cunning and gutsy. I have to say I never saw any of the plot twists coming in this book and let me tell you they were big! Huge and ground-breaking big! The romance in this book was also very cute and I was rooting for it the whole time. The island setting was an interesting concept but I would've liked to see more aspects of the jobs that the characters had, and maybe look into more people on the island. I also wished that the book was a little bit longer with more filler in between plot twists which would allow me to get to know the characters more. The family drama element was a lot of fun to read about and made for an even more entertaining read. Who doesn't love a good family drama? I know I will definitely be recommending this book to anyone looking for a good mystery. I'm excited to read the rest of Karen M. McManus' books very soon!
This fast paced mystery was a lot of fun to read and helped me through the stress of exams! I would also recommend this to anyone in a reading slump! I gave this book 4/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I hope you enjoyed my review of The Cousins by Karen M. McManus. This book is currently on shelves so be sure to get yourself a copy!