Last year, I was so impressed by Dylan Farrow’s fantasy debut Hush, where the written word is something to be feared and storytellers have the power. Shae is on the hunt of the Book of Days, the relic she thinks can stop the plague “The Blot” and reset the power structure of her world. She has her ragtag group of friends and some folks she’s not sure whether they are friends or enemies on her journey with her.
The series definitely skews on the younger side of YA, the emotions are not so complex and the relationships are all pretty PG. The fantasy elements are very readable and the battles are lightly outlined, if you’re new to fantasy, this would be a place to start if you find high fantasy intimidating. Just like with the first one, I wanted a little more world building – an explanation of the generation of The Book of Days or the villain’s motivations would have been nice. It wraps up really cleanly and all the loose ends are tied. A1 solid YA fantasy with a unique premise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Thanks to Netgalley for advanced access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.
What’s the last sequel you read?