REVIEW: Fevered Star

Last year’s Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse was a book that took my breath away. It was a new take on high fantasy that echoed with me for a long time. The Pre-Columbian America setting and coupled with magic gave us a unique setting and promoted a culture that we don’t spend enough time with. The struggle for power is motivated by the desire to please the gods and control the resources, including the people. Each culture is quite different and venerates an element: the sky, the earth, the water, light and shadow. Serapio, Xiala and Naranpha were characters that echoed in my soul and I was so interested in what would happen to them after the sun has been shadowed. 

The Fevered Star has a very measured pace, it gives us the same detailed, alternating POVs with each character dealing with the aftermath. At first, I was a little frustrated, looking for some real action but when it happens… it’s as stunning as in the first novel. These characters and their motivations are so unique and singular. The pleathora of gender challenging characters is refreshing. Roanhorse’s writing remains evocative and beautiful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

If you are a fan of high fantasy and you can step away from elves and Viking inspired settings, this series may surprise you.

Thanks to Netgalley for advanced access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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