That was almost too much alliteration in a post title, but welcome back! Once again, I neglected to think about what my favorite book was before picking the topic this week, so this should be interesting.
My first instinct was to say The Starless Sea, but since I used that for my Favorite Book post, I thought I should choose something different. After much deliberation and sifting through my goodreads, I decided I’m going to cheat this week and pick two favorites: The Folk of the Air books by Holly Black, and Scarlet Odyssey by C.T. Rwizi.
The Folk of the Air is a very typical YA fantasy, but I thought the trilogy was done really well. I LOVED Jude’s character, because she was a bit morally grey at times. And she was definitely surprising. I couldn’t predict her every move, unlike other YA heroines. And of course, I loved getting to watch her relationship with Cardan.
I also really appreciated the fact that the books had a satisfying ending to them. For the most part they were fast-paced, and offered both great characters as well as plot.
On the other hand, Scarlet Odyssey is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It is an African fantasy novel, which I had never encountered before. And WOW was it captivating. The plot was amazingly complex, and I was astounded at Rwizi’s ability to weave so many different narratives together. Every point of view was engaging and unique. He also challenges typical gender roles, has great LGBTQ characters, and creates an amazingly magical world. What more could you ask for?
I’m so sad that I’ll have to wait a while for the sequel, because I truly fell in love with this book!
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