Before I get into the review- be sure to read to the end for information on my latest giveaway!!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own! *
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4.8/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Sky Weaver is the f/f enemies-to-lovers pirate fantasy I’ve always wanted. This book is breathtaking, and an absolute must-read.
“There was something so soothing about chaos. Something almost beautiful.”
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, PTSD, Animal Abuse, Assault, Torture, Rape Mention, Racism, Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 11/12/2019
Page Count: 400
The Sky Weaver is the third and final book in the Iskari series. It can technically be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the first two books, The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen, as well! This time, we follow two characters. Safire (a familiar face if you’ve read the first two books) is the commandant to her cousin, the King. Her job is to maintain peace and order in Firgaard. Eris has an ability to walk through worlds, which helps her as a thief, but has also made her irreplaceable to the ruthless pirate to whom she owes a debt. Forced to work for him, Eris is sent to the palace to steal a royal jewel, however, when she meets Safire, she finds something more valuable– a worthy opponent in her games.
“You’re not that difficult to figure out, princess. Order, routine, control… these are the things that excite people like you. Not spontaneity. Not beaches and sunsets.”
Read more for all of my thoughts on The Sky Weaver!!
Writing & Setting
I think by now we all know I adore Kristen Ciccarelli’s writing style. It is absolutely beautiful, and this book is no exception. She has continued to grow as a writer, which I didn’t know was even possible. Kristen Ciccarelli’s writing is full of elegant prose, with fantastic world building and mythology. This book stands out from her previous two because we follow two main protagonists instead of one, and I was nervous at first (multi-POV’s can be fun but they can also be overused sometimes), but I ended up really liking it. Each character had a distinct voice and personality that shows even in the prose. In previous books, there were little interludes of stories relevant to the plot, but in this one, there is a complete secondary storyline that runs parallel to the main story, however this one deals with the mythology of the world and the Sky Weaver herself. It was very well done and flowed beautifully with the main plot.
One thing to know about this series- the beginnings always feel a little slow. It takes time to get used to the world and get to know our new protagonists, but it does pick up. This book’s pacing is definitely an improvement from the first two, but it isn’t perfect. That said, it’s still amazing. Where The Caged Queen was more focused on plotting and politics, The Sky Weaver definitely is more action focused, and very piratey (if that’s a word)(it is now). Seriously, if you’re looking for a fun piratey time, you need to pick this up!
I love these characters so much. I was so excited when I heard we would be getting a book about Safire. She’s gone through so much and I loved seeing her grow even more and deal with the trauma she has had in her life. I was a little scared of a new character being the other protagonist, but damn, Eris is amazing. I really didn’t expect this book to be that funny but oh my god Eris was so sassy. After Asha and Roa in the first two books, I had gotten used to the more quiet but fierce, determined and deadly type of heroine, and while Eris is definitely deadly, determined, and fierce, she isn’t quiet. Every line she says is amazing. Also, she is the epitome of Chaotic Gay. Seriously. It’s amazing.
Who wants a free book? If you saw my review of The Caged Queen, then you may already know about this, but I’m giving away one (1) copy of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli to a random winner!
The giveaway ends on November 26th, so enter now!!
Due to shipping reasons, this giveaway is limited to U.S. only. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged packages.
Pros- Eris is my queen, amazing writing and worldbuilding
Cons- Why did this series have to end???
Overall- 5/5 stars.
The Sky Weaver is a fantastic conclusion to a series that stands out from the rest. This book is not one to miss.
If You Liked The Sky Weaver, I’d Recommend:
- Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller – [ Review ]
- Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela – [ Review ]
- Seafire (Seafire #1) by Natalie C. Parker – [ Review ]
What is your favorite F/F book? I’m always looking for more recs so let me know!