*All quotes come from the ARC and are subject to change*
Overall: 4/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Burning Shadow is a fun read and a great sequel. It’s length definitely makes up for how long I was dying to read it, but it does drag a little bit.
“There are people out there who are so controlled by their hate and their fear that they will not think twice before harming someone in the name of whatever they believe in. Even people you thought you knew.”
Yeah this one hits too close to home
[ Related: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC Review) ]
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Gun Violence, Mature Content, Murder, Illness, Xenophobia //
Release Date: 10/8/2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Page Count: 649
The Burning Shadow is the sequel to The Darkest Star. After the revelations of the first book, Evie must come to terms with everything she has learned, and piece together the missing pieces of her memory. Meanwhile, a new virus is spreading to humans and people believe it’s linked to the luxen. With panic spreading, peace between luxens and humans seems harder and harder to maintain.
”All I wanted to do is eat a damn grilled cheese sandwich, eat some freaking soup, and be normal for five seconds…”
( me )
Read more for all of my thoughts on The Burning Shadow!
It’s been a month since I last mentioned my reading slump… and yeah it’s still here. It seems to only be getting worse, which is making me wonder- at what point is it no longer a slump and instead just your life? I don’t know. These are questions I don’t want answered. Let me live in denial and think that this will one day end.
Despite my awful slump, I have been reading! I’ve currently been working on my ARC of The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m halfway through (about 320 pages in) so I thought I would spend some time today discussing my thoughts so far!
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Darkest Star is a really fun, enjoyable read. It does have some issues, but I couldn’t help but love this book.
“Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie.”
I read 10 books this month, including only 1 from my September TBR! This month I was a lot more motivated to read in comparison to the Great Slump of August 2018. It took a while for me to get motivated, but I did and I’m so happy!
The best month of the year! October is swiftly approaching, meaning time for Halloween, costumes, pumpkins, and of course, amazing new book releases!