Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Book Review: The Shadow Hour

TITLE: The Shadow Hour
Book 2 in the Girl at Midnight series
AUTHOR: Melissa Grey
PUBLISHED: July 12th, 2016
GENRE: Fantasy
PREMISE: Echo and her friends continue to fight the war started in book one.
MY REVIEW: The Girl at Midnight burst onto the scene last year with much fanfare. For the most part...the fanfare was kind of deserved. The world is unique, the author has fun characters, and it's just great entertainment.
Most of that continues in the second book. The ever present love triangle is a bit annoying, but author at least uses it wisely. She doesn't demonize one guy over the other or something. Which is a habit love triangles have that tend to annoy the hell out of me. As with the last book, the highlight of this book is Jasper. He luckily gets a lot more time spent on his romance and I am perfectly fine with that, as I find that romance more interesting then the bland central love triangle.
This is overall a solid sequel. I don't think this series is particularly ground breaking or anything. It has many familiar tropes/story lines in it. But it is definitely entertaining.
WHO SHOULD READ: Fans of the Girl at Midnight, Cassandra Clare fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five bird people

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