Monday, September 18, 2017
Book Review: The Library of Fates
AUTHOR: Aditi Khorana
PUBLISHED: July 18th, 2017
PREMISE: Amrita's kingdom comes under seige and she uses a magical library to change the fate of her kingdom...
MY REVIEW: If I could rate this book on the author's imagination alone...it would get very high ratings. I love the world in this book. It's very imaginative and beautiful.
Unfortunately the plot and characters...don't really live up to the setting. The plot is a tad predictable. It's tied up nicely, but if you read a lot of YA fantasy...you can probably guess what's coming. Another issue is it's very rushed. There's no pause in plot and that leaves very little time spent for me to connect with characters or for there to be much character development at all. The result is an okay book...that I didn't particularly connect too.
It's not a bad book. It's just...not particularly fantastic either. This is just one of those books that's just kind of there. I recommend it to those looking for books that draw from Indian mythology. But...that's about it.
WHO SHOULD READ: Wrath and the Dawn fans, fantasy fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five shrugs