Thursday, October 19, 2017
Book Review: Traitor to the Throne
Book 2 in the Rebel of the Sands series
AUTHOR: Alwyn Hamilton
PUBLISHED: March 7th, 2017
PREMISE: Amani and her group continue their rebellion...
MY REVIEW: First, one thing I have to get off my chest: STOP CHANGING COVERS MID-SERIES PUBLISHERS. It's annoying. Especially when you change it to frankly, rather ugly covers. That first cover was beautiful. These...not so much. This is a pet peeve of mine. Seriously, knock it off.
Now, onto the book. Some of you may recall I was rather ho hum about Rebel in the Sands. Everyone else seemed to love it. Me...it was just average. But it was intriguing enough that I picked up the sequel and holy hell guys, this sequel should be held up as example on how to improve your trilogy in one book.
First, the author stopped focusing on romance and suddenly...everything was better. Amani was awesome, her boyfriend was awesome, there was no love triangle like I feared and it was all great. The rebels were all given time to shine, it focused on world-building more, it focused on character development more. Even the writing improved. If there was an award for most improved series, this series gets it.
I love when series improve like this. It's sadly rare when it happens, but this one did and now I am really eager for book three.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Rebel of the Sands, The Wrath and the Dawn duology fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five pleasant surprises