I’m going to start this post off by saying if any of these series do pop up on your social media feeds or whatever a lot, they don’t mine. And I clearly need to be following the same people as you. But I tried to make sure that I suggest series that I adored when I read them, but I have never really seen anyone talk about them. So there won’t be the usual series that you see people claim are underrated…Continue reading “My Favourite Underrated Series”
So if you’ve seen me talking about books on any social media platform then you probably know that Sarah Glenn Marsh is one of my favourite authors and actually, just one of my favourite people in general. She is an amazing, super sweet person and the Reign of the Fallen duology is one of my favourite series EVER.
I knew her debut was Fear the Drowning Deep but I’m terrible and only recently got around to reading it. But with the companion novel Dread the Harvest Moon coming out I knew I had to read it because I so wanted to be part of this blog tour. And what better timing to talk about these historical fantasies set on the Isle of Man then Faedathon?
Fear the Drowning Deep featured many creatures from Manx folklore, creatures I hadn’t heard much about and I was so excited to learn about. With the new book going to follow the main character of the first book’s sister a few years later and more focused on the fae, I’m super excited for that too.Continue reading “BLOG TOUR: Dread the Harvest Moon by Sarah Glenn Marsh”
For those unfamiliar with me, Reign of the Fallen was my most anticipated book of 2018 and had been since I took part in a Twitter chat that not only gave us a few previews but allowed me to speak to Sarah herself.
Reign of the Fallen is a YA Fantasy novel that focuses on Odessa, a necromancer working for the royal family of her home country. Her job, along with her friends, was to track down the spirits of the rich in the afterlife and return them to life safely. It’s a risky job but one they had been training all their lives for.
But when something happens and Odessa’s partner and boyfriend dies, her life begins to unravel.
For its pretty pastel cover, Reign of the Fallen is an incredibly dark book. Sarah has crafted this world where death is ever present and yet, or maybe even because of this, some people cannot handle it. Odessa suffers from addiction as a coping mechanism for her grief and yet it’s written in such a way that even as you’re mentally screaming at her, your heart is breaking too.
The grief in this book was dealt with beautifully and at a good pace. Even at the end, it’s still felt but she’s slowly starting to heal and that is what I wanted to see. Not a truly happy ending but the glimpse of it in the future.
This book has an amazing cast of characters. Seriously, I’m glad Odessa was bi, as I really don’t know who I ship her with. I like her with Jax, with Meredy and hey, I could even do her with Valoria or her brother until…well. But the chemistry and relationships in this book are so good. There’s not a single character who felt flat which could have easily been possible during points of Odessa’s narration. I’d also like to add that though I was slightly uncomfortable with the Meredy stuff at first, what with her being Evander’s sister but Sarah still made it work. She didn’t push the relationship so it doesn’t feel too much like a rebound thing for either Meredy or Odessa and I look forward to reading more about them.
As well as that the use of language and world building in this? Just perfect. I could pull so many quotes out of this book but I wouldn’t know where to place them right now.
This book was completely amazing and it’s one that I’m sure I’ll be recommending for years to come.