Thank you so much to Bloomsbury YA for sending me a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
After devouring and loving Mary Watson’s first book The Wren Hunt, I was very excited that it got a sequel. I felt that the first book left on a small cliffhanger and I was ready to find out what happened next, mainly with the main character from the first book, Wren.
I was slightly disappointed that Wren didn’t play a huge role in the second book. She was mentioned maybe a total of 5 times throughout the whole book and as I thought the first book left a lot up in the air regarding her, I was left still wondering what really happened with her.
The writing style was just as good in the second book as it was the first and I enjoyed that the chapters alternated between the characters of Zara and David. I just didn’t feel like I enjoyed the second book as much as I did the first. I’m not sure if that’s because it focused on different characters or if it was the story itself but I was not as intrigued by this one. I missed the romance between Wren and Tarc and wished there would have been more about them.
This book did have one of my favorite troupes (dislike to lovers) which I did enjoy and I’m really hoping there’s another book after this one as this one also felt like it ended on a small cliffhanger.
Mary Watson’s writing style is definitely fantastical and whimsical and once you get a hang of pronouncing everything (thank you to the glossary in the back) I think everyone would enjoy this story. It’s written to where you think it’s set in the late 1800s to early 1900s but it’s actually set in modern day which is one of the main reasons I enjoy her books so much.