Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.
Let me guess, after this one, this series starts to get really good? Because that's the lie y'all been telling me for three books now, and this was definitely not better than the previous one.
But it did manage to be twice as long as it needed to be.
I like magic that requires prep work.
I do not like spending an hour listening to descriptions of people putting on armor and weapons before a fight.
I do not like endings that just keep going. Where we have to stop and have a similar conversation with every important person in Harry's life (two of whom make the same joke even) when the plot, it's been done for a while.
And this one actually started off with some super interesting stuff.