Welcome to my stop on the Foundryside blog tour! Robert Jackson Bennett’s Divine Cities trilogy is one of my favourite series of all time, so I was naturally very curious about his newest book.
As you guys may have already seen, I absolutely loved City of Stairs, the first book in this trilogy, to the point where I couldn’t actually figure out how to review it. I was hesitant about reading City of Blades for several reasons, the main one being the dreaded second book syndrome. Some of my recent favourite books have had seriously disappointing sequels, however I was delighted to discover that City of Blades did not have this issue. Not only was it just as good as its predecessor, I think it may have actually been better.
Occasionally, book bloggers come across a book that’s just too good to review. How could we possibly put into words how much we loved this plot, those characters? Can't we just flail wildly instead? I rarely struggle with reviewing books, but I’ve encountered two this past year that have just blown my mind. So instead of a full review, here are two five-star flash reviews of books that are too good to review. Honestly, they’ll probably just be me ranting about how great these two books are. Seriously. Apologies for the below rating systems.