Review: A Gathering of Shadows

After a mediocre, but promising start to the series with A Darker Shade of Magic), I was nervous about being disappointed by the second book in this wildly popular series.  For me, A Darker Shade of Magic was problematic in a number of areas, but particularly the characters.  Their lack of development and personality, coupled intense disappointment over Delilah Bard's character, I felt really let down by this incredibly popular series.  If you're curious, you can read my review of the first book here.

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ARC Review: Gather the Daughters

I was immediately intrigued by Gather the Daughters, and not just because of its gorgeous cover.  The synopsis sounds like a creepy, horror-filled, literary dystopia.  It gave me the same vibes as The Handmaid's Tale, which I recently read and loved, so I eagerly dove straight in.