City of Dust
Life in Arafel is no longer safe. Not since August’s disappearance, and whispers of a ghost controlling Pantheon.
Meanwhile, Talia stands torn between secretive twin, Eli, and best friend, Max.
Betrayal forces Talia to leave the sanctuary of her forest home as she pursues the stolen Book of Arafel. A book which could destroy the freedom of all those...more
This book was l ...more
While with Book of Fire, I breezed through the pages, eager to know what happens next, with City of Dust I couldn't binge read because the writing was a little overly dense. Usually I don't pick up on this with books, but there was an overabundance of adverbs that made it hard to s ...more
Author Michelle Kenney is a fantastic writer who writes beautiful prose and compelling characters. The world building is rich and luscious. Mixing the natural world of Arafel with a post-apocalyptic Exeter where its scientists tinkers with genetic moulding. Here we encounter a tapestry of Roman mythology and a diverse selection of mythical beings.
There are so many emotions throughout this book, there was certainly more tears she ...more
Tal has grown into a more complex, confident heroine, one the reader roots for every step of the journey. A heady mix of history, myth and magic, Kenney has upped the stakes in this novel and the payoff is truly immense.
World-building takes on a new meanin ...more
*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review.*
First off, I have reviewed book one. To read that, look for Book Of Fire! I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars, and this one only got better. I cave this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars. The author continued to explore the fantastic world and characters, showcasing her clear talent for writing. The exploration of new elements had me hooked all over again!
I, once again, struggled to put ...more
Talia and the gang are back, and we learn that relationships have changed since the last book. I loved the complicated tension between Tal and Max, as well as how the shadow of August still left an echo even when he wasn't there. I was eagerly turning pages hoping to see him again. Talia is a kickass heroine as usual, fighting for ...more
Well worth the time and I will await the third installment!
I really enjoyed getting to know some of the characters better, with some old favourites returning. Again, this book was very pacey, and I didn't want to put it down - why read a book when you can fly through it instead?
I loved that we got to see the ruins of Exeter in this book, and I know that next time I visit there, I will have the images from this book in my mind.
Looking forward to the next one!
In between scribbling, I love reading, attempting to pl ...more