Reviewed by Leigha on
Evie and the gang are headed to Andvari to secure peace and an alliance in this Kill the Queen sequel.
I’m …torn on this one. For the most part, it’s an enjoyable sequel to the series. Evie is as bad ass as ever. This story is very much Evie coming into her own as a queen. She’s putting her hodgepodge skill set and political intrigue to the test. I’ve really enjoyed watching her blossom into a powerful and vibrant ruler. Her relationships with her friends take a back seat, but the romance between her and Sully heats up. I wasn’t crazy with all the romance drama, but the ending made up for the tediousness of it all.
However, the world building and pacing weren’t the best. I find Estep to be really repetitive in her series. She goes on ad nauseam about the littlest setting details. I’m assuming these details become important later, but I only need them mentioned once or twice. I’m a smart person, I can remember details. Not to mention, she places most of the world building within the first 20% of the novel. The pacing suffers for it.
tl;dr While enjoyable, the novel suffers from pacing problems such as too much world building at the beginning of the novel.
- Started reading
- 6 January, 2019: Finished reading
- 6 January, 2019: Reviewed