Monday, February 22, 2021

The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken


DNF @ 31%

Ahhh, I feel so bad, but this just wasn't for me. There is something about this book that has a definitive YA feel only with more swearing and bloodshed (but the violence is very cartoon-y, so it's not too bad). I loved the girl power elements and the flouting of typical stock fantasy tropes-- especially ones pertaining to gender-- but the constant bickering between the characters wore on my nerves because it felt so juvenile to me. I think people who enjoy Kiersten White and Sarah J. Maas will like this a lot. It just wasn't for me.

I buddy-read this with my wonderful friend, Maraya, so be sure to check out her review. I'm sure it will be much more positive than mine!

2 out of 5 stars

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