Title: The Last Namsara, The Caged Queen, The Sky Weaver
Author: Kristen Ciccarelli
Published: Oct 2017, Oct 2018, Nov 2019
ISBN: 9781473222854, 9781473218161, 9781473218192
Pages: 421, 379, 391
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆, ★★★★☆.5 ,
Disclaimer: I bought the first two books myself and received The Sky Weaver from the publisher, all opinions are my own.
Today is my turn on the Sky Weaver blog tour! Thank you so much to Gollancz for sending me a full cover copy of The Sky Weaver and for letting me be a part of this tour.
When I replied to the email that was sent about this I hadn’t yet actually read The Last Namsara and honestly, last October I think it was, I ended up DNFing the book about two chapters in as I was in an AWFUL slump back then but I was actually in another kind of slump when I began binging these books and funnily enough these books have massively helped with it as when I had to put the books down to go about my day, go to work etc. I was thinking about the plot the entire time and how much I just wanted to be at home at read which hasn’t happened for me in a little while now. Just to let you all know, I will be including the first two books within this review as well!
Lately I’ve been stressing myself out by leaving things until last minute! I told myself to read one a week throughout November which of course, I didn’t bloody do, I started The Last Namsara last Friday (15 Nov) which gave me a week to binge the entire trilogy and hope I could do it, I just.. I like to live my life with the upmost danger😂 However I did not manage to finish The Sky Weaver in time! I ended up having an emergency last night (21st) nothing serious or anything I just can’t drive in the dark and I got caught out by a meeting than ran over and that one time I didn’t bring my book out with me, absolutely T Y P I C A L.
ANYHOO, I absolutely adored the first two books in this series, I found them both to be a bit slow in the beginning but it then begins to pick up and then you’re hooked and stuck in the world because YOU GOTTA KNOW WHATS HAPPENING NEXT! I was rooting for Asha in the first book so bad and what I didn’t realise when I went into the books that each book was going to be done from a different point of view, it does have other POV in the book but these are our main characters we read from. The Last Namsara is done from Asha’s POV, The Caged Queen from Roa’s POV and lastly The Sky Weaver is done from Safire’s POV.
In the first book, Asha is the daughter of the Dragon King. Everyone assuming that she was a traitor, whispering behind her back. Asha becomes the next Iskari, she ends up becoming a dragon killer, but it’s not until the end of the book when she discovers the truth of what happened the day that she was burnt. There were moments that I found Asha to be a little annoying but that’s only because she has been growing up with her fathers ways not realising that’s not quite what she wants. In this story I ended up really rooting for Asha and Torwin!
I wasn’t entirely sure on what to think of Roa in this story and when I saw the second book was from her POV, I was a little bit worried that I’d end up not liking it but DAMN, I ended up enjoying this one a little bit more than the first one, I actually want to know more and I want to read more of Roa and Dax so bad, every time that I had to put it down and go to work all I could think of was getting back home to finish it.
The third one, I sadly haven’t yet finished or read enough of to form a full opinion on it, but if it’s anything like the previous two I know that I will love this one just as much, and for those of you who don’t yet know about this plot, it’s done from Safire’s POV and there’s also pirates in this one. I believe that this story is LGBT relationship within? Please don’t quote me on that but I think that’s right! I really hope that this one ends well and it’s a well rounded ending that leaves me with no questions but still wanting more from the world!
Kristen Ciccarelli has such amazing writing, her world building is absolutely incredible, I’m in love with the stories, I adore the dragons that have been introduced and I also look forwards to seeing what Kristen writes next.
I will be writing my review of The Sky Weaver once I’ve fully finished reading the book, but if you haven’t yet picked up The Last Namsara I highly recommend it and if that’s not enough just THINK OF THE DRAGONS.
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