Saturday, December 28, 2019

Book Review: "The Caged Queen" by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2)
Title: The Caged Queen
Author: Kristen Ciccarelli
Series: "Iskari" #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Length: 400 pages
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Date Started: December 23, 2019
Date Finished: December 27, 2019
Rating: 4 // 5 stars
Book 1 Review

*I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own*

I was so excited to dive into this book since I'd enjoyed The Last Namsara so much. Because this was a companion novel, I was excited at the prospect of stories from different characters points of view. Not only that, but the synopsis for this particular installment got me super hyped for it.

I will say this book definitely had a different feel than the first one and that wasn't a bad thing. The first book was very action-packed with lots of high-intensity, high-tension scenes. This sequel companion was more laid back in terms of action scenes, but there was always a feeling of tension and unease throughout which I really liked.

From when I started this book until I finished it, I could barely put it down. The political scheming and internal battle our main character goes through kept me enthralled. Those two main things were what kept this story moving.

I really enjoyed the characters. Our main character, Roa, while flawed and definitely not perfect, was actually really enjoyable for me. I also really liked the side characters, though, like the first book, I wish we'd gotten to see even more of them. Dax was wonderful as always and I also liked getting to see some of the characters from the first novel make a reappearance.

Overall, I really enjoyed this installment. I think there could have been a few more high-intensity scenes, especially at the end, but I liked the story anyway. It was a quick read that sucked me in from page one and I can't wait to continue on with the next novel in this companion series.

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