ARC Review: Warriors of Wing and Flame by Sara B Larson

Thank you so much to Tor Teen and Netgalley for letting me read a copy of Warriors of Wing and Flame early! I was able to read the e-ARC of book one in this duology (Sisters of Shadow and Light) last year and I liked it, so I was really excited to see how the story continued/was wrapped up in book 2!

Warriors of Wing and Flame 4/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.

I did not like this one as much as I liked book one. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good ending to the duology and I 100% understand why the author made all of the decisions she did and I know other people will probably really like it, I just had the hardest time liking the chapters that Inara was narrating/wanting to read, which in turn meant that I wasn’t as engaged for about half the book… which was a little bit of a problem. I 100% understand that she just went through something really traumatic at the end of book one, so her reactions seemed completely on par with that, there was just something about the voice of those chapters that didn’t gel with me and I had to force myself to keep reading them as to not miss the important plot points that I was sure to miss had I skipped them. The pacing was also not my favorite as it seemed as though the beginning and the middle were slightly drawn out, but the end was just kinda thrown together, but overall, it somehow worked. I really enjoyed all of Zuhra’s and their mom and dad finally being able to come back together and be together was so cute! I loved how the story really ended and the way the relationships strengthened. If you really liked book one and you want to know what happens with the characters you ended up really liking in book one, definitely read Warriors of Wing and Flame. If you didn’t read book one, then go read that, and if you like it, then you’re definitely going to want to read book two!

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