by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Realm Breaker #1
Release Date: May 4th 2021
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Format Read: ARC, eBook
A strange darkness grows in Allward.
Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea.
She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won’t be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions:
A squire, forced to choose between home and honor.
An immortal, avenging a broken promise.
An assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty.
An ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight.
A forger with a secret past.A bounty hunter with a score to settle.
Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The past year I have been trying to add more fantasy reads to my TBR and I was instantly sold on this one. The band of misfits was what pulled me in and I couldn’t wait to read about them. With this being my first read by Victoria Aveyard, I was quite eager to start.
I’m sure it was a series of things that lead me to, unfortunately, shelving this book … for now. But the longer I pushed myself to try and get through this book, it was coming onto week 3.
I haven’t read a ton of high fantasy before, so for me, it’s still a lot for me to get used to. World building always gets me, so I was beyond confused and couldn’t grasp a decent image of where the setting was. More than anything, I wanted to get to the adventure part.
But the major thing that took me out of it was the multiple POVs, there are 5 … It was hard for me to differentiate between each one because they were all starting to sound the same.
I know quite a few that thoroughly enjoyed Realm Breaker and I definitely want to give it another chance, but for now, it’s going to be a DNF. I tried to push myself through this, but couldn’t do it. Hopefully, in the future, I’ll be able to give this a try again.
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