A Torch Against the Night, by Sabaa Tahir

a-torch-against-the-nightBecause this is a second book in a series, I’m not going to talk about the story itself. I don’t want to give away book or series spoilers. Instead, this’ll just be a mini-review of my experience of the book.

First, I enjoyed reading this one. The first half was a bit slower, so it took awhile to get into. After a certain event about halfway through, things picked up a lot. I thought many of the twists were obvious from the beginning, except it turned out that either I was wrong, or I wasn’t right enough in my predictions. There were also a couple twists I didn’t see coming at all. I’m glad we got to learn a little more of the jinn elements of the story, and I’m fascinated to see where Elias’s story in particular goes. Also to note: Tahir is not afraid to kill off characters when necessary, and I highly respect that. On the downside, there has been nothing in the first two books that have made me need to read the next two. By the time they come out, I’m not sure my interest will be high enough to keep reading. At the moment, I plan to, but without a compelling need, I don’t know how I’ll feel by the time the rest are published.

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