Book Title: Lady Smoke
Book Author: Laura Sebastian
Book Rating: 5 out 5 stars
Would I Recommend: Yes!
Hello Book Friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday! I wasn’t able to post last week because I started a new part time job! It’s very time consuming and I haven’t been able to figure out a balance to my work/blogging schedule just yet, but I think it’s starting to come together.
I saw this book at the library one day and knew I had to get it because I really enjoyed Ash Princess! You can check out my review of it that I posted back in September here.
If I thought I loved the first book, I loved Lady Smoke even more so! This was one of the best books I’ve read in months! I love the main character, Theo! There’s so much more character development for her in this book and she’s growing stronger every day in her beliefs. You also get a more in-depth view of how the other characters are growing as well, and you read about them a lot more in this book too. So much character development!
The book picks up right where Ash Princess left off. Everything in this book is well paced, and the writing style had me hooked. I sometimes have difficulty reading things from one person’s POV, but I couldn’t put this book down! Every step was carefully calculated, and something was always happening, so it was always exciting! There were new challenges that Theo and her friends needed to overcome and they were very well thought out.
I enjoyed reading about new kingdoms and the new people in these kingdom, and discovering what happened to them and how they dealt with things during the events in the first book.
I also enjoyed the fact that there wasn’t just the one villain, but several villains that Theo had to deal with as the story progressed.
The romance in this book was much more adorable than in the first! It was paced well, and it wasn’t as involved throughout the whole story as the first book, which made it so cute! *cue fan-girl squealing here*
The only thing that was slightly disappointing in the book were the events that happened at the end. I can’t say a whole lot without spoiling things, but there were things that went down way to quickly, and had me like “that was it? or “that’s all it took?”
But, I still absolutely loved everything about it.
Overall, I give this book an A. I loved the characters, the character growth, the challenges they had to put up with, how it was handled and much more! The writing style had me drawn into story immediately and loved every second of it. There was action, romance, and everything was so well-paced. I highly recommend this book, especially if you loved Ash Princess.