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Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. Book review


There just aren't enough words to describe how much I love Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. Here's my book review.


If you like romantic fantasy with a twist of a real, original world thrown in, this is the book for you. Though I have written a lot of contemporary books and enjoyed quite a few by authors Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Ali Hazelwood, Nora Roberts, and Wendy Warren, I have to say I've always had a soft spot in my heart for a well-done historical and a fantasy/paranormal crossover, which has, among other reasons, inspired me to dive into a series of romantic fantasies of my own about a family of dragons in a post-apocalyptic world. More on that at a later time.

So, “those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” —the title of a song by Nat King Cole that I adore—are here. I find myself reading every day when I'm not writing. One of the books I just finished is Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. There are a lot of books to choose from in the marketplace, but this book caught my eye because first, it's about dragons, and second, the book description ended with “Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.” As my mother used to say, isn't that a pickle? It also didn't hurt that I loved the cover. It is unique without being fussy, which I find a lot of covers to be these days.


Great characters. Wonderful world-building. Enough action to keep even the most ardent reader engaged. From the very first page, all the way to the end, I couldn't put this book down.

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