Monday 6 August 2018

A reaper at the gates - Sabaa Tahir

Hardcover, 463 pages
Published June 14th 2018 by HarperVoyager 
An Ember in the Ashes #3
Fantasy YA
My thoughts:

Do these keep getting worse and worse? I am really disappointed since I liked book 1. Book 2 messed it up. This one made it a lot worse.

And this one. Ugh. Elias is boring.
Wtf does everyone love Laia and thinks she can save them?

The Shrike, what a stupid country. If you put children to be the second most powerful person and leader then you deserve to fail as a country. I get that she has trained all her life, but hell I am sure there is some 40 year old general left in this stupid world that could have done her job. Bloody idiots. Wtf does she know about anything?

Dunno why I even read it. Ok I do. I want to see how it ends and there is one bloody book left. Arghhhhhhhhh.

Stupid series. One of the reasons that I do not buy YA fantasy. They all fail.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion--even at the cost of his humanity. 


  1. I read book one with high hopes, like really high. And Elias ruined it for me. But I was curious enough about Hel to want to pick up book two....gah. I just can't. I'll have to lurk on the goodreads reviews for some spoilers after the last book comes out to satisfy my curiousity. Curiosity that isn't strong enough for me to actually pick up the books. Meh. :/

    1. I did like book 1, but it was book 2 that ruined it for me. Blergh.

      As for the last, maybe the library will get it and I will read the end. If not then I will find a spoiler too

  2. But how do you really feel?? lol

    Do they keep changing the covers for this? I didn't even recognize this as the same series.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. Hehe ;)

      This is the UK one, they have these ugly ones

  3. I had high hopes after seeing that cover. Too bad you didn't care for it.

  4. lol!! You gonna read the last bloody book then? :P

  5. Oh no! I haven't started the series yet but I do have book one sitting on my bookshelf. Maybe I should read that one and just stop.

  6. I think it's time to let this one go.

  7. I ditched this series after the first one. Sorry it didn't pan out for you :(

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. Oh noes...maybe you should stop! lol



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