Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sennar's Mission by Licia Troisi Review

Title: Sennar's Mission
Author: Licia Troisi
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: High Fantasy
Series: Chronicles of the Overworld, book two
Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love high fantasy novels--recently, I've discovered that. The appeal of them, for me, is their scope, their ability to make it seem like a whole new world is being shown through them. And Sennar's Mission didn't disappoint me. It picks up where Nihal of the Land of the Wind left off, with Sennar leaving to go to the Underworld, and Nihal trying to make her own way as a stronger soldier, avenging the loss of her people. And for the most part, I really enjoyed it; both Sennar and Nihal grew as characters, and Laio and Ido, from the previous book, make appearances and are also deeply fleshed out, and the world-building was wonderful, but something about this installment in the series just left me yearning. Though it was full of action, and emotion, and wonder, something about it, just really fell short. Regardless, though, I look forward to the next installment in the series. The bottom line: This next installment was good, but it wasn't fantastic. Next on deck: Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner!

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