A Torch Against the Night

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I truly had high hopes for A Torch Against the Night mainly because I fell in love with the first book. It was action packed from start to finish and it was a world that scared me. While I enjoyed the second book, I felt that it fell flat in places and could have made a more interesting read. There were several times I had to put it down because nothing was happening and the storyline was going nowhere. Do I think the story suffered from second book syndrome? Possibly. It wasn’t so much Laia that got on my nerves, it was Elias. He felt way too wishy-washy to me. Plus, I honestly hated Helene’s point of view chapters. I know readers enjoyed her but I just can’t jump on the Helene bandwagon. Yes, she’s a strong female lead but my love remains for Laia. She’s THE female character of the story. By the end I feel like Sabaa was able to bring me back to life with the characters I fell in love with in the first book. Her writing is brilliant, flawless, and very engaging. If you haven’t yet picked up the series, do so. While there were shortcomings in the second book, it’s still altogether an amazing read.

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Author Sabaa Tahir
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Razorbill
Publish Date 30-Aug-2016
ISBN 9781101998878
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Issue September 2016
Category Young Adult


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