Sometimes it’s best to keep things short and sweet! For sequels and audiobooks, I don’t love writing full reviews. With sequels, I find it too hard to write reviews that don’t give away the plot of previous books and don’t involve a lot of recap. With audiobooks, I often have no clue how to spell character’s names and just feel like I’m not quite as prepared to write about them. Instead, I’m going to give a short summary and a five word review (don’t come at me for my use of hyphens)!
We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal: Zafira and Nasir continue their quest to uncover a lost magic artifact and find a world of danger and betrayal.
Review: Atmospheric, romantic, lush, plot twists
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Meji: Science-loving Paola doesn’t believe her mother’s tales of monsters until she finds herself thrust into a magical world in search of her missing friend.
Review: Fast-paced, spunky, spooky, Latinx folklore
Broken Web by Lori M. Lee: Forced to hide her identity as a soulrender, Sirscha finds herself caught between a war and the Soulless, uncertain who her enemies really are.
Review: Suspenseful, compelling, strong friendship, action-packed
Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin: Lou must battle the darkness within her, help Reid to find his way home to her, and lead her friends on a daring journey to finally stop her evil mother and a bloodthirsty king.
Review: Steamy, revenge plot, twisting, dramatic
Shielded by KayLynn Flanders: Hiding her true identity, Jenna escapes a deadly mage and journeys to the kingdom of her betrothed in order to find a way to stop the mage from destroying her world.
Review: Fast-paced, suspenseful, humorous, amusing characters
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston: Amari gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and joins the fight to stop an evil magician while discovering a startling truth about herself.
Review: Thoughtful, action-packed, humorous, magical academy
I read some really wonderful sequels and audiobooks this month and I think I’ll continue doing quick reviews for those as a monthly wrap-up. How do you handle reviews for sequels and audio? I’d love your advice!