Reading Lately: September 2021 Edition

Only 2 reviews this time around. One book took me longer than usual and i just didn’t prioritize reading over the last month. Ohh well. There is always next month!

Reading Lately: September 2021 Edition | Book reviews of The Splinter King by Mike Brooks; Little Thieves by Margaret Owen | Puppies & Pretties

What I’ve been reading lately

The Splinter King by Mike Brooks: This is the second book in the series, and dare I say, a better book than the first one. This series has a lot of different POVs, and this book does a better job of jumping between them. There is politics, running from a daemonic warlord, culture clashes and interesting relationships. It is definitely a doorstop, coming in at 600+ pages. But if you enjoy big, epic fantasy, this is a good series to pick up. I’m excited to see where it goes.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
c/o Netgalley

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen: This book was fine. Wasn’t my favorite, but it also wasn’t bad. Pretty standard YA vibes. It follows Vanja, the goddaughter of Fortune and Death. All she wants to do is be left alone and live her live without having to serve someone (either her godmothers or princess Gisele). So when Gisele is more or less sold into marriage to a pretty shady guy, Vanja takes advantage and takes Gisele’s place with the help of magical pearls. She steals from various royals in the attempt to get enough money to leave the country (including her godmothers). But then she steals from the wrong person and gets cursed by a low God. What comes next is Vanja trying to break the curse, figure out what the fiance is up to, and still save herself. Relatively good characters, especially the secondary characters. Vanja can be a bit annoying, especially towards the end. The magic was pretty fun, and having gods just randomly drop in always makes things interesting. Come in without too high of expectations and you can enjoy this one.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
c/o Netgalley