Curse of The Divine by Kim Smejkal (Ink In The Blood #2)

The sequel to Ink The Blood came out and I was quite skeptical about it since I didn’t like the first book as much. My suspicions were confirmed when I found the same flaws as I did in the first book. While the concept and magic system are original, it was widely marketed as dark fantasy and I couldn’t get why. Celia and Griffin seek out help from an unexpected Diavala’s enemy, Halcyon.

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I don’t know if it was the writing style or the dialogues between the characters, but none caught my eyes nor my attention. I found myself falling asleep a couple of times. And unfortunately, the characters were not that memorable which is a big criteria in my opinion. Also the fact that the plague doctor has a name- Griffin, I don’t quite understand why she always referred to him as the plague doctor, it’s becoming pretty annoying after the few pages.

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Overall, the novel had some entertaining elements but I wasn’t the audience for it. Maybe it’s in the writing, maybe I needed more complexity in the characters and the plot.

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Thank you to Raincoast Canada for this book!

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