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Review: Bound by Firelight by Dana Swift (Spoiler-Free)

~ Thank you to NetGalley and RandomHouse Children's/Delacorte Press for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review! RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2022 ~

'I will not beg.' His grip slips.

'At least I didn't take away that choice.'

This book was really fun. It's super fast-paced, much like the first, and I really loved the new setting in this installment. The book starts out with Adraa's trial going awry, and immediately she is sent to prison. The Dome was such an epic location and it somehow really reminded me of what I loved about Divergent?? Yeah, I was surprised too lol.

I will say I liked the first slightly more than this one, maybe just because I was surprised to enjoy it so thoroughly while with this one I was going in with good expectations. It also might be that I didn't love the romance in this one as much, I think mainly because it took such a back seat until the ending that I was just bombarded with it all then and was like.... let's bring it down a notch, you're literally in the middle of a battle of war.

Much like the first in this series though, I was really shook by some of those plot twists!!! The one at the midway point was incredibly unique, and I've never read anything quite like it. And while the ending didn't particularly shake me the way the midpoint did, some of the emotional elements did really hit me 🥲

All in all, this was a really fun sequel and I'd be down to read a third if this does get expanded into a trilogy!

book one- bound by firelight

book two- twice shy


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