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Book Review: Crier's War

4/5 Stars.

Crier's War by Nina Varela was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019, and I was thoroughly pleased once I finally got my hands on it! I devoured the book in one sitting back in October 2019.

Let me just start with how much I liked Ayla and Crier's relationship. I'm a sucker for a good enemies-to-lovers trope. The novel shows the back and forth turmoil Ayla struggles with in knowing what her goal is and what needs to be done. And yet, Crier is almost always there, as if a reminder woven into Ayla's story, continuing to add conflicting desires, captivating romance, and heartbreaking betrayal.

The world itself is very interesting and intriguing, but it falls into a world seen before with some similarities when it comes to there being the "superior" beings who look upon the "lesser" beings as their workers/servants/scum. It's a scenario seen before, but Varela adds her own unique twist to it, so the world-building doesn't fall too flat.

Varela made a wonderful debut with this novel, and I neeeeed the sequel now!

Crier's War is out now! Its sequel, Iron Heart, releases September 8th, 2020!

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