Book: Iron Flame
Author: Rebecca Yarros
This is my 97th read for the year
WARNING - If you did not read The Fourth Wing (and plan to) - skip review
When we left off in the first book, Violet had just discovered that her brother, Brandon is alive. On top of that - Violet also knows the real secret that has been hiddne for centuries. No able to share everything she knows with her friends at the War College, Violet sets out to find everything she can to keep everyone safe. And alive. Violet also needs to learn how to control her power. The stakes are so much higher now that even thought Violet and her friends are still students, a real war is coming and everyone must work together. Dain has betrayed Violet, but can she look past that to defeat what is coming? Will Violet and Xaden ever trust each other fully?
This book was just okay. I mentioned in my review for The Fourth Wing that I might be a little too old for YA now. The cliffhanger in The Fourth Wing was so good, though, that I decided I at least had to start the second book. I did end up finishing it, and AGAIN - good cliff hanger. What to do when the next one comes out? Who knows. I understand she is going to write 5 books so I think she will lose me eventually. Anyway - the good for me in these books are the dragons and the banter between them and between them and Violet. That is about it for the good for me. I don't really care for Violet. The sex is WAY over done (think 50 shades of gray smutty), and the dialogue and writing could be better. Also - I didn't care much about the death that occurs at the end of this book. Character never made an impact for me, but the book drew it out like this was the biggest deal to date. I disagree, but that is just my opinion.
If you are a big fantasty fan, young, and like smut - this book is for you. Otherwise - there are better written 600 page books.