Today I'm breaking down my book review into Light Reads and Heavy Reads.
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (Dark Caravan Cycle Book 1)
Jinni are always interesting to read about and this was no exception. I liked Nalia as a character. My favorite part was her time in the ocean. I liked that while there were two men it wasn't a love triangle. The two supporting female characters were strong and developed. I just thought originally that this was a standalone book and it is so not.
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Cattredge (Iron Codex Book 1)
This took me two weeks to read and just never took off. But the story was interesting which is why I kept reading.
That said I tried to dive into book two and blah... the story doesn't pick up. So I sent the series back to the library without reading. Weird.
There are some horrifying aspects of this book. And I don't mean to gloss over them or make this all about me. But when she get her citizenship and started to become her own person and work through things, I was right there with her. I have done that growing and discovery. The above quote is one of my favorite passages. Because I have done that.
This book is a great, horrifying read and I am glad to have read it.