Stuck in Jury Duty but got some “reading” in
This book has all the beautiful prose and magic of the first book, but truly expanded on the world. I loved how Malina and Iris had to grow separately and find who they were without each other and how while the core of the characters stayed true, it's not quite what you thought was happening in Wicked like a Wildfire. The perfect sequel!
While there were several elements I liked in the middle of the novel, the imagery & detailed descriptions were the novel‘s strengths. The novel began & ended slowly, dragging more than it should have. The constant shifts in time, place, & narrative POV (the second person was entirely unnecessary) made it difficult to connect some pieces & to create a cohesive timeline, especially before characters were established.
When I started the book I was a little worried it was dark for a children's book. I just finished it, and I loved it! My nephew also read the book and ended up using it as a project for accelerated reading at school. He's 10 years old. I definitely recommend this book!!