Trying to slow down my morning...with fictional opium.
In other news, I'm still sick.
But still excited to read this book.
Catching up on my reviews here on Litsy.
This is a once-you-start-you-can‘t-stop kind of book. Be prepared for a wild ride and some jaw-dropping moments. Some parts made me gasped so loudly that my 2yo asked me, what‘s wrong mommy!
Now, the agony of waiting for the final installment. I want to read more about Moag! I‘m already liking her crew!
#BBRC @LibrarianRyan #teenangst #MiddleOfASeries
Full review on hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com
R. F. Kuang's The Dragon Republic, the second novel in The Poppy War series, is an amazing, epic fantasy novel. Rin, trying to move on from the tragic events at the end of The Poppy War and to seek vengeance against the The Empress, remains at the center of this novel. Her great physical strength and her power mask extreme emotional vulnerability, a fragility she hides by walling off her deepest feelings. (continued in comments)
I think this series just isn‘t for me. Parts of this were so gripping I was breathlessly turning pages and parts were a total slog. I will admit that I love how much I dislike the main character and I still want to know how things end but I don‘t think I will be reading the next book. I wish I loved this as much as everyone does.
"Rin‘s story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War—an epic fantasy combining the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters.”