RELEASE DATE: June 9th 2020
AUTHOR: Anna Bright
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.
But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.
The Boundless is the sequel and a finale to the Beholder duology. I’ve really enjoyed the first book, but sadly the sequel was a total miss for me. I rarely give a less than a three star rating, but this one was a total disappointment.
First of all, the world the author had built may seem fascinating but it was also confusing as hell. So many things don’t make sense. Secondly, the main protagonist was a total letdown in this book. And also I expected more Lang in this book. The rebellion was lead by him, but his character was just pushed aside like nothing. He was the only interesting character in this series. Coming to the romance, Selah loves Torden but also attracted to Lang. I seriously felt bad for Lang. He deserved more than that. The character growth of Selah was rushed. She quickly changes from a naive and innocent princess to a mastermind strategist. It’s so f**$ing unrealistic!
The plot was underwhelming and dragged on so many parts. The first book was mostly about Selah’s match making but the second book was focused on the rebellion and politics. The baba Yaga was an interesting character. I enjoyed the conversation between her and Selah at the beginning, but after some time I lost my interest when it started to drag. I might have skipped some pages. The romance was a total meh. I don’t mind triangles in my book if they’re done well but the one in this book was a absolute mess. Coming to the world building. It’s weird and confusing. I’m still trying to figure out whether it’s a historical, or dystopia or a mix of them.
Overall, I didn’t love this book! I wasn’t emotionally invested. I couldn’t wait for the story to be over. I know a lot of people who loved it though, so my issues could be on my side.
This book just wasn’t meant for me, but that doesn’t mean it’s not meant for anyone else. If you want to give it a shot then I really hope it works out for you.
So, What do you think of this series? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
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