Book Review|Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

I honestly don’t have much to say about this sequel. I was bored. Oh So bored during about 80% of it. I liked how it wrapped up though. I love my happily ever afters.

The novel is slow, the writing way too descriptive and flowery than is really necessary. I know a lot of people like poetic writing, but I honestly bore of it so quickly that I tend to keep away from novels like that.

So where I didn’t hate this. I certainly didn’t love it. That’s not to say it’s a bad book, it’s just definitely not for me.

If you like flowery, poetic writing mixed with mythology and music, check this one out.

2 Stars

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