Rezension zu "City of Nightmares" von Rebecca Schaeffer
First of all, I would like to say thank you for the review copy, which was provided to me by the publisher. This fact does not in any way affect my personal opinion of this book. This post contains advertising and the rights for the book belong to the publisher.
Of course, this is only my personal opinion of the book and just because I give this rating to the book doesn’t mean, that everyone will have that opinion.
When I first heard about „City of Nightmares“, I was instantly hooked. The main idea sounded interesting and gave me „Monsters of Verity“ Vibes, and I loved that duology, so I made sure that I picked it up.
My vibe prediction was, in fact, correct, and I enjoyed my reading time. The book had way more horror and brutal elements than I expected for a YA fantasy book. I don’t read horror or thriller novels, so maybe I’m just not used to it.
The world-building was solid for a first book, so I had a good grasp of the system. The main character was also interesting and different from the average fantasy MCs. I liked how she handled her fears and how much progress she had throughout the book.
The main problem I had with the book was the suspense pacing. There wasn’t a climax at the end, but rather more different little ones during the book, so the big plot twist at the end felt a bit flat for me.
I will read the second book in the duology, but I can safely say, that there is no cliffhanger for you to worry about, and you can think of it as a standalone with a bit of an open ending.
Rebecca Schaeffer was a new author for me, and I will look into their other books for sure. I like the darker vibe that I experienced in City of Nightmares.
Overall this was a solid read for me. I enjoyed reading it, but it was still lacking a bit.
A nice fantasy book for a good reading time!
My rating: 3,5 Stars