Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend Zell and best friend, Princess Lyriana.So why isnt she happy? Maybe its the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe its the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University.Then, Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate, a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, shes convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible... and treasonous.But Tilla can't, won't, let it go. And the deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. How is the W...
|Title||:||City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||377 pages|
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City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2) Reviews
I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea where it can even really go from here but I do know it's gonna be one of the few fantasy series I actually finish. (I have literally only ever finished one trilogy. I don't know what's wrong with me.)
I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review.
Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel.
We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana, along with Tilla's boyfriend Zell and Lyriana's cousin Ellorian, are now living in the kingdom. However, it's obvious that people aren't that warm to Tilla being around, secretly finding her to be a spy for her father. Ze ...more
*tackles the pretty purple cover*
THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too.
And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did in Royal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intensity of book one, it was still a solid sequel that leaves me excited for the third book!
What I Liked:
Banter and humor on point. Oh, I love this in any book, but it's especially fun in this series. The author does a g ...more
I really enjoyed the first book in Shvarts' series. It was unique and the author wasn't afraid to take risks and dive into the nitty gritty. This book though, fell a little short for me. It gave me the impression that it was a royal coming of age book, instead of the struggles of a bastards life. Think the Selection by Kiera Cass. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first, only because I was expecting one thing and got another.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book.
I love it when a book catches my attention right from the start and it doesn't always have to be a crazy /intense opening scene. This book and the series so far is very much character-driven and Tilla is such an excellent main char ...more
Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own.
The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's got action! It's got intrigue! And it gave me so many damn feels!
It is pretty evident throughout that Shvarts is a Star Wars fan, as City of Bastards shares many of the same themes and elements throughout it's thoroug ...more
**actual rating is 3.5 stars**
I really loved Royal Bastards. It was funny, imaginative, and just overall an enjoyable read. The ending left me wanting more and I was super excited for what would happen in City of Bastards. Unfortunately, City of Bastards didn’t live up to my expectations.
Zzzzzz. The first half of this book felt like a chore to read. Tilla is now at Lightspire with Zell and Lyriana, and all we pretty much got in the first 100 pages was Tilla walking to class, going to parties, ma ...more