Title: Call of the Bone Ships (The Tide Child #2)
Author: RJ Barker.
Page count: 454.
Release day: November 24th 2020.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
See my review for book one here!
I rated book one 3 stars, but I really thought it was a great set up for a sequel, so I did have quite some expectations for this one, unfortunately I didn’t like this one as much as I had expected..
One of my main problems with the first book was the writing. I was kinda hoping that now that I knew the writing I could connect to it better. But I still struggled with it. I think it mainly comes from the language used, like the terminology used on ships (idk if it is made up for this book or something). For many words I would know what they meant, but I kept having to think about it. Especially because words would be abbreviated as well, like Deckholder would also be D’older, and sometimes it took me a while to connect the terms.
I would have loved it if we would read this series from someone else’s POV, or at least other people besides Joron. Because honestly, Joron was kinda boring, didn’t like being in his head.. There are so many characters whose POV I would have preferred! Like Meas or this person named something with an F (why did I not write this review right after finishing it!? Now I don’t know names..). There definitely were some interesting characters, just not the main character..
I was very intrigued by where the story was going, so I kept wanting to continue to read and see what was going to happen. Even though I wasn’t liking the characters. I will also still continue with the series, since there is only one book left and I do want to see what the big finale will be!
I did expect the sea creatures to have a bigger part in this book, but unfortunately they hadn’t.
Me not connecting with the writing, and not being a huge fan of Joron, did take from my enjoyment. But it was still a good book.
Not on the book, but I read this as an ebook, and you cannot really see the map on there, which I hated. I love looking at maps in books! I feel like every book needs a map!