Review – State of sorrow

Title: State of sorrow

Author: Melinda Salisbury

Format: Hardcover (fairyloot exclusive)

Publisher: Scholastic

Page count: 452

Release day: March 1st 2018

Series: Sorrow #1

Rating: 3 stars


What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

Sorrow – for that is all she brings us.

A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…

By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.

By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But one ghost won’t stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she’s willing to go to win…


What I thought:

I had no expectations at all when I went into this book. And I think that is the best way to go!

I’ve had a really hard time rating this book.. I’m still not sure what my thought are, and I finished this book like a week ago.

The prologue was soo confusing, I read twice and then decided to just continue on, and hope I would get the story. After reading the prologue I was kinda worried that the whole book would be difficult to read, but it was actually the other way around. The rest of the book was really easy to read, and the writing style was really good!

But besides liking the writing style, I did not really feel anything for the story. Nothing negative, but also nothing positive.. The characters were not really interesting to me, they only had a little bit of development. There were parts that were interesting, but also parts I could not care less about.

It just kind of felt like a story often done.

But because of the parts that were interesting I gave it 3 stars. I’m also curious to the sequel, to see if it will be more original and to see which way the story will go.


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