Title: A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan #2)
Author: Arkady Martine.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Tor Books.
Page count: 435.
Release day: March 2nd 2021.
Genre: Adult, Science-fiction.
Rating: 3 stars.
See my review for book one here!
I’m struggling with this review.. I really loved the overall story, but lots of the details just wouldn’t go in my head haha. And I have no idea why!
I think one of my biggest struggles with this book, and with the first book, is the naming of the characters! I do think it is very interesting to use ‘different’ kind of names then that we are used to, but because of the number-adjective combination, I just kept being so confused by who was who. There was one character called Nine something and another Nineteen something and I kept switching them around.. And they really were different characters haha!
I really like Mahit and Three Seagrass, especially their relation development! In the beginning of the book I wasn’t too impressed by Eight Antidote, but he turned out to be my favourite character at the end, and from the halfway point of the book his plot line also became the most interesting!
I think being confused by the characters influenced my understanding of some of the plot parts.. Since the overall plot I absolutely loved! There were just quite some details I either didn’t get or was too confused by who we were talking about..
I really enjoyed the writing and I would definitely check out what Martine will write next!
I do really recommend this duology (?), especially if you’re more into sci-fi then I am!
Messy review.. I just don’t really know how I feel about this one..