Book Reviews

Book Review: City Of York

Title: City Of York

Author: A. Person

Publisher: Elmhurst Park

Publication Date: May 15 2020

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Synopsis:

In this story, dragons are not found in the skies but roam wingless in the sewers. They are the physical manifestation of magic and the aura they project is weakening. Their existence is a secret which is fiercely guarded by a magical community hidden in plain sight. Three 19-year-olds unexpectedly make this discovery and must be dealt with. One individual wants to give dragons back the gift of flight and further conflict ensues to keep this world concealed.

TW: Violence

Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It took a little while for me to get into this book because we were reading from a different character’s Point Of View and the stories had no connection so it felt disjointed for a decent amount of chapters.This also impacted the pacing of the book, as it jumped around quite a lot.

The world building was there but I felt like there could’ve been more explanation. Especially since there were so many details added about the world that wasn’t or barely explained. But it is the first book in a series so I guess there is time for that to be fixed.

The characters also lacked depth, there were character details but I felt like the details only scratched the surface. The writing style was slightly flowery and big words were used when giving descriptions which could seem out of place at times as that was a pattern any where else in the writing.

There was also this subplot where two of the main characters who were dating when the book began started to fall for other characters. There was no cheating but I still wasn’t a big fan of this subplot as I didn’t see any romantic potential between these characters and their prospective partners but I also didn’t see any connection between the two characters when they were together. I guess what I’m trying to say that the romance aspect was probably the weakest part of this book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

That’s All I Got, Danielle.

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