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The Last Watch » 2022 Top Reads Mini Review

Huge thanks to @medeajade for this lovely mini review of The Last Watch! 🥰

And may I just give a hearty second for Hall of Smoke, if you haven’t read @hmlongbooks yet, you’re seriously missing out—go improve your reading life immediately, run don’t walk ⚔️🔥

#Repost from @medeajade


These four books were my top reads for 2022! I’ve reviewed them all on GoodReads with the exception of The Last Unicorn. This was my first time rereading it since I was 12 or 13 and it holds up. The rest of them… perfection🤩 Here’s some snippets of my reviews…

Winter’s Orbit by @everina_maxwell - Oh hell yaaassssss this was a good book!!! It ticked ALL my boxes; incredible world building, intriguing lore and history, believable romance, witty and clever dialogue.

The Last Watch by @jsdewes - The world building was both small and epic at the same time. I mean, does it get more epic than the edge of the universe? Yet the story itself takes place on a few small ships, giving you a feeling of grandeur without overwhelming the reader with information needed to make a huge location(s) come alive.

Hall of Smoke by @hmlongbooks - The descriptions of landscapes were vivid and beautiful. I wanted to be in the mountains with Hessa. I could smell the pine needles and sun on warm rocks. I could feel the chill breeze gliding across the water. It was skillfully done.

All these authors have more published and more coming and I look forward to all of it! Happy reading in 2023 everyone!

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