Monday, April 18, 2016

36:120 Wings of Fire: Escaping Peril by Tui T. Sutherland

The 8th book in the Wings of Fire series.  Now that Queen Scarlet has revealed herself to still be alive and out for vengeance, Peril has decided that she is the only one who can stop her and protect Clay.  Turtle, a Seawing prince, decides that since his friends are already off on a dangerous mission he should join up with Peril to try and stop Scarlet and help Queen Ruby.  Once they get separated though, that's when Peril's father shows up, in the employ of Queen Scarlet.  He is able to give Peril the one thing she wants above all else, the loss of her fire-scales, but it comes at a cost that may be more than she is willing to pay.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous installments.  I wanted to know more about Peril because I think she is one of the more interesting characters that we met in the first five books.  I get that Peril is a broken character but being inside her mind was boring and repetitive.  While she did grow a bit as a character by the end of the book, it was only a little.  The fact that most of the book was very predictable, much like Peril's thoughts, didn't help either.  The end looks promising for the next book so here's hoping this one was just a fluke.

Page count: 336p/9,898p ytd/259,975p lifetime

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