First in a series // Adult Fantasy
This is a book that needs no introduction because of the just huge amount of people who absolutely are obsessed.
It is after I read really good adult fantasy that I get my reading hangovers, and The Name of the Wind was such a solid read that I mourned my book buying ban so I wasn’t able to read the second and mourned that the third book doesn’t even have a release date so I am unable to even read that.
What an incredible read, so worth every word!
Before I started this book I knew that our main character would be telling his life story, but I didn’t know there would actually be another plot in the “present” timeline as well. The first hundred pages or so was kind of slow for me surprisingly, but as soon as Kvothe started telling his story, my excitement kicked into high gear. I was so invested in the story and nothing brought me out of my experience. His story felt personal, like he was telling it directly to the reader (probably the genius setup of his story being actually told by him) and every step of the way, his story felt genuine to his character and naturally flowed perfectly.
The pacing was another perfect part of this book, with travel separating different phases of his life, and him actually coming back to the present timeline from time to time in order take a break, which gives us as a reader a little breather from the immersive story as well.
At the end, the present-day plot picked up, and I’m actually looking forward to reading about what is happening to him at the inn as well, something I would not have expected to be enjoying the first 100 pages of the book.
One last note, Bast is absolutely 😍
Other July 2019 Reads:
July 2019 Wrap-up
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Past & Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
Last Things by Jacqueline West
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire
Books Read During the Reading Rush:
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The Reading Rush Reviews
The Disasters by M.K. England
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia
Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige