Another week has been and gone and that means that it is time for another book review. this week I am continuing with one of the most underrated series of all time, the Spellslinger series by Sebastien de Castell. So, here is my review for book four, Soulbinder.
Well that book wasn’t what I was expecting it to be. It was a lot darker and more complex. And I have to say, I think this may have been my least favourite of the series so far.
This wasn’t a bad book, not by any means, but I personally didn’t love the storyline in it. and I’m not sure why exactly. I really enjoyed the first 50-100 pages but then I found it to be a bit slow and predictable. I also felt like it was losing a bit of its originality. There were a few occasions when I found myself thinking that a storyline had been done before. Which was such a shame because I do love these books and think that they deserve far more attention then they get.
That being said, I did love the character progression in this book. we have seen Kellen come so damn far since the first book and this book seemed to really show it. he is on his own and finally starting to trust himself a little bit more. and I it just great to see how far he has come and how much he has grown as a character. He is just getting more ballsy and less reckless as this series goes on, while still holding onto who he was at the start. It is really enjoyable to read. I think that he is also one of the funniest characters that I have ever read. he is just such a normal kid with this incredible inner monologue that can’t help but make you smile.
And I actually think this book got a bit riskier with some of its humour. It just felt like it was being aimed at a slightly higher demographic this time around (these books fall into the teen category if you are curious). And I personally didn’t mind that. I mean it wasn’t like it was highbrow humour or anything, it was still poo humour, but some lines just felt more targeted at the YA audience.
All in all, I am a bit conflicted over this book. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the story, but I have fallen in love with the characters even more. a very 50/50 book for me.
3.5 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read any of the Spellslinger books? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon