Rating: 3 stars
Series: Gates of Thread and Stone #2
Kai was going through some emotional turmoil after the revelation at the end of Gates of Thread and Stone. Kai, Reev, and Avan were all trying to figure out how they fit in with society and were discovering their own sense of self. Lots of changes were happening in Ninurta that were affecting the people and the infinite. And they are beginning to discover more about the world outside of Ninurta.
The pacing was really slow until about 60% into it. Not much was going on, but it all lead up to something interesting. There was a lot of action towards the end and some unexpected betrayals. A good portion of the book was in a new setting. I didn’t care for any of the new characters. It was more enjoyable when Kai was back home with Avan and Reev.
The love triangle was strongly hinted at again. I loathe love triangles. Part of the problem with this one is that Avan is well fleshed out character and Mason is not. Kai doesn’t think about Mason beyond a friend. Mason is pushy with his flirting. He needs a purpose aside from being a potential love interest, and he also needs more personality.
I don’t know if I will continue reading this series or not. This book didn’t grab me like the first one did.
I received this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.