Today I am reviewing a new fantasy novel that has recently been released, Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian! This has been described as a Six of Crows meets Suicide Squad book, so I am excited to share my thoughts!
In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws deadly.
As she fights for her life, Larkin finds light in Amias, a fellow outlaw with a notorious past. Soon Larkin and Amias realize their fates are entwined. The eight of them were chosen for a reason.
But as the dangers multiply and her band of felons is picked off one by one, Larkin must confront a terrible truth: They were never meant to return.
I thought this book was inventive and interesting! Sarah did a wonderful job world-building and I thought the plot was interesting and the character development was well fleshed out. However, this book just really was not for me. I appreciated the innovative plot and writing style, I just couldn’t really get myself to care for the characters or feel sadness when they died. Also since this was standalone, I did feel as though the ending was very rushed, I think if she had taken more time or even did a second book and made it a duology, she could have made those last 100 pages into another book.
So the writing and plot development were all great, the book just wasn’t for me
I hope you enjoyed this review!
XOX Shelby Grace
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