Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Sacaran Nights
Author: Rachel Emma Shaw
Book Series: Standalone
Diversity: Asexual side character
Recommended For…: dark fantasy, dystopian, new adult readers
Publication Date: October 28, 2021
Genre: NA Dystopian Dark Fantasy
Recommended Age: 14+ (violence, gore, parental death)
Explanation of CWs: Some violence and gore. There’s also death
Publisher: Self Published
Synopsis: Legacy is everything in Sacara. Those few who inherit live only to keep theirs alive, protecting the ghosts of their ancestors from the corruption seeping into every corner of the city.
Dagner longs to leave – to create a legacy for himself and see the world beyond – but he is trapped by an inheritance that was never meant to be his. When a figure from his past returns to claim the legacy Dagner has sworn to protect, he must decide if he will forge his own path, or stay and make the sacrifices needed to save the city of the dead.
Review: I really liked this book overall. The book had well developed characters and world building. The book is unique and something I don’t think I’ve read before. The book is also well plotted and the book hooks you in within a few chapters.
However, I did think that some of the book was confusing. There’s a lot of information about the fungi and it gets confusing to keep them separated in your mind without using the guide. The beginning is also a little off-putting as it’s very confusing and chaotic.
Verdict: It was good!