Thursday, February 24, 2022

A review: The Magpie's Song

If writing novels was an artform it would look like this book.  When I first started this book I immediately noticed Allison Pang's writing style, and how artfully she described the world she created. 


The story develops quickly, immediately pulling you in and connecting you emotionally to the characters. Set in a dystopian world, Raggy Maggy is a tough independent young woman with a mysterious past. She is a Moon Child, which is defined by a half breed of a Meridian...the ruling class that lives in a floating city above the world, and a commoner who lives on the ground. As a Moon Child, she is thought to be immune to the plague that has devastated the area. 

My thoughts:

I love a strong woman lead in any book, and Maggy does not disappoint.  She is unapologetically herself, she loves hard, and isn't afraid of doing difficult and dangerous things. Combine this with clockwork dragons, mystery, secrets, religious zealots, disease and brilliant world building this book I found well worth the read.

Allison Pang leaves us on a bit of a cliff hanger, but graciously gave us a sneak peak at the end of the book for the next book in the series.  

Magpie's Song is the first installment of her Ironheart Chronicles series, and is available for purchase now. You can purchase by clicking here. Please be sure to check out her website by clicking here, and if you like Instagram be sure to give her a follow here.

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book for free for review.  This however does not affect my opinions, as I do not leave a review for each book I receive.  There are links to Amazon, clicking these links won't cost you anything but any purchase helps support this blog.  If you really love what you've read, please consider buying me a coffee by clicking the link on the right. Thanks!

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