Trail of Lightning Review

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Ebook, 287 Pages
Urban Fantasy/ Dystopia
By: Rebecca Roanhorse

โ€œEverything you’ve done, your past, it’s all just a story you tell yourself. Some of it is true, but some of it is lies.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ I do not read much urban fantasy as I prefer high fantasy. I was recommended this by a friend and then Kaleena picked it for my 10 readers, 10 recommendations challenge and the rest is history.

๐ŸŒŸ The story is fast paced and the chapters were not long and I always say that this is my favorite combo, I keep reading one more chapter until I finish the book. This mix was here so that helped flying through this in less than 2 days.

๐ŸŒŸ The writing is not bad and I enjoyed it, the Navajo folklore was a new thing to me and so it was good to read something so refreshing. There were a lot of strange words that I donโ€™t know how to pronounce and thatโ€™s why maybe the audio-book will help with that.

๐ŸŒŸ I do have mixed feeling about the world-building though, I like the magical system if it can be called so and the clans and all this stuff but at the same time the world was not explained very well and I wanted to know more, I guess part of it is because this is a 4 books-series and much will be delivered later.

๐ŸŒŸ The characters are cool, I like Maggie, she was powerful and interesting and not annoying (I do say this a lot when I notice it because many authors do not know the limit between teenagers whining and being a crybaby!). Kai was also very good, I think I preferred him to Maggie and the rest of the characters were well written too.

๐ŸŒŸ The plot is also kind of lacking, the story jumps into side-requests for most of the time and that brought some interesting characters and monsters but I needed a destination and something to look for but that was overshadowed by those quests and to get back on track, the author weaved some coincidences to the story.

๐ŸŒŸ Summary: I think this is a good book especially for anyone who wants to discover this genre with good writing, new folklore and nice characters, the plot and world building could have been better but it was still a wild ride. I do not know if I am continuing the series as 4 book series have all been disappointing for me and I consider that an unlucky number now.


  1. AHHH you gave it 4 stars, I feel so vindicated!?!?! I am glad you enjoyed the book, and I agree with you in terms of the side-quest nature of the plot. The second book in the series actually blew this one out of the water, and I would recommend reading it before giving up on the series.

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