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ARC Review: Goblin King by Kara Barbieri

Rating: 1 out of 5.

I enjoyed White Stag, though it definitely had its faults, and was looking forward to continuing the story. The problem now is that I wish the story had ended there. Goblin King is…. boring. Seriously boring. There’s no emotional connection to characters. The stakes may be high but they certainly don’t feel so. The story DRAGS on and on with nothing but Feyre – I mean Janneke – stewing over her emotional trauma and letting it dictate her relationships.

I found similarities to A Court of Thorns and Roses series in White Stag, but here they were overwhelming and unending. Janneke morphed into Feyre, Soren became Rhys, Lydian became Tamlin, Seppo became Cassian… It’s frankly ridiculous. I may as well just reread ACOTAR – at least it was more polished. Here I’m practically having to read between the words that are written just to understand it.

If you loved ACOTAR, it might be worth picking this up. Otherwise, I can’t recommend it.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing an e-arc to review