Sunday, November 5, 2017

Review: The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima

Hello readers,

finally catching up on some reviews. I am so sorry that my posts kind of just pop up here and there at the moment and I hope I will be back to regular posts on my usual days (which had been Sunday and Wednesday) but as you all know I have been sick all summer, then I fell into a major reading slump and now studentlife is back on, so I guess what I want to say is thank you for sticking with me.

Today’s review is on The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima, who was so kind on sending me an egalley and waiting patiently for me to review this novel. So The Collar and the Cavvarach is the first book in a series/duology (don’t quote me on that).
It is set in the Krillonian Empire where Bensin a teenage slave (also called a Collar) and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister Ellie freed. To do so he has to win in the most prestigious tournament of the Empire. But will Bensin manage to do so before Ellie’s owners sell her off to a life full of abuse?

Now Bensin is an absolutely lovable heroic young character. He is well developed as a character and his actions are understandable, although stupid at times. His sister however annoyed me a lot. I liked her and she was presented well and she was meant to annoy Bensin at the times she annoyed me as well, so it was written in a very “touchable” way, but this scenes were just not fun to read for me. However this was a tiny flaw. Overall I enjoyed the characters, the fast paced plot, the fight scenes, Bensins owner,  the watch officer, the writing...this book has a lot to offer.
The major point that made not give it 5 stars was the lack of world building. I absolutely have no clue how the Krillonian Empire works, Yes they have slave and there are options to be freed or to become a slave but besides that I didn’t really get the point of it. It didn’t make it less enjoyable to read though, I would have just wish for a little bit of an explanation to that.
So I gave The Collar and the Cavvarach 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I hope you enjoyed this review. As usual leave me thoughts and questions in the comments down below. Thanks again to Annie Douglass Lima for providing me with an egalley.

I will see you again soon with another bookish post.

Take care,
📚 Nadja

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed The Collar and the Cavvarach, and I hope your readers will too!