Book Review: The Bow of Anarchy (Starfell #3)
Continuing with my marathon read of the Starfell series by Jessica Renwick, today I’m reviewing the third book, The Bow of Anarchy.
Having loved the first (my review here) and second book (my review here), I knew I was in for a fun, magical adventure so I dove right in.
On to the review!
After a quiet winter, the Lichwood is waking. Soft murmurs of activity at Endora’s mansion reach Tulip Manor, and Fable and her friends are restless to discover why. After an undead guard attacks the enchanted barrier that encloses the cottage grounds, Fable’s magic spins out of control.
When a letter arrives from the Thistle Plum Inn stating a Folkvar has been sighted in the city of Mistford, the residents of Tulip Manor find themselves thrust into chaos. A mystery involving Thorn’s missing sister, a mystical bow and arrow, kidnapped magical creatures, and a dangerous curse looms over the spring festival—and it’s up to Fable and her friends to solve.
Deep down, Fable knows these secrets are tied to her evil great-grandmother. But if she can’t fight the darkness that grows within her, she won’t be able to save anyone. Not even herself.
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I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed this book, but I was surprised that I liked it just about as much as the first in the series. That doesn’t happen to me a lot with series, but Renwick has spun another magical, roller coaster ride of a tale.
After a brief period of peace, Fable and co. are threatened by the power hungry Endora and her wicked plans just as Fable is learning to deal with the negative side of being a heart mage. What is Endora’s scheme this time? Can Fable prevent tragedy yet again, or will her own powers betray her?
I just gotta say, poor Fable! Being related to a relentless, wicked woman like Endora isn’t easy. Fable has a lot of character growth this time around. I enjoyed seeing the negative side of her emotions and how that affected her powers, as well as seeing her work through her demons and triumph.
There were some great bits involving Thorn and her sister Orchid, and surprisingly Timothy enters the fold. I’m really loving the direction all of these characters are going.
I do hope that the adults will become at least a little more helpful in the future. Even though the focus needs to be on Fable and her friends, the adults’ efforts are a bit underwhelming.
The plot for this book was really exciting. A lot is on the line, and Fable and her friends do what they do best. Investigate and pull together their knowledge. I loved seeing the gang back in action, and I was hanging on the edge of my seat the entire time with all the twists and turns. Can’t wait to see what happens next for these brave heroes!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
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