Source: Sent to me by author
Publisher: Self Published
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Once upon a time, inhabitants of another world tore a hole through the universe and came to Earth. They called themselves Suriias, and rivalled humans in knowledge and skill with one great exception: they had magic.
War followed. Humanity lost. And three hundred years later, humans are on the brink of extinction.
Orphans Thorn and Thistle live in hiding. They are the last of their families, the last of their friends. They scrape by, stealing to survive and living on the streets or hiding in sheds. But even under the brutal regime of the Suriias, there are places where humans can mingle in secret with magical sympathisers, and one night Thistle gets an unexpected offer of marriage from a Suriia with high standing and friends in all the right places. For Thistle, it’s a chance at safety and comfort; for Thorn, it’s a chance to find the ones who killed her parents.
And so the pair move into the capital city of Courtenz. An urban monstrosity of magic and might, false friends and flying cars, drones and death tolls, the new city promises a fresh start – and new love – for both.
But if there’s one thing Thorn knows for certain, it’s that dreams can swiftly turn into nightmares.”
My Thoughts & Review
After reading a description of this book I knew I had to read it!! I have to be honest when I arrived I was a little shocked to see how big it was and wasn’t sure entirely sure what to expect but it sure didn’t disappoint.
These Violent Nights is a fast and action packed fantasy with an exciting and unique plotline. The writing is superbly done. Sometimes while reading long fantasies, my concentration does waver a bit, but that wasn’t the case for this book. I couldn’t get enough of the story and the characters. There were some exciting twists and turns that I didn’t see coming.
Now for the characters, well what can I say. They are very well created and developed well as the book progresses. I enjoyed getting to know them all. Yes, there were a few that I wasn’t sure about at first but there unique qualities kept me wanting to find out more and follow their journey.
My favourite part of the book was the world building I was home on the magical world along with the interesting technology.
I absolutely loved These Violent Night, and this review really doesn’t do this book any justice. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a unique fast paced fantasy!!A big thank you to Rebecca for sending me a physical copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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