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In all honesty, I went in Small Favors by Erin A. Craig with such high expectations after completely falling in love with her work from House of Salt and Sorrows. There were moments where I had to stop myself from constantly comparing the two, and seeing which one I preferred.
If you haven’t read “From Blood and Ash” and you want to go in unbiased, skip this review for now because this might taint that.
Give me a good comeback story any day and watch me bawl in pride by the end of it. When I watch films, a series, or any type of storytelling content, that’s always something I wait for. That in-your-face moment.
There’s a blurb at the back of my The Sword of Kaigen copy that reads: “The Poppy War’s darkness meets The Last Airbender’s elemental magic.”
It might have been an “accident” of sorts that I checked out An Accident of Stars, but it’s one I’m definitely going to see through to the end.