Review: A Restless Truth by Freya Marske

Series: The Last Binding #2
Author: Freya Marske
Publisher: Tor.com
Released: November 1, 2022
Received: NetGalley

A Restless Truth is the second novel in Freya Marske’s The Last Binding series, and I’ve got to say: I am in love. If you’re hoping for a sapphic experience full of mystery, adventure, and more, you’ve got to check out this latest installment.

Maud Blyth is the younger sister to Robin (the protagonist of the last novel), and that’s pretty much the most exciting thing she’s been able to recite about her life. Until now, that is. In an attempt to protect The Last Binding, she’s sailed to New York to send a warning. Now on her way home, it seems her warning came too late. Now she has a murder to solve and a priceless artifact to find. If only she knew what the priceless artifact was.

Meanwhile, Violet Debenham is only interested in causing the biggest scandal she can – to keep her family’s plans well away from her; thank you very much. The good news is that a young lady is on board this ship with quite an interesting adventure she can dive into.

Wow. Wow! I thought I loved A Marvellous Light, but now I see I will love everything about this series. Thank you, Freya Marske, for bringing this world to life. I’m in love – and I know I’m not the only one.

A Restless Truth is everything I had dared hope for and much more. It’s a thrilling adventure, a murder mystery, and an endearing romance all in one. Not to mention the continuation of a dastardly magical plot. There, I said it!

Freya Marske’s writing brings this world to life. Reading her novels is more like watching a movie than sitting down with a book. Yet her descriptions never bog down the plot; they only serve to enhance every scene.

Maud and Violet’s perspectives are wildly different from one another, as are their backstories. I think that is once again why this combination is so successful. They both have reasons for being invested in this case, which brings them very close together.

The second installment of The Binding Light series certainly held up! We know a bit more about what is going on with the rest of the items, though I still have many questions. I’ll have to wait for the third novel (A Power Unbound) to find out more.

Thanks to Tor.com and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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