Review: This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

Series: This Poison Heart #2
Author: Kalynn Bayron
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Released: June 21, 2022
Received: Own

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This Wicked Fate is the second novel in Kalynn Bayron’s This Poison Heart series, and I have been counting down the days to read my copy. I fell in love with the first novel (which I was lucky enough to get through OwlCrate – I wish they had done the sequel!). If you love mythology, intrigue, plants, and poisons, this is the series for you.

Briseis has always known that she’s a bit different. After all, most people don’t accidentally cause massive plant growth when feeling a bit emotional. Recently Bri has learned to embrace this side of her, but the process has not been without danger.

Now Bri only has a limited amount of time to save her mother. To do so, she’ll have to do something believed impossible. She’ll have to reunite the heart of Absyrtus, bringing together the six pieces to make it whole.

Since I adored This Poison Heart, I knew that I would love the conclusion. And I was right! This Wicked Fate is exactly what I was hoping for, with a few compelling twists to ensure that readers stay invested.

There are many ways to bring a character arc full circle. Bayron successfully showed us a few different versions during This Wicked Fate, as Bri and several secondary characters had to go through a dangerous journey. This also happened to close up many of their arcs, leaving readers satisfied with the conclusion.

I’m trying to say that This Wicked Fate left no threads untied. Everything is sorted and cleared up, which is all the more impressive because SO MUCH happens within these pages. Personally, I loved every minute and every revelation.

The pacing is fast, and while there were times I wouldn’t have minded more details, I also can’t complain. As I said, these pages have a lot to get through. My only regret is having to say goodbye to this series. On the bright side, that just means that I can focus on whatever Kalynn Bayron will write next – because you know I’m going to read it.

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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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