by Essa Hansen
Azura Ghost, the sequel to Nophek Gloss, is another richly detailed story set in a world that’s had a lot of work done to make it feel real and lived in.
When I read Nophek Gloss, it was interesting, I wanted to watch Caiden’s journey. Book 2, I just couldn’t connect. It may have just been that it wasn’t the right read for me at the time. Y’know with everything being a raging dumpster fire.
So we start with Caiden a decade after the end of the first book. And we’re told that his family from the first book has broken up. I can’t lie, I was depressed at that because found family is easily one of the tropes that gives me live.
Identity is still a big theme in this book.
Now if you loved Nophek Gloss, you’ll like this one. It’s got Essa Hansen’s amazing writing style. She really has an incredible ability to bring the reader into the world. It’s all very detailed without feeling overwhelming. As much as a multiverse can feel not overwhelming.
I think there’s a lot of good in this, it just wasn’t for me and hey, that happens. But I think if you enjoy a thickly layered scifi story, you’ll enjoy this.
Three (3) stars.
I received this arc in exchange for an honest review.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher.