City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2)

City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2)

Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend Zell and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn?t she happy? Maybe it?s the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor wagin Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, ...

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Title:City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2)
Author:Andrew Shvarts
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1484767632
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:377 pages pages

City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2) Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    Jun 04, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

  • Lesa Divine
    May 20, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

  • Dreximgirl
    Jun 16, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

    I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book. I love it whe...

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, thank you, thank you! City of Bastards picks up just where Royal Bastards left off. Tilla, daughter of the murderous Lord Elric Kent (who is trying to take over the entire kingdom, btw), ...

    **actual rating is 3.5 stars** I really loved Royal Bastards. It was funny, imaginative, and just overall an enjoyable read. The ending left me wanting more and I was super excited for what would happen in City of Bastards. Unfortunately, City of Bastards didn?t live up to my expect...

    I really enjoyed the first book in Shvarts' series. It was unique and the author wasn't afraid to take risks and dive into the nitty gritty. This book though, fell a little short for me. It gave me the impression that it was a royal coming of age book, instead of the struggles of a bas...

    I really enjoy this series. I listened to it on audiobook and adore the narrator, I find her voice is perfect for the main character Tilla. This picks up where the previous book left off and while it starts off slower paced it soon picks up and is an incredible ride to the end. It is a...

  • Kat
    Mar 05, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

    I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book. I love it whe...

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, thank you, thank you! City of Bastards picks up just where Royal Bastards left off. Tilla, daughter of the murderous Lord Elric Kent (who is trying to take over the entire kingdom, btw), ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Sep 14, 2017

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

  • ♠️ Tabi = 타비 ♠️
    Sep 06, 2017

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jun 06, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

  • Dahlia
    May 21, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    May 16, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

  • Erin Arkin
    Apr 28, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

  • Jen Ryland
    May 13, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Jun 03, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

  • Ashley
    Jun 27, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

  • Lauren the Book Slayer
    Jun 21, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

    I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book. I love it whe...

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, thank you, thank you! City of Bastards picks up just where Royal Bastards left off. Tilla, daughter of the murderous Lord Elric Kent (who is trying to take over the entire kingdom, btw), ...

    **actual rating is 3.5 stars** I really loved Royal Bastards. It was funny, imaginative, and just overall an enjoyable read. The ending left me wanting more and I was super excited for what would happen in City of Bastards. Unfortunately, City of Bastards didn?t live up to my expect...

  • Melissa
    Apr 29, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    May 29, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

  • Claire
    Sep 14, 2017

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

  • Sarai Henderson
    Apr 09, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

    I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book. I love it whe...

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, thank you, thank you! City of Bastards picks up just where Royal Bastards left off. Tilla, daughter of the murderous Lord Elric Kent (who is trying to take over the entire kingdom, btw), ...

    **actual rating is 3.5 stars** I really loved Royal Bastards. It was funny, imaginative, and just overall an enjoyable read. The ending left me wanting more and I was super excited for what would happen in City of Bastards. Unfortunately, City of Bastards didn?t live up to my expect...

    I really enjoyed the first book in Shvarts' series. It was unique and the author wasn't afraid to take risks and dive into the nitty gritty. This book though, fell a little short for me. It gave me the impression that it was a royal coming of age book, instead of the struggles of a bas...

  • Fifi
    Sep 02, 2017

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

  • Kelly Brigid
    Jun 07, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

  • Heather Hughes
    May 28, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

  • Esmay
    Jul 01, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

  • Fables&Wren
    Oct 16, 2017

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Sep 01, 2017

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

  • Beth
    Aug 06, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

  • Vi (the Vi3tBabe)
    Feb 27, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

    I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book. I love it whe...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 18, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

  • Mavence
    Jun 12, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

  • Melissa
    Jul 17, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...

    One nice thing was that the author did a great job of weaving details from book one throughout the story as it started, so that I got caught up quickly with what happened in the first book, even thought it had been a year since I'd read it. I will concur with a fellow blogger, Nicole o...

    bang! that was quite the sequel! full review to come. ...

    I'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review. Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel. We're skipping six months from the first book. Tilla and Lyriana,...

    I received a free copy for honest review from Disney-Hyperion through Netgalley. Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing me with a copy. I needed this sequel after reading and loving Royal Bastards. I read Royal Bastards and loved it so much! I needed to know what happened next....

    I knew I loved this series after the first book, and thankfully, the momentum hasn't died down in this next installment of the Royal Bastards series. I'll admit, it slowed down a bit, but overall, this book was a solid sequel and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book. I love it whe...

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, thank you, thank you! City of Bastards picks up just where Royal Bastards left off. Tilla, daughter of the murderous Lord Elric Kent (who is trying to take over the entire kingdom, btw), ...

    **actual rating is 3.5 stars** I really loved Royal Bastards. It was funny, imaginative, and just overall an enjoyable read. The ending left me wanting more and I was super excited for what would happen in City of Bastards. Unfortunately, City of Bastards didn?t live up to my expect...

    I really enjoyed the first book in Shvarts' series. It was unique and the author wasn't afraid to take risks and dive into the nitty gritty. This book though, fell a little short for me. It gave me the impression that it was a royal coming of age book, instead of the struggles of a bas...

    I really enjoy this series. I listened to it on audiobook and adore the narrator, I find her voice is perfect for the main character Tilla. This picks up where the previous book left off and while it starts off slower paced it soon picks up and is an incredible ride to the end. It is a...

    Ugh. Loved!! Now, where's book 3!?? I need it! ...

  • Samythenerdybeasty
    Jun 20, 2018

    You know what I love most about this series? It makes me feel like a kid again. I don't mean it in the sense that this is cheap YA fiction that only caters to the younger crowd, but that I feel like I can let loose and bring myself back to the mindset of being a teenager while I'm in S...

    THIS IS WHAT A FIVE STAR BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE. THIS IS IT. OMG. ????? *Rubs hands together* OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOHHH. This is going to be goOoOoOoOoOoOd. ...

    When it gets to 92% of the way through and it FINALLY gets good... In the words of Jojo... It's just too little, too late A little too long And I can't wait But you know all the right things to say (but not really) Kind of let down... - where was the character development? ...

    "I'd tried to be the girl who would choose safety, the girl who would keep walking, the girl who would settle, the girl who would be happy. But that wasn?t me. That would never be me. I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the gi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/09/... Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, ?Wow?I didn?t expect THAT?? City of Bastards made me feel like this for two reasons. First, there was the ending, because damn, I just couldn?t...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Gosh, I love how funny this series is! Tilla made me chuckle while reading, just as much as she did inRoyal Bastards . And while this one didn't *quite* match the intens...

    Okay, so I went into and left Royal Bastards thinking it was a standalone novel. Now low and behold I find out this is going to be a series. Which makes some of my initial issues with how Royal Bastards concluded rather invalid, so perhaps I shall give this a chance to see if this seri...

    Omg this series is so underhyped and so damn good! Loved every part of this! I managed to literally go the whole book without thinking and giggling about the authors last name! That's how drawn in I was! ...

    *tackles the pretty purple cover* THERE'S A PURPLE TREND AMONG YA COVERS AND I LOVE IT bc ace rep color and, coincidentally, my favorite color, too. And can I give an expectant round of applause to that synopsis??? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE ...

    OH MY GOSH THERE'S A TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS ALREADY? SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK ...

    1) Royal Bastards ????? ?I was reckless, and I was foolish, and I?d probably never be safe. But I was me.? I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I expected more from this book. I adored the characters from the first book, and it...

    I enjoy this series so damn much. I know it's not for everyone, as the blend of contemporary voice and fantasy setting can definitely be called jarring, but I love that it doesn't sound like every other fantasy. And in this one, whooooooosh do the stakes go up. I honestly have no idea ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Tilla is now safe from her father in Lightspire and she now lives luxuriously under the protection of the King, with Zell and Lyriana attempting to settle into her life as a student in the city's prestigious universi...

    I still liked book 1 better maybe because it was very adventurous. But this was just okay. Tilla in Lightspire with Princess Lyriana as the Kings ward. But the people there believes she's just a traitor to her father her Western ways. But she's just trying to survive. Zell her boy...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book. My views are entirely my own. The much anticipated sequel to Royal Bastards is almost here! I absolutely loved this follow up and fans of Shvarts's series opener will love this one too. It's got romance! It's...

    SHIIIIIIIIT ...

    City of Bastards is book two of the Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts. I was so excited to get a copy of this book that I broke my own rules around how far in advance I can read a book before it comes out. And it was totally worth it!! This book picks up several months after ...

    This was important, I knew. This was the moment it all changed." 4 Stars. I really loved this book, at the beginning I was scared that Tillandra wouldn't stop complaining about how unfair her life has been, but she kinda did. I do have to say that Tilla is not my favourite p...

    I don't read a lot of fantasy and if I do, I like to read a richer, more developed story. But if you enjoy light fantasy, definitely check this series out. On the positive side- this is fun and fast paced. On the negative, the characters still weren't much more developed. If me...

    An amazing sequel! I loved how the characters developed with the plot and the whole time I was rooting for Tilla. She is badass and needs no man protecting her. Zell learns this well. The political intrigue throughout the story is fascinating and when it seems almost like every side is...