Book Review: City of Lies: Sam Hawke

Dear reader I couldn’t sleep so I finished reading “City of Lies” book number one in “Poison Wars” series by Sam Hawke. I picked up this book in soft-cover edition from (I paid for it myself) because it seemed interesting and I had heard good things about it on Twitter. My personal review of the book is as follows:

In my personal opinion/experience with the book the pacing of the storyline/as well as how much you as a reader are told through the storyline match up well to the war/ siege events/atmosphere taking place within the storyline as such things(in my personal opinion) get revealed slowly(it literally felt like I was in the middle of the siege with the characters waiting for people to find things out/go do things and time felt for me personally like it past accordingly to the events).

Because of this I kept wanting for “bigger” plot points to happen(trying to phrase things in a way that hopefully avoids spoilers) to help “wake me up” so to speak. Things did happen but I had to make sure that I was paying close attention, I was half way through reading what turns out to be a fighting scene before I realized it and became more interested).

For me personally what kept me turning pages was the fact that I found almost all of the characters to be interesting(the “villans” didn’t really impress me, some of the things I thought that people should’ve seen coming or at the very least checked up on more often). Even though after about the middle half of the book a lot of the motivations behind why certain things happened confused me.

I did enjoy the character growth of both the main character and his sister. The main character in my personal opinion really in my personal opinion dives deeply into his behavior, beliefs, motivations, and what he truly wants from life through the book. Overall I personally rate this book a 5 and a half out of 10. Happy reading dear reader 😊.  Please like and share this review if you enjoyed it doing so helps me to get approved by publishers and authors for future books and helps others to find my reviews 💜.

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