the thirteenth tower

In adversity lies strength beyond imagining.

Abandoned as a baby, young Emelyn’s life as a housemaid in the quiet village of Fallow is unremarkable—and empty. That is, until a host of magical creatures arrives and inflicts terrible misdeeds on the townsfolk. Inexplicably immune to their enchantments, Emelyn joins a pair of Magi intent on stopping the cause of the trouble—and who claim to know of her parents, promising Emelyn answers to a lifetime of questions.

But the answers Emelyn seeks prove to be more elusive than she hoped, and the world outside Fallow more perilous than she imagined. Magical creatures roam the land over, attacking yet another town before coming after Emelyn. The key to her survival—and finding her family—lies deep within her, if only she can conquer her doubts and believe she is more powerful than she ever dreamed.

In a journey that explores facing one’s fears amidst the uncertainties of an unknown world, The Thirteenth Tower is a magical tale of discovery, growth, and of love’s enduring strength.

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the cover of this book. I loved the idea of this book. I loved certain characters of this book. But I didn’t love this book. It was okay but it didn’t grip me like I wanted it, I never really felt for any of the characters the only one I truly liked was Cobbe. And she wasn’t even really a major character.

This book had a wonderful storyline and great potential but it was let down. The writing was not bad actually it was quite good for the most part but it was engaging enough.

I found myself wishing for it to wrap up quickly. I finished it because it was a review book and I was using it for a challenge.

The end was the best part, it was exciting and made me want the characters to be safe. I just wish the whole book was at that quality.

I might try a different book from the author just to see, but I will not be carrying on with this series.

3 out of 5 stars.