The Scarred Earth Saga duology by G.A. Aiken

Review: The Blacksmith Queen (Book 1 in ‘The Scarred Earth Saga’ duology)

Rating: 5 stars

Now, it’s very rare that I give a book 5/5 stars, but I completely devoured this book. I loved it for so many different reasons. The sudden plot twists, the well-described and 100% relatable sibling relationships, the romance, the amazing world-building, the descriptive settings and characters, I could go on FOREVER. I would have loved to see a lot more from Quinn’s, and Laila’s perspectives, because they both seem like characters I would die for, but it wasn’t lacking information about these 2, nor were they underdeveloped, so I guess it’s fine. I loved how this book was both plot AND character-driven. What I mean by this is that the characters were super entertaining, and we COULD have had a book that was mainly character-driven, but the plot is so strong as well, that you could have done without the characters (don’t judge my explanation skills, I have literally no words, I swear the writing’s flawless).I can’t wait to get started on the next book, which I’ve heard is written with a lot more of Gemma’s perspective, so I’m super excited for that! Hopefully, we see more of Quinn and Laila as well, and the next book lives up to its expectations – because those are super high (:

ARC Review: The Princess Knight (Book 2 in ‘The Scarred Earth Saga’ duology)

Rating: 5 stars

Before I start, I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for a completely honest review. All the opinions and thoughts are my own, and unaffected by others. At first, I was worried that this book would not be able to live up to its absolutely wonderful prequel, but THIS DUOLOGY FOREVER HAS MY HEART!! The Princess Knight was the perfect ending to its stunning prequel!! There was sibling relationships, an enemies-to-lovers romance, a fantastic plot and storyline, a super descriptive setting, need I even go on? The chemistry between Quinn and Gemma, even while they were enemies, and still while they were lovers was gripping. The sibling relationships between all of Gemma’s brothers and sisters (including Gemma of course), was relatable, and got you hooked. Literally. I couldn’t stop reading. Although some of them fought a lot, you could see through their actions and words how much they really cared about each other. The romance between Gemma and Quinn was flawless, and I’m so glad that in this book we saw so much more of each of the supporting characters. There was literally nothing wrong with this book. I just wished that we could have seen a bit more of Caid and Laila, and I didn’t love Keeley’s character development. It wasn’t bad, but in a few scenes, she was a bit too grumpy and moody for my taste. And Quinn, Quinn, Quin, where do I even start with you? This book has a ton of blood, guts, war, and gore, but I still found myself laughing until I got hiccups, all because of Quinn – he is hands down THE MOST hilarious character I have read about. It’s not like Aiken is trying too hard, or that Quinn is the “class clown” – but his attitude towards life, his relationships with his friends and family, and just the way he communicates with them will have you laughing. Quinn is my spirit animal, and precious morally grey centaurs are now my thing πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

Yikes the second one was long – excuse my rant, but for anyone wondering, the princess knight released on the 24th of November, so it’s out in stores, and if you’re bored in quarantine (like I am), or are looking for your next favourite YA fantasy, this is the duology for you!!! Both these books are not more than 300 pages long (they’re both somewhere around 300/310 pages long), and there are only 2 books! WHAT πŸ‘πŸΌ ARE πŸ‘πŸΌ YOU πŸ‘πŸΌ WAITING πŸ‘πŸΌ FOR πŸ‘πŸΌ Go get a copy (:

I have also changed the dividers in my posts, and post headers!! I’ve only done it for this post because, well, I’m far too lazy to change all the others. Let me know what you think of these – and if you have any feedback, I would love to hear it (:

11 thoughts on “The Scarred Earth Saga duology by G.A. Aiken”

    1. omg!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHERELLE!! you’re the absolute sweetest, and your blog is awesome ❀πŸ₯Ί i’m so critical these days that even my favourite reads don’t reach 5 stars – so this one was a real gem!! thank YOU for the lovely comment – it made my day!!

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  1. […] Where do I even start with this book!!? It’s all about family, and the love you share with them!! Even the princess knight (the second installment in this duology) had such beautiful family relationships, and this whole family (of like 26 children and 2 + 1 adults) was originally from a small town, so it all fits!! You can check out my review for this book over here! […]

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