16 January 2015

Hey, I Read Your Book! Effigy

Ok, I admit it. I totally dropped the ball on my book review posts. In my defense, I'm a very slow reader (somehow I'm already behind in this year's reading goal). What I don't have an excuse for, however, is getting the review for this book done, because I finished reading it about three months ago. It was just one of those "oh, I'll do it next week" sort of things. Anyway, I'm still going to aim to write a "Hey, I Read Your Book!" post once a month, and hopefully I'll have two books to review next month. But you know what happens when I promise things...

So, FINALLY, my mini-review of...........

Effigy by M.J. Fifield

Effigy was one of those books that had me constantly wanting to throw it against the wall. And I loved every second of it. From the very beginning, I knew this was a book that wasn’t going to hold back from its darker moments, and it did not disappoint. The twists and turns had me hooked throughout the whole book, always wanting to know (and sometimes fearing) what would come next. A rich cast of complex characters, wonderful use of descriptions, and incredibly intricate world-building made every page interesting and well-developed. The characters were flawed and felt very real. For me, Haleine was easily the most relatable and likable character. You can’t help but root for her as she is put in an unbearable situation and must find a way to work around it, at times fueled by her love and devotion to Dana, her desire to help the rebellion, or just the sheer will to survive. The villains are easy to despise, and even the good guys do things that will leave your jaw hanging. This book has a little bit of everything: a love story that you will constantly hope against hope will work out, relatable characters, nasty villains, bloody battle scenes, book-hurling disappointments (expect a few deaths), magic, gods, and above all, will cause an overwhelming desire to read the next book in the series. Can’t wait for its release!


  1. This is an excellent review. If I were the author, I'd say it was worth waiting for. I try to post a review on Goodreads of every book I read but sometimes it just doesn't happen. If I don't write the review immediately after reading it, then I probably never will.

  2. Wonderful Review, Sarah. Sounds like my kind of read!

  3. I'm the same way with some of the reviews I intend to write for Amazon. I read about a half dozen good non-fiction/fiction that I intended to review for the past five months or so. Since I'm on vacation and since you managed to get yours done, there's no reason why I can't get mine done either.

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  4. I'm a slow reader, too. lol I love books that take you through all the emotions.

  5. Sorry I'm so late getting here...

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post this review. I appreciate it greatly!