A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin

* Picture from Amazon*

Format read: Paperback

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 6 out of 10

Plot: Since this is the fourth book in the series, I don’t know how to review it without giving spoilers, so all I’ll say about the plot is that it’s a continuation of the story of the struggle for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

Opinion:This book suffers from the same problem that a lot of middle books in a series do: there’s a lot of groundwork laid for future books, but not a lot of action is taking place in this book.  There’s a lot of scheming and plotting, but for the most part, nothing really happens.  While I flew through some of the other books in this series, I really got bored in parts of this one.  It was almost 1000 pages (if you don’t count the character lists at the end), and it felt like it was every bit as long as it was.  This book and the following one were originally one book, but the author decided to split it and publish them separately, so a lot of the characters that are known and loved are only mentioned in passing.

Next book: The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory

** Since I only read two books this month, I’m not going to do a book wrap-up.  Suffice to say, it wasn’t the best book reading month; I wasn’t terribly impressed with either book I read, so here’s to hoping next month is better!

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