ARC Review: The Drogue

Getting this book as an ARC and as a paperback does not affect our views on this book.

General Information:

Pages: 270

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Tréaltha Series

Author: M. A. Nichols

Publisher: N/A

Source: Author (M. A. Nichols)

ISBN: 9781537186269

Release Date: September 13, 2016

Book Format: Paperback

Rating: 4 stars (79%)

Synopsis: Wand? Weapon? End of the world?

No one knows for certain what the Drogue is or where it came from, but the Dark Knights have spent millennia searching for it. And now, they know who has it. Even if he doesn’t realise it.

For as long as Jake could remember, he’s felt writhing, wriggling energy floating in the air around him, but no one believed it. Not even his own father. Don’t talk about it. Just ignore it. Only crazy people sense things no one else can.

Just act normal.

But when his father disappears in the middle of a parking lot, Jake’s definition of normal changes forever. Here one minute and gone in a cloud of smoke the next, his dad vanishes in front of Jake’s eyes, abandoning him to a hidden world of wizards, magic, and the mystery of the Drogue. Jake doesn’t know why the Dark Knights think he has it, but he must find it before they find him. For where the Dark Knights go, death follows.

My thoughts: I really liked this book.

I thought that the characters were really well developed, the world amazing.

The only problem was the ending. (M. A. Nichols and everyone who has read this book, you know what I mean! The death was too quick. It needed to be more fleshed out, including the characters trauma afterwards. Next book? Fingers crossed!) 

I loved the twists and turns that the plot presented. I think that it really added to the story but whilst there were plot twists, I liked how the Drogue didn’t end on some crazy cliffhanger.

My favourite thing about this book is how M. A. Nichols took an overused, cliche premise and used her take on magic to create a beautiful unique book.

M. A. Nichols writing is beautiful. It is witty, descriptive and it isn’t there to be that decoration in the dark corner that you don’t need. In this book, M. A. Nichols incorporates the phrase ‘quality over quantity’ in every sentence.

The only thing I didn’t like was how we knew so much about Jake and then we knew next to nothing about Annie’s history!

Thank you for this ARC, M. A. Nichols. It was an enjoyable read and I look forward to following Annie through her journey!

-Laurena xx

Ps. Sorry about the lack of posting! My family and I moved, then we went away… and there was no WiFi. Plus, I think we are all in a holiday slump!! My poor books are suffering from the lack of attention!


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