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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I'm so glad I decided to stick with the Once & Future duology from Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy because it just gets better from where it left off. While the first book was a fun adventure, it didn't quite blow me away like I was hoping it would but Sword in the Stars picks up the slack. It's so much fun and quite a unique retelling at that. The characters have grown quite a bit throughout the course of the story and series. The pacing has also pretty drastically improved from book one, or at least it worked for me more in this case. I particularly loved that we got to see the medieval King Arthur and Camelot and how Merlin, Ari and company interact with them and their world. Plus, there's a heist - a time heist. I knew this was going to go well with that opening quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you enjoy that classic comedy along with the tv series Merlin, the movie The Kid Who Would Be King, and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, I have a feeling this duology will be right up your alley.
Sword in the Stars (Once & Future #2) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy will be released on April 7, 2020 and my review is also on Goodreads.