Trigger Warning: Violence
Disclaimer: Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with this eARC in exchange for an honest review. This did not in any way affect my opinion.
I picked up Sword of the Seven Sins based on a friend’s recommendation. I thought that Emily Colin did a fabulous job in terms of world building as while reading this book you really get a sense of what life in the Commonwealth of Ashes must be like. In my opinion, this is a great example of dystopian fiction with the Commonwealth being a futuristic police state that is quite frightening to imagine.
In terms of the characters, I found Ari and Eva to both be well developed characters, who were struggling with feelings that they were taught were wrong, but found utterly irresistible.
What I expected to see more of, but didn’t, in this book was romance. In my opinion, the violence really overshadowed the love story between Ari and Eva.
This was a 4 out of 5 star book for me. It is perfect for fans of dystopian fiction and the ending definitely leaves the reader with a lot of questions about where Ari and Eva will go next.