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This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

September 12, 2019
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

This Cruel Design had everything I loved from the first novel This Mortal Coil (review here) and more besides.

The characters I'd got to know and love were further developed in This Cruel Design and also questioned which I loved. There was never a moment of surety with anyone which made for such an exciting dynamic. Cole and Catrina's relationship remained my favourite part of the novel. I can't express how much I enjoy reading their interactions whether they're fighting or working together.

There were more characters added into the already existing cast, ones that had been mentioned within the first book too. Every single one added such a twist to the story. So many plot and character threads to wrap up in the third book. I can't wait.

Again the plot for this one was utterly phenomenal. The ending of this book had me on a similar level to when I finished Dark Age by Pierce Brown (review here), it was that good. We all know how much I adore the Red Rising books.

Most definitely a new favourite series of mine.


Name: This Cruel Design

Author(s): Emily Suvada

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Pages: 435

ISBN: 978-0-141-37928-9

Rating: 5/5

Have you read This Cruel Design?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Jessica at Booked J
    September 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    That cover really caught my eyes. It’s so dang beautiful and it just really pops. That being said, I’m keen on giving this one a shot. Great review! You’ve definitely got me intrigued and I could definitely use something new and compelling.

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      September 19, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      The third one looks just as gorgeous too. Aw good, I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s a fantastic series.

      Katie x

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