So, have you heard of the Rivers of London series? It’s actually called PC Grant or Peter Grant series, but since it started with Rivers of London, everyone just calls it that. It’s one of the best urban fantasy series ever! If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. I will include the links to the series at the end of the post!
Now let’s talk about number 5! (Cover picture leads to Goodreads)
Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
★★★★☆ 4 stars
I love this series so much, and I could talk endlessly about it. But I have to admit, this one was a little weak by the end. However, I couldn’t give it less than 4 stars!
(If you’re a loyal fan of any series, you’ll know why.)
There’s also the fact that the entire book was very strong (as usual), but the ending just felt botched, like the author ran out of time or patience. I can’t punish the whole book for that, now can I? Can I??
So for those who have read the previous installments, I’ll say that this one is not as action-packed as some of the others in this series. On the contrary, it’s quite slow – it rather reminded me of a good mystery book than your typical #RiversOfLondon mystical adventure. But that was okay, because it does keep you wondering, and you don’t quite end up tying the knots before they get untied by the narration.
(Or maybe that’s just me, because I have been known as a gullible reader.)
The story goes like this (no worries, I won’t spoil – spoiler tags!). Having just come out of the events of the previous book, Peter needs some time and space to recover from the crazy events in book four,
This book is fun just like the others, and we even get to find out some saucy details about Molly’s origins, but like I said, I had a few problems with the story. For those who have read, it, here are my quibbles. Do check out the spoiler tag, if you’ve read it, cause I’d love to hear your opinion.
If you haven’t read it and don’t want to be spoiled, here’s a series of GIFs to sum up my feelings about the ending:
Now that we’re done with the review, I did promise links to the rest of the series, and here they are! All links lead to Goodreads.
So! Have you read this one? Do you enjoy this series? Which is your favorite one then? And maybe you have thoughts about the ending too? I’d love to hear them.
I’m Evelina and I blog about books that made an impression on me. I love middle grade, women’s, scifi and some literary too.