Review: The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence

58931903._sy475_The final Book of the Ice was obviously a book that I had to jump on as soon as I could, and so I was very happy to be approved for a NetGalley.

Thanks to the author, as well as Ace via NetGalley for the review copy.

The green world overwhelms all of Yaz’s expectations. Everything seems different but some things remain the same: her old enemies are still bent on her destruction.

The Corridor abounds with plenty and unsuspected danger. To stand a chance against the eyeless priest, Eular, and the god-like city-mind, Seus, Yaz will need to learn fast and make new friends.

The Convent of Sweet Mercy, like the Corridor itself, is packed with peril and opportunity. Yaz needs the nuns’ help – but first they want to execute her.

The fate of everyone squeezed between the Corridor’s vast walls, and ultimately the fate of those labouring to survive out on ice itself, hangs from the moon, and the battle to save the moon centres on the Ark of the Missing, buried beneath the emperor’s palace. Everyone wants Yaz to be the key that will open the Ark – the one the wise have sought for generations. But sometimes wanting isn’t enough.


This is the conclusion of the story of Yaz, a girl from the ice who has now finally reached the Corridor and the Convent of Sweet Mercy within it, but her enemies are a step ahead of her, and there is all sorts of peril in her being there.

I really enjoyed my time with the Book of the Ice series. It’s a different story in a world that I already enjoyed greatly from the Book of the Ancestor series. If you’ve read the Book of the Ancestor series, you will definitely see the connections between the two stories in this volume. Actually, all of Mark Lawrence’s series connect together, and I found it absolutely brilliant.

I really enjoyed Yaz as a character, so it was always easy to cheer for her. I also really enjoyed Quina and Mali in this volume as well. The relationships that have grown over the course of this series are really well put together, and I found myself having real feels about them.

The last quarter or so of this book was very, very twisty, and I couldn’t put it down for important tasks (like working). I was completely engrossed in this book at my desk to the point where my boss had to remind me to take a lunch (which I did, but only to read more). It was that good. I’ve had this experience with almost all of Mark Lawrence’s books and honestly, I really hope that this continues happening, because nothing beats a book you can’t put down, amirite? 5/5 stars~

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