In the Serpent’s Wake (Tess of the Road #2) by Rachel Hartman

Title: In the Serpent's Wake
Author: Rachel Hartman
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: 1st February 2022
Rating: 4/5 stars

*Content Warning: sexual assault, racism, mysogny, genocide, political unrest.

From the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of Seraphina comes a piercing new fantasy adventure that champions our resilience and humility.

At the bottom of the world lies a Serpent, the last of its kind. Finding the Serpent will change lives. Tess is a girl on a mission to save a friend. Spira is a dragon seeking a new identity. Marga is a woman staking her claim on a man’s world. Jacomo is a priest searching for his soul. There are those who would give their lives to keep it hidden. And those who would destroy it. But the only people who will truly find the Serpent are those who have awakened to the world around them—with eyes open to the wondrous, the terrible, and the just.

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for including me and sending me a copy to review for this Blog Tour! I couldn’t wait to read this one!

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My thoughts: In the Serpent’s Wake is a fantastic coming-of-age series which follows Tess’s journey to save her friend. This book picks up right after the events of the first book TESS OF THE ROAD. Tess is sailing south to help her friend reach the pole serpent.

During the course of this story, Tess begins to come to terms with her past and heal from the terrible things she has experienced. She has come a long way from the resentful girl we were introduced to in the first book.

This story is told from many different points of view, which I really enjoyed as I could experience the world though different characters perspectives. I enjoyed reading from Tess’s perspective the most. We can see her maturing as she travels through this new world that has gotten a lot bigger for her.

Hope you all enjoyed my review! I really enjoyed reading this one! Bye guys, happy reading! x

About the Author

Rachel Hartman is the author of three young adult fantasy novels: SERAPHINA, SHADOW SCALE, and TESS OF THE ROAD. Her fourth novel, IN THE SERPENT’S WAKE, will be published February 1st, 2022. Her novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list and have received many awards, including the Morris Award, the Sunburst Prize, and the Monica Hughes Award. Rachel lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and whippet.

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