I finally finished Ravage the Dark by Tara Sim! I have been excited to read this ever since i finished Scavenge the Stars in March. My husband and I are buying a house, and have been super busy with that so I havent’t gotten to read as much as I would like to!
Let me just start off by saying this book does not hold its punches 😅 There is a lot of twists and turns in this sequel that will not only keep you guessing but also break your freaking heart. After reading Scavenge the Stars I was hoping for an expansion of the world building done, but if absolutely nothing was cleared up for me. I think it’s due to the fact that in this completely made up world, there seem to be way too many made up countries. The characters only visit two of countries, yet 7 or 8 countries are randomly brought up.
But getting past that, it was a pretty good read! I loved the suspense element to it, and watching Cayo and Amaya work through their quest for vengeance was so satisfying. However, I felt that the ending was a huge let down and very anticlimactic.
Overall I would rate this book about a 3/5 stars. The characters were awesome and interesting! They were my favorite part of this book, and I would love to have an epilogue or something so I could find out what happens next for them. However, the author built up all this suspense only to never resolve it and that made for a mediocre ending.
That is the end of my review, however if you want to read my ranting about the ending please continue 😂
Spoiler alert! Do not keep reading unless you want to know the ending****
I mean after all the snooping and danger Cayo and Amaya went through to figure out who was behind the counterfeit coin scheme, they just weren’t there when the guy behind it was finally taken down? We find out what happens in a letter… lol. I was FURIOUS. Also, Amaya and Cayo just danced around each other the whole book! They would be so perfect for each other if they would just let go of their little grievances and realize they are both going through the same thing. But i did love how both of them went through different journeys to get their revenge, and both realized that vengeance just leaves you cold and empty in the end.