Fourth Wing Review

I didn’t have any intentions of reading Fourth Wing but the fomo got to me. And I’m really glad that I read it.


Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general–also known as her tough-as-talons mother–has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter–like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.

Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom’s protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.

Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda–because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die

My Thoughts on Fourth Wing

Was Fourth Wing perfectly executed? Nope. Was it exactly what I needed at the time? Yep. This book was a fun, spicy read that helped pull me out of a reading slump that Hell House left me in. Romantasy was how I come to love the fantasy genre as a whole and Fourth Wing felt like coming home.

However, it was far from perfect. I found the world building weak, almost to the point of nonexistence. And there were some plot points that didn’t necessarily make sense. Her mom wanted her to join the riders and then was mad when she wasn’t immediately successful in something she’d never trained for. Plus, it was full of tropes. Seriously, it had them all. So, you might want to keep that in mind if vibes aren’t enough of a reason to keep your attention.

But the romance, the dragons, and the high-stake school kept me on the edge of my seat. And even though I expected the ending it still shocked me in a few ways that I didn’t predict. Overall, this was just a good time. I really enjoyed it.

My Rating: 4/5


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