Note: This review is spoiler free (spoilers are all marked and have warnings)!
Book: The Unwanteds Quests Whole Series
Author: Lisa Mcmann
Age: For readers 10 and up
Somebody call my doctor because I’m sure my BP skyrocketed while reading this series. A lot of the books in this series made me frustrated beyond measure. Other than Fifer being an annoying brat, the books have several other flaws. The writing style has less flow, the og characters are behaving differently, the dialogue between characters is not that interesting, the inner character monologue was just plain cringy and the overall plot was disappointing. I’m going to get this out of the way: the Unwanteds Quests is not as good as the original series. In fact, I’m going as far as to say that it’s not a good series at all. If it weren’t for the Unwanteds being my favorite series and everything, I would have abandoned this series from book one.
What could use improvement:
4. Og Characters: It’s like Lisa Mcmann took all of the original characters, threw them in the trash and replaced them with robotic versions of themselves. All of the original characters (Mainly Samheed, Aaron, Florence) were so different from their characters in the original series! For one, they had ZERO personality in the spin off series. Second, all their dialogues and the way they acted was so off! It didn’t even seem like I was reading about the same characters.
I wish I just stopped reading the books after Island of Dragons. The Unwanted Quests lowkey ruined the amazing story and characters that were introduced in the og series.