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Blog Tour: Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah (Review + Aesthetic Board!)

Posted October 30, 2021 by Kait in Aesthetic Board, Book Review, Book Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah (Review + Aesthetic Board!)

Happy Saturday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE ABYSS by London Shah! I absolutely LOVED this book and I’m so ridiculously happy to share my review with all of you today, PLUS my aesthetic board, AND you can learn more about the rest of the tour and the author! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah (Review + Aesthetic Board!)Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah
Series: Light the Abyss #2
Also in this series: The Light at the Bottom of the World
Published on November 16, 2021 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Dystopian, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Thriller, YA
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Author Links: Website, Goodreads, Instagram

Leyla McQueen has finally View Spoiler »
Across Britain, the fallout from Leyla's actions has escalated tensions between Anthropoid and non-Anthropoid communities, bringing them to an all-time high. And, as Leyla and her friends fight to uncover the startling truths about their world, she discovers her own shocking past—and the horrifying secrets behind her father’s abduction and arrest. But as these long-buried truths finally begin to surface, so, too, do the authorities’ terrible future plans. And if the ever-pervasive fear prevents the people from taking a stand now, the abyss could stay in the dark forever.

did i like it?

I FREAKING LOVED IT!!! Let me just say, I think Shiromi Arserio deserves a lot of credit here, because I had the digital/print copies for several weeks and couldn’t get myself into the story, but it only took a few days for me to listen to THE WHOLE THING!

favorite character?

my favorite character was Ari’s little sister!

Why did i read it?

I had a wonderful time reading The Light at the Bottom of the World a couple years ago, and I jumped at the chance to review this for the TBR and Beyond tour!

will i re-read it?

probably!

three words to describe the book

underwater, PLOT TWISTS, hope

other thoughts

I really loved how this worked as a duology. the pacing was wonderful, the action and adventure were thrilling, and I felt like all the threads were tied up nicely without rushing or anything. I’m definitely looking forward to reading (okay, listening) to whatever London Shah writes next!

Drowning Bandai Namco GIF by Bandai Namco Entertainment

okay, I know covers often get a redesign when book one goes to paperback before the release of book two (and also when they change publishers), but I REALLY loved the first cover for The Light at the Bottom of the World and I just don’t think the new style is that great. I do like the ~ombre~ of the colors, and I’m glad you can see Leyla on the cover, but I wish it looked more like the original cover.

7.2/10 stars!!!

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  • #swimming down to the most abyssal oceanic depths to pick stupid fights with the natives
  • #look! a wild plot twist appears!
  • #author is British so wild Britishisms may appear

WHO thought that View Spoiler » Okay, maybe in hindsight that was a little more obvious than I thought, but…… ????

and ALSO View Spoiler »I was expecting something, but not that!

coming soon!

About London Shah

London Shah is a British Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity. She has lived in Britain’s capital for most of her life, via England’s beautiful North. On any given day she can be found daydreaming of a different past, an alternate present, or some surreal future. She enjoys drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes, strolling through Richmond Park or along the Thames, getting lost on an evening in the city’s older, darker alleyways—preferably just after it’s rained—listening to punk rock, and losing herself in a fab SFF book or film. The Light at the Bottom of the World is her debut novel. The sequel Journey to the Heart of the Abyss releases 26.10.21.

What do you think about Journey to the Heart of the Abyss? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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