A few weeks back, I had the privilege to review the first installment of Sarah Addison-Fox’s The Relevance Series with you, Irrelevant. I was also selected as a reviewer for book two, Irreverent, and in my opinion, this installment drastically improves upon the first book.
One of the elements I found a bit lacking in Irrelevant was the hesitation to mention anything about Cristan’s backstory. This installment reveals all the injustice both Mallory and Cristan faced growing up in the New City, and it is heartbreaking, but also well-crafted.
Further Improvement on Dystopian Culture
Though I thought Irrelevant introduced a solid dystopian setting, book two improves upon it immensely. Irreverent provides further information on the Relevance system and leaves readers eager to find out how justice will be served.
More Action than Irrelevant
If you love action-packed dystopian, this book will certainly deliver! In book one, I felt like the characters did more talking than working against the system, but that changes for the better in this installment.
Use of an F-Word Replacement
The only negative thing I have to say about Irreverent is that it frequently features an f-word replacement that resembles the real word; however, this is just a matter of personal taste and does not affect my overall rating or opinion of the novel itself.
I received an ARC from the author. All thoughts expressed are my own and a positive review was not required to receive the ARC.
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