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What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez

bluestockinglaura's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

kait7734's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful lighthearted mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

taalor's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

sddawson7's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

emclougher's review

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5.0

I'm genuinely upset by how much I loved this book and by how long I have to wait for the sequel. Serves me right for reading it before the duology is completed.

I really enjoyed Ibañez's writing and characters; while there was mystery and adventure, this felt very much like a character driven story, and I loved watching the relationships develop throughout. The banter was top tier, and the tension between Inez and Whit was perfect. The depictions of 1884 Egypt were absolutely magical, and she obviously did her research. Thank you ever so much for reigniting my obsession with ancient Egypt, I'm never going to get any sleep now.

If I were to have a gripe it's that I wish there had been more world building specifically for the magic system, because it seemed really cool and I wanted to know more about it but she left a lot of mystery. Hopefully, there will be more explanation for the magic system in the sequel, WHICH I CAN'T WAIT TO READ

germansundew's review against another edition

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adventurous slow-paced

3.0

jabelerica8's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

witcholley's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

sparky8's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

jspears6's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0