A review by bloomsbooks0
Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James


Oh, man is this book violent. Before reading this book, you should know: trigger warnings for basically everything. I was quite put off by this book in the beginning and was honestly asking myself, "why did I spend my money on this?" The intriguing plot did end up pulling me in, but I am not sure I would recommend this to anyone. It was good, but I think there are better fantasy books that are not as unnecessarily violent. At times it felt that the book was just violent to be violent, that there was no real reason for the violence.

I don't know, read it if you liked James's other book; but if you didn't, don't bother with this one either.

I'm unsure how to rate this book as I did think the actual plot was intriguing; I would rate the plot 4 stars. But I think the violence took away from that plot and left a bad taste at times. 2.75 stars.