Founders #1 by Robert Jackson Bennett
Publication Date:  August 21, 2018

Foundryside RD4 clean flatI hate writing reviews for books I have no great love for or no great hate for. I read the book earlier this year, but held off on the review in hopes that somehow I would magically develop some keen insight on my feelings. Alas, it did not occur. So, my outstanding critique and review of the book is that I found Foundryside to be “fine”. I’m rating it a 4, but a very weak 4. More like a 3.89 or something similar.

What I liked:
– the magic system was unique. I loved thinking about how the scrived objects were told what they could or could not due including the reasoning that was scrived on to them and limits provided to them.
-I also really liked Clef – especially the unique conversations he had with the scrived objects. In fact, I could have read a lot more of those conversations because they were so interesting and funny.
-heisting is always fun!

What I didn’t like:
I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but there were parts that I would speed-read through to get through them faster. It wasn’t a particular section or character that was horrible or bad, it’s just that some areas didn’t engage me enough to keep me tied to that section.

The book is decent, so please don’t let my review spoil any excitement for the book. There are a lot of 5 stars ratings for this book; however, it just didn’t win me completely over.

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