Trail of Lightning Review: Maggie vs. Monsters

Is monster-hunter a specific genre because if not it should be. I want and need more monster hunting books. Or maybe I just need more Maggie. As I read this book, I realized that Maggie is 100% the kind of character I follow to the end of long series. 

This book has been on my radar for a few years. I think I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to what I hoped it would be so I delayed reading it until I saw others’ reviews and thoughts. Then I took the plunge because I was just too interested in a female monster hunter at the end of the world.

I really enjoyed this book. It has pretty much everything I enjoy in books: the end of the world, mythology/gods, sprinkle of romance, character development, and female empowerment.

Maggie is a really complex character that I loved getting to watch her untangle herself and set her own path after having so many events and people dictate her life. 

The monster hunting was also so cool to read about. The two powers that the different Dinétah characters have are SO cool and I look forward to see more powers and meeting more characters. 

I heard that this book has been described as having Mad Max vibes, and I can see that, but I would really insist that this book is doing a ton of original work. I LOVE Max Max Fury Road and I can see where people find similarities but I think it’s helpful not to expect it to be a reimagining of Mad Max. Although, if you enjoy MM you’ll probably enjoy this.

I really look forward to the next book because this ending BLEW me away! The wait at my library is really long though, so it’s going to be a few weeks. Fingers crossed I get it sooner!

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