Crier’s War by Nina Varela| Non-Spoiler Review

Crier’s War by Nina Varela


After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.

Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.

Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.


Hey, guys! CAN I GET A SLOW BURN?!?!?!?

This book was amazing! I obviously don’t want to give anything away so I will mostly just be raving. Nina is an amazing writer. I wanted gay and I was given gay. I really want a bunch of science fiction pieces with queer characters simply because I know that that is what I deserve. (Send any and all recommendations, please!)

The world building in this was amazing. I felt so connected to the story. I love reading books where I get so caught up in reading that I miss my stop on the train or keep reading even while walking… in the streets of New York… because I can’t put it down.

I had so many assumptions of how the book would end up and I was incredibly wrong. Once again, another great feeling. Not knowing what will happen in the book I’m reading. I don’t like predictable literature. 

I think it was an incredibly original and thoughtful plot and I am so grateful I was able to get my hands on it so early. I can’t wait to dive into everything Nina has written.

I  also can’t wait for book two and I hate that I have to wait so long to get it. Nina, Epic Reads, God. Please grace me with an ARC when it is ready. I really want to read what happens next.


Thanks for reading! See ya soon!

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