K.A. Linde has become a favorite author of mine and her Cruel trilogy was so good (Cruel Money, Cruel Fortune & Cruel Legacy) was amazing! I was really happy when I heard about The Lying Season, because one of the characters from that trilogy was getting their own book. The Lying Season released this week and I want to tell you what I thought.
A big thanks to the author and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for providing me with an ARC to read and review!
It was great being back in the Upper East Side with the characters you kind of hate to love I guess, haha. Lark was a character I was interested in. Yes, she was in the same circle as the characters we’ve met in the Cruel trilogy. In many ways she seemed less “evil” though, so I was curious about her story.
Lark grew up in this circle and never had to wish for anything. She doesn’t want to work for her family though and has gone on her own path. Lark doesn’t want to be “bad Lark” anymore and has made herself happy working on a political campaign. She loves it and is good at it!
Sam seems to be the one who got away and Lark never expected to see him again. Even though we get Sam’s POV quite a few times, I still don’t really feel like I know him. From what I learned he seems to be the romantic type and really sweet. I did enjoy his chapters and the time together with Lark.
Even though I really like Sam and Lark, in my opinion it didn’t feel like we got enough of just them. A lot happens around them and work is a big topic which I completely understand. Sometimes the drama and will they won’t they felt out of place with everything else happening. I loved both of these characters and just wanted a bit more of them exploring their feelings!
Besides Sam and Lark trying to find their way back to each other, we got a glimpse of some of the characters in the previous books. I loved some of the updates and they definitely made me curious. I love all the drama and planning that goes into the Upper East Side. It feels like it could be a TV show that I wouldn’t get enough of. I also loved the sidestory we got with Court. Which of course really makes me excited for his story! All in all, this was a fast and fun read and I can’t wait for the next story K.A. Linde will give us.