Book Review: Senlin Ascends series

It has been a while since I’ve written one of these. This book has been on my TBR for a long time and it took me a while to actually get through this book. not saying its because of the quality of the book but because of how dense the fourth book actually was and how little time I’ve had to focus on reading.

To begin with, I have actually really liked this series so far. I love the portrayal of the tower of babel, its politics and its secrets. There’s so much to the tower that is still unknown even after having read the series. The characters, especially Senlin, each have their own quirk which makes them memorable and everyone of them has been affected by the tower in some way or another and it’s interesting how that comes to play. It’s even funny how certain things become so normalized though they are fantastic and fictional in nature.

Now I may be wrong, in fact, I hope I am wrong but apparently with the fourth installment its supposed to end right here. I do not wish for that to be the case. I want to know more about the tower, what the ending means, and where they are going. There’s so much left to explore I feel but maybe that’s what’s poetic about it?

IF it ends this way, then I have to say I’m disappointed. All that build up to get to a place of closure, kind of? I still have questions about the tower. I feel that there are things that have been left unsaid that need to be said between characters but that seems even more impossible now with certain events transpiring.

I hope it continues because I would definitely like to find out more about the history and lore behind this world. If anything, that should tell you something about how much I enjoyed this book and its world. It’s hard to leave it as it is. So, with that I highly recommend this book series. it may not be for everyone but I do think if you allow yourself to get sucked into the world you’ll find something to enjoy.

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