Review:: Hope in Nautical Dusk by Miri Castor

In Hope in Nautical Dusk, the Gift of Twilight flourishes within Opal Charm as winter descends on Dewdrop. Life was already rough before, but Opal’s got new obstacles to face – getting into high school, bringing her brother back home, and training to protect Athre and Earth from Samael, the mysterious overlord who seeks to rule all, and put an end to her and the Charm lineage. The balance between harsh truths and sweet lies is more fragile than ever.

Yet, as winter rolls on, the balance begins to break as a new threat emerges. Memories Opal once trusted are disintegrating her friendships, and lies are clouding her Path of Dawn and Dusk. Opal must seek the truth while protecting those close to her, no matter how painful it may be.

This is a story about what it means to have hope in the face of despair. (via Goodreads)

I received a free ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have also reviewed the first book in this series, The Path to Dawn, and I interviewed Miri Castor for a character interview.

If you liked The Path to Dawn, I think you’re going to love Hope in Nautical Dusk. You get more Opal and more of the gang, not to mention getting to know more about Athre.

I loved learning more about Opal’s powers, about other powers in the world, and seeing the characters learn more about themselves. Seriously, I’m a sucker for good world-building, and this was some badass world-building on Miri’s part.

I loved reading Opal figuring out who she thinks is cute – talking to her friends about it, and no one finding it weird. It was refreshing and informative to see each of her friends having different preferences, and everything being fine. I also loved Adaeze using the words for her identity, even though they’re different in Lusa. It was refreshing.

This book broke my heart a lot, and then it broke it some more. I can almost guarantee that it will break yours as well, and that you will love it.

I also want to give a shoutout to the cover and its wonderful artist, because it really helps this novel to shine. I would absolutely pick this off a shelf in the library, knowing nothing about it. It’s just stunning, like the book is.

I really loved every bit of it, even when it broke my heart.

Hope in Nautical Dusk was a five star read for me, and I hope it is for you as well. You can pick up your copy on Amazon, where it is also available on Kindle Unlimited!

Five stars

Have you read this yet? Talk to me about it in the comments or on twitter!

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3 thoughts on “Review:: Hope in Nautical Dusk by Miri Castor

  1. Finally got to read your review, and yeeees! I was going for brutal, but that might scare people off 😀 So good but whoa. I didn’t manage to complain on twitter, but haha good on you. I hope book 3 won’t make me tear up.

    1. No one else had read it yet when I did so I had to complain at Miri on Twitter. I think book 3 is guaranteed to make us tear up, in a good way! I can’t wait!

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