July 2nd, 2012Review: The Statue of Ku – Tricia Stuart Shiu
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of The Statue of Ku from Novel Publicity as part of the Moa blog tour. All opinions about this book are my own. Many thanks to Tricia Stuart Shiu and Emlyn Chand for the opportunity to participate!
The Statue of Ku picks up exactly where Moa left off and keeps your attention until the surprising end. I say surprising as I never really saw that happening. And by “that” I mean that you really need to read for yourself to find out what I mean!
It was easier this time around to understand the switch between narration modes. When not reading about Hillary, Molly, Heidi, and Moa, we learn about Ku and why his story is so important to the women. Some parts of his story had me turning a lovely shade of green, but for the most part it was well-written. Ku’s story is very powerful and had me wanting to skip ahead and read more instead of waiting to get through the women’s story…which was equally intriguing.
Overall, this was a great follow-up to the first book. Too often follow-up books don’t measure up to the first and leave the reader feeling annoyed; I promise you The Statue of Ku will keep you glued to your Kindle//Nook//book until the very end.
I can’t wait to be able to read the third installment – The Iron Shinto – and follow the rest of the women’s incredible journey.