A Dress For The Wicked by Autumn Krause | YA Book Review by Bianca Visagie
A Dress for the Wicked is my favourite read of the month, and definitely one of my favourites for the year. This lush fantasy transported me back to a time where I wanted to be a designer, and I definitely lived vicariously through the characters in this book.
The writing was easy to follow and completely sucked you in, not letting go for even a second. The plot was fast-paced, and I loved the Project Runway vibe this book gave off. I wish this book was a series, even though I always complain about wanting more standalones. I just want more of this story.
"A Dress for the Wicked is my favourite read of the month, and definitely one of my favourites for the year." - @yourwordsmyink #adressforthewicked #bookreview
Emmy, the main character, is passionate and hardworking and doesn’t let anything stand in her way. She’s every little girl who’s been told she can’t be something, but then she goes and does it anyway.
Sophie, who starts out as Emmy’s competition, is one of my favourite characters from this book. She’s deeply complex and I wish we could have had more of her in the book.
My only complaints about the book are the romance and the worldbuilding. We know very little about Britannia Secunda, the fictional world A Dress for the Wicked is set in. I would have liked more world history in that regard, but it doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment of the book. The romance between Emmy and Tristen also felt a little rushed, and I would have liked to delve into the relationship a bit more.
Other than that, this book was stunning and magical, and I enjoyed every moment of reading it.
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"Emmy, the main character, is passionate and hardworking and doesn’t let anything stand in her way." - @yourwordsmyink #adressforthewicked #bookreview
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