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Review: Arch-Conspirator

Book: Arch-Conspirator

Author: Veronica Roth

Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for an advanced audio copy.


Arch-Conspirator is a retelling of Antigone. Antigone is not something I was familiar with so I was excited for my first experience to be Roth’s telling.

In my opinion, Roth knows how to build a world but doesn't know how to make it lived in. The Divergent series is my best example of this. It started out strong and then just went clumsily all over the place. The same happens here and it’s such a short book. The world-building is done well but that’s really it. I don’t know if this needed to be a longer book to add more exposition or if I needed knowledge of Antigone but I had a hard time understanding and processing this story.

The writing seemed lazy at times and just failed to reignite the spark I once had for Roth's writing.

If you know what Antigone is then maybe I would recommend this but without that knowledge the world-building is not enough for me to recommend this one.

Final score 2/5

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