Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros 

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In the world of Navarre, Violet was destined to become a scribe until her mother orders her to join dragon riders. But with her fragile body, she faces the risk of getting incinerated. The situation worsens as Violet realizes that fewer dragons are willing to bond, and other cadets want to kill her. Amidst the chaos, Violet must use her intelligence to survive and uncover the kingdom’s dark secrets before it’s too late.

Book review of Fourth Wing

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is a young adult book that tells the story of Violet Sorrengail, a young woman who thought she was destined for the Scribe Quadrant, but her mother changed her future. As the commanding general, her mother forced Violet to go to the Basgiath War College, where she would either survive and become a dragon rider or die trying like countless others. The trials she went through were gutting, and I found myself cheering out loud for her every step of the way! Violet is a heroine that you can respect and love.

What I loved the most about the book was the dragons. Yarros is giving the people what they want. The mental connections between the dragons and their riders immediately took this book over the top in my opinion. The book also featured a great cast of side characters. Rhiannon, Sawyer, Ridoc, Garrick, Bodhi, Liam – they were all super fun.

The book also had great politics. Although they are still blurry overall due to the fact that we’re learning the bigger picture of them along with Violet, I was excited to know more about it all in November. The Gauntlet was another standout part of the book. It was literally just an episode of Wipe Out (I mean the big balls and everything, for real) but with death instead of water if you fall.

One of the things that I did not like about the book was time. The next day turns into the next week turns into months later in a very short span of pages. Why do they use our month system? Reading that it was November genuinely shook me out of the story. The Quadrants were also something that was hard to understand. Although they were mentioned, I had no idea what the Infantry quadrant was. Foot soldiers? They have dragons for the army, so what do you need foot soldiers for?

With its enemies to lovers trope, push and pull dynamic, and secrets waiting to be revealed, Fourth Wing will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Final verdict

In conclusion, “Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is an exciting and captivating read that offers a unique blend of fantasy, romance, and action. The book’s characters are well-developed, and the mental connections between Violet and the dragons are a particular highlight. Despite some confusion regarding the book’s timeline, the story’s overall world-building and politics are intriguing and leave the reader eager to learn more. Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrilling read with dragons, romance, and action-packed scenes.

Our Score


  • Engaging plot with an empowering female protagonist.
  • Unique world-building with dragons and mental connections between dragons and their riders.
  • Exciting political intrigue and great supporting characters.


  • The timeline of the book is very confusing. The reader is never clear when events occur.
  • Unclear world-building details, such as the purpose of the Infantry quadrant.
  • Unclear characterization and motives for some of the secondary characters, such as Lillith Sorrengail.
Fourth WingPublisher ‏ : ‎ Entangled: Red Tower Books (May 2, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 512 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1649374046
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1649374042
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.61 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.4 x 1.35 x 9.3 inches

About Article Author

Marcus Wright

Marcus Wright is an avowed serializer and bibliophile. His perfect weekend plan is a series marathon followed by reading a good book. Optimistic by nature, he is always able to see the bright side of things.
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