Overall, I gave the story the following ratings:
Characters: Five stars straight across the board. They were believable, likeable, the villains were nasty, the characters had well defined personalities (and they stayed in character) and they were highly, highly creative.
Plot Line/Story: My only issue here was with the Flow. There were chapter breaks that I felt weren’t necessary and at times stole some of the momentum of the story. However, the plot was believable, relatable, highly creative, and the length of the overall novel felt right.
Syntax: I absolutely love Tyler’s style of writing! It’s fluid and filled with imagery and absolutely draws the reader in. There were a few parts where the dialogue was a bit clunky or where I wasn’t sure what the character was referring to, and there were a few chapter breaks that felt like speed bumps as they came at what felt like the wrong time. Still, this was an extremely enjoyable read.
Grammar: Five stars across the board here. I did not find a single misspelled word, wrong word choice, or phrasing that didn’t fit the characters or the era in which the story was written.
Overall, I gave War of the Ashers 4.75 stars. It was a delightful story, and I cannot wait for the third installment in this tale. This is an author I will enjoy following over the years, and I can already see my bookshelves holding many of her books.