The Two Towers Book Review

The Two Towers Book Review

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Cover to Cover! Today I have a review for the second installment of Lord of the Rings. So, let's get into it!

I am going to try to not be so repetitive. The first installment- The Fellowship of the Ring book review will be linked here in case you missed it!

Now, we are at the point where the fellowship has split. Frodo and Sam leave the company to continue their journey to Mordor, Merry and Pippin are taken by Orcs and are to be brought to Isengard, and Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn are tracking Merry and Pippin. Everyone is on their own adventure at this point.

Honestly, I really liked this part of the book. There was so much action! The battle at Helm's Deep, Treebeard and the Ents (the walking trees) attacking Isengard, Shelob's lair, etc. There were also more Orcs involved. Frodo and Sam are closer to delivering the ring to Mount Doom. We are at the tipping point of everything.

And the copies I have of the book, while there are three, the page numbers still continue on from the next book. Meaning even though I finished Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers started at page 520 instead of 1 which I really like. My boyfriend got the box set for me at Barnes and Noble. Linked here if you want to buy it for yourself. I think the cover art is so beautiful!

Anyways, I liked having the alternate perspectives of the group. One chapter will be about Merry and Pippin and then the next two would be Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn. I think it helped with the timeline of things as well and made things less confusing.

There wasn't a lot that I didn't like. I do feel like in the beginning the chapters were so long though. I talking about this in my other LOTR post, but I'm talking like forty pages long now. Except at the end the chapters did go down to ten pages.

Frodo and Sam's point of view doesn't happen until about 250 pages into the book. While they are mentioned from time to time, we don't actually see their journey until a little more than halfway in. The whole time I was waiting because I wanted to see them interacting with Gollum and making their way to Shelob and all that. When I did finally get to them though, it did not disappoint. The second half of the book went by much faster.

Overall, I still really like the book, and I can't wait to start Return of the King! And then it's going to be over :/

I thought this was going to take me longer to finish because this was my big reading goal. No matter what I was going to read this book. Turns out it's not taking as nearly as long as I thought it would.

Alright, folks, that's all I have for today! Come back next Tuesday for another post! As always, thank you for reading :)