Let me just… go try to start thinking again.
This was such a good book- it was a whole world woven into one book and was full of plot twists and faerie politics and I’m so confused right now about what to think.
The plot twists literally came out of nowhere, and there were so many. I’m just dying because now I have to wait forever for the next book…
Every single character was edging the line toward antihero-ish, especially Jude, and everyone was at the least very morally grey. If you know me, like,,, at all, you’ll know that I LOOOOVE confusing the line between black and white, good and evil. There were no two-dimensional characters at all and I’m just. sooo happy.
The book was just so murderous and was full of weird faerie politics, and while I may dislike politics in real life, this book maneuvered through this so easily. I loved how changing attitudes and alliances affected every move that was made.
Black’s writing just…felt magical. I can’t express how much I love this- in many other fantasy books, I feel like a writer is trying too hard to inspire wonder in the reader, and so they just fail. This book was nothing like that- the writing flowed and was easy to understand but retained a magical atmosphere and my heart is full right now.
I wish there was more development in the character of Dain’s spies. I liked them, for as much as I knew them, but I wanted more backstory. Especially with Bomb, for some reason? She was just so cool but I wanted more.
This is a spoiler, highlight to read: I STILL DON’T LIKE CARDAN HE DID BAD THINGS AND THE REDEMPTION ARC ANNOYS ME
Also, there was a slightly odd lack of contractions, and it’s bothering me considering that Jude and Taryn and Vivi were raised in the mortal world. I just… don’t like it.
Overall Rating: 5 stars
have you read this book? did you like it, or did you disagree with what i said? would you want to read it?