Trigger Warnings: Abuse; Emesis; PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); Sex scenes; Sexual Assault; Trauma; Violence
I feel like this book carried on perfectly from A Court of Thorns and Roses, gradually easing us into the newly found dangers in Prythian. Although I found the book difficult and a bit slow to read at times, I did really enjoy it, and every plot twist that came with it.
While I feel that the first book benefitted from being told entirely from Feyre’s perspective, I think that this book could have included some more narration from Rhysand’s perspective as well. For example, in some of the battle scenes, where Feyre and Rhysand were apart, I feel that some elements being told from Rhysand’s perspective could have enhanced the tension. This did happen towards the end of the book though, and I really liked this as it foreshadowed what was to come for Feyre, and the danger that lies ahead of her.
Throughout the book, the plot takes lots of unexpected twists and turns which I really enjoyed reading, and it gripped me throughout. I think that I took FOREVER to read this book as it was so complex, in a good way, so I had to make sure that I actually understood what was happening before I got carried away and read too much without actually understanding it!
I’d say that the only thing preventing me from rating this book 5 stars is that I think that some sections could have been expanded on a bit more. For example, the scenes in the Summer Court surrounding the Book I felt were a bit rushed, and these could have been drawn out a bit longer, building up the tension even more until the ‘main event’.
I know that this point is completely separate from the actual content of the books, but the covers are stunning! I have the original covers (the cover shown at the top of this page). I have seen photos of the new covers, what do you think of them?
Overall, this was a good book, with lots of unexpected twists and turns.
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