Unpopular opinion alert:
So I absolutely loved this book?
I am not sure what all my friends read, but maybe they needed to go into the book knowing the characters and stories develop and maybe have someone else read it to them (aka audio book). The narrator, Fred Berman, wasn’t my absolute favorite narrator of all times, but it might have been him reading it that made me rate these books higher.
Let me explain.
When you are reading it to yourself, you are reading it slowly and in your own voice. I listen to audio books at a stupid fast rate and also, it breaks me of a habit I have had since I picked up my last book: reading the ending. I think hearing something being done instead of reading it in your own voice can dramatically change your opinion on something. Which is what I believe is happening here. If I would have just old-schooled this and read it myself, I probably would have given up a long time ago.
But I kind of loved it?
These KIDS are acting like KIDS because they are KIDS, even though they are KIDS with a lot of responsibilities and goals. Not to mention most of these kids are rich kids on top of being just a kid. So they are even worse than normal.
We have a captive princess who is being forced to marry the exact person who killed “the love of her life” (oh high school love), we have a rebel who has to team up with someone who he believes helped the murder of his brother along (get your head in the game Jonas), we have the prince who is trying to please his father and at the same time kind of wants him to die, and we have the most powerful being in the whole world in a sleep-like trance and falling in love with someone who is, in my opinion, rudely interrupting needed dream time!
These are all children guys. They make really stupid decisions. It keeps it interesting in my opinion.
I just find this series to be completely interesting. I love how many point of views it has, I love the majority of the characters and I can find myself being ruined at the end of this book because I know so many of these beloved characters are going to die. But alas, I keep reading.
Oh, and speaking of dying, and someone I wanted to die from book one chapter one finally did..
so that also might have helped me love this book so much more. Like a lot more. Like flipping finally.