If you haven’t read the first book in this series, you need to click that upper arrow going “<--" and high tail it OUT of my review. If you have read the first book, know that when you read this book, your entire views on characters are going to change. You are going to be doing this:
Maas has literally stolen my heart with this book. I LOVE THE ‘SHIP’ CHANGE BECAUSE TAMLIN IS LITERALLY INSANE.
I was going insane by his insanity. I was getting so frustrated with this book that I read ahead just to know that my sanity was going to come back. If I really had it in the first place, that is.
Seriously, what person WOULDN’T GO INSANE?
I have a lot of feelings for this book. Most are good and some are horrifying and some are just confused because I have yet to process them.
The writing in this book is so different but relatable and the story so compelling that I have literally only slept eight hours… this week. Monday-Friday. I would fall asleep with this book in my lap.
Rhysand is literally a dream.
Everything he does, no matter how twisted it seems at the time, is for those he loves and the bigger cause. Family. Friends. His Court. His mate. He didn’t care what other people thought of him. Whoring around with the enemy? Here let me sit in her lap and let her play with me. Killing when bored? Why thank you, let me break both your legs because I need some excitement. Evil beyond repair? Let me show you the darkness that I hide.
I feel like the last book was a prequel. Like it happened so long ago because nothing in it makes sense to me anymore yet somethings I thought made since one way, make sense now the other way. Like it was once thought of as a cute or sweet or nice thing and now I look back and thing ‘what the heck was I thinking? That’s creepy, controlling and not okay.’
The last book was just a set up for the big bad going down. Amarantha? Might as well have put angel wings and a halo on her.
The King Hybern is the one you need to read about to believe how horrible he is. Literally nothing good about him. I’m pretty sure his mother never showed him love and his father beat him. He sits on a throne of human bones guys. He is the maker of Amarantha. Should this really come as a shock that he isn’t King of Candyland? I feel there is a reason they have Courts instead of Kingdoms and my reasoning begins with everything involving this King.
He wants to destroy the human race still, even after he lost the war the first time. And he has a way of doing it if he gets the right parts. The only person who knows (or think he knows) what to do in order to stop him? Rhysand and his Inner Circle. But Feyre may be able to make it a lot easier for them.. but what about Tamlin?
There is just so many things that happen in this book that I can’t even think straight. I may go back and edit this review because I am writing this right when the book ends and there are tears of frustration there. (Side Note: I did and I’ll probably keep editing it).
Third edit: I also wanted to add that Maas did a good job with the grief of killing innocent people and the impact it has one someone. Feyre doesn’t just pop out of bed and is okay. She has nightmares. She grows into herself and keeps to herself. She is carrying a burden. She breaks down. She isn’t the same and that’s something a lot of people don’t put into their characters.
This is NOT a book for people under 18. It says young adult, but really it means young ADULT. Meaning 18+. It can get prrrretty graphic in the sexy department and I am not sure parents will want their kids to read about that kind of stuff. But, I mean, I wasn’t mad about it.
Maas you need to get this book written and out because I need to know. I will preorder like seven copies just for myself. Please.