So Laini has probably one of the best ways with words. It is like she is writing a ballad. And sometimes, I think that is why I can’t bring myself to rate this book five stars. I just get so distracted by the writing, that when I come back up for air I realize not a lot had happened.
Which is why I had to take off a star. Not a lot happened for the majority of the book. It was setting everything up for that huge, ginormous twist(s) at the end. Don’t get me wrong, I really like this series. The animal-part-human like chimaeras are really my favorite part of the book. The whole idea that the souls of these creatures can return to a vessel built from teeth is just a jaw-dropping creation. How did she come up with that?
I will probably have some spoilers from the previous book, so if you haven’t read the first book, I would wait to read the rest of my review. Unless you are insane like me and love spoilers to keep your anxiety in check. Which also means you are weird… welcome to my life.
So our beautiful blue-haired ladybug is living with the rest of the chimaeras… which also means she is living with the one person who wanted (and almost succeeded) to kill her: Thiago, the white wolf.
And since she was the only student of the previous resurrectionist, Brimstone, now she is the resurrectionist; which also means, that Akiva and the other angels know that someone else has the skills do resurrect and are not too happy about it.
Except, Akiva believes Karou is dead (yet again), and Karou can’t forgive him for what he did while she wasn’t aware of his past but she is also so drawn to him at the same time and everyone is really confused and and and —-
*deep breaths* anyway, Hazael and Liraz are fighting against the chimaera while Akiva has his own agenda and is just trying to keep more innocent living-beings for dying.
Then the best character in this whole series, Zuzana, and her boyfriend are worried sick about Karou and believe that Karou is leaving them bread crums to come and find and save her. They really don’t know what they are getting into since Thiago and his chimaera are in hiding and don’t particularly like humans… good thing they needed Karou, right?
But then you see the monster that Thiago is… and Akiva gets his heart broken in an unexpected way… and then my heart burst in an unputbacktogetherer type way that I legit cried at the end of this book.
Yes yes, I’m an emotional wreck the majority of my life, but I can’t even bring myself to read about these characters work through all the pain that happened.
I need the third book to end happily, but with a title with monsters and gods written in it, I’m not sure I am going to get my wish.