“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
This book. Wow. This book was the total opposite of what I’d expected when I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses, but it was so good! Also the quote above is my second favourite quote from the book, but my favourite reveals some of the plot, so I’ll put it later in this post 🙂
So yeah, this book. It was atleast twice as good as the previous in the series. The worldbuiliding and how everything was described gripped me out of reality everytime again. There is romance, but not the cliché romance like most books have. This felt so much more real. Feyre is a realistic 19yo girl (I believe Feyre turnt 20 already, but that’s a detail) with realistic feelings. Trauma, happiness, everything grips into eachother in a realistic manner, not the ‘girl finds nice guy and all her sorrows vanish into oblivion’ and I really liked that.
Something else the author did really well is giving all the characters a unique personality, as if they are truly alive. The interactions between all characters go so smoothly and feel genuine, even when they are very little. (Very well done Sarah!) Another thing I enjoyed was that the story was written very detailed, but not a detail too much ever (especially in the chapters with the ‘mature content’.)
The story itself had interesting twists every now and then, even some major plottwist I’d never seen coming. That made the book so damn hard to put down! All the chapters had those little cliffhangers that almost forced me to turn the page. (Again, well done Sarah!) I can go on on this, but that would contain spoilers.
Again, a marvelous book! If I could I’d gave a higher rating, but I’ll have to live with the full starts.
The content below contains spoilers. You are warned, don’t hate me if your curiosity wins!
“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
This is my favourite quote in the book. It shows exactly how I felt long before Feyre and Rhys became friends. I absolutely HATE how the characters who look so nice and mean so well, but are in fact total pricks and selfish as hell (*cough* Tamlin *cough*), are remembered as the heroes and the guy who protects his loved ones and looks bad for the people who don’t think further than the outside are always seen as the villains. Even though Rhysand was considered as some bad guy at first, I could feel he wasn’t. If he wanted to harm Feyre, Tamlin or Lucien, he would’ve done that early on. He took care of Feyre, while Tamlin only thought with his male instincts to ”protect” his girl. I mean, telling the girl who beat that Amaranthe bitch and broke the bloody curse they were all on for 49 years in a couple of months AS A HUMAN, that she can’t come to scoutings or whatever for being to weak (while she was Made into a pretty strong High Fae) is just mean and selfish. She f**king told him she was breaking from being locked up and she NEEDED to go out and still he threw away the key. The PRICK. Don’t get me started about selling Prythian out just to get her back, while she was clear she didn’t even want to return. PRICK PRICK PRICK. I’m so mad about what he did there! Anyway, my anger has flown away a bit when I finished ACOWAR. Review of that book will be posted soon 🙂