Let me preface this review by saying that I adore Sarah j. Maas and her characters live and breathe and wreak havoc inside my skin.
Hence, i was hecka ready to latch onto the book the moment it got out.
But here’s the real question, did I like it?
Yes; I very much did. It was very much entertaining.
IT’S FREAKING SARAH J. MAAS DUDE, I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO LIKE HER BOOKS. I AM SUPPOSED TO EAT THEM!!!
THAT is the problem. If I didn’t read her name on the cover, I wouldn’t have even thought it was written by her.
I expected something remarkable to blow me away. This book did not reach the pedestal that she had set up with a court of thorns and roses and throne of glass, let alone surpass it. It was just….
Yeah, that’s right. you can kill me now
anywho, let’s get to the specifics shall we:
Literally…who the heck are you AND I DON’T EVEN CARE!
He made out of literal cardboard. We rarely get an insight into him even though half the book is his POV and the little that we do…I just don’t care. He is not interesting at all.
Or maybe self-righteousness is just boring. whatever.
Firstly, Selina? As in…Celeana? I mean, I.do.not.mind. But let’s just hope her name doesn’t turn into elen or something by the next book. I mean…*fingers crossed*
Ye feel me? LIke honestly, the last time that happened, which I am pretty sure y’all remember VERY WELL … I had a freaking heart attack.
Anywho back to the subject at hand, Selina was an interesting character but yet again; I found her very similar to Celeana and Feyre as in; being secretive, superior to others bal bla bla. There were a lot of similarities.
She was perfect and everything went according to her throughout the entire book. She doesn’t face any challenges whatsoever by the plot or the characters who are always below her. Tell me one challenge that she had to face throughout the book because I am still racking my brain about it. Forget about that, tell me one failure she had to face in the book. That in itself, left no area for character development or growth.
( I mean, I couldn’t let that pass, could I?)
That doesn’t mean I don’t like her. In fact, I loved how manipulative she was due to which she usually had the upper hand over other characters in the book. She is introduced as a cunning person and we see that, however, or BUTT
( whatever you want 🙂 )
I don’t think a clever person will ever just let someone take them away with the promise of keeping their sister safe…unless they saw that she was taken care of themselves with their literal eyes. I found that extremely gullible. I mean, it’s not like you will let your loved ones off just because someone you just met told you they will be taken care off. Am the only one here??
But I will let that pass.
Selina proves herself in this just fine.
But yet again; she was not a remarkable character. Sarah J. Maas has created better ones and some more.
It was good but like …eh! who cares . Here’s my guess for the next book: A love triangle with batman and luke and catwoman. Trrrsut me.
Here was my biggest disappointment with the book:
Harely and poison Ivy:
THey are Icornic characters and I don’ think they were protrayed well at all. In simple words; they are just boring. Am I the only one here? I expected sarah to do something creative with them. I mean the real Harley is like this:
Not once do I picture her or someone badass or crazy in the book. In fact, I feel like she was there just to move the plot along. Same goes for poison Ivy, even though I haven’t watched or read anything about her, I just expected more you know. I hope you get what I mean by this….
Over all, I would give this a five star. I love plot, the main character and the romance definitely sprinkled an entertaining tidbit to the story.
Anywho, So long