Guys I don’t even know how to write this review. I feel like it’s been 247 years since I started this series, and I may have aged accordingly. I’ve held my breath, huffed around, laughed, cried, stayed up way past my bedtime and finally... it’s done.
But first, a recap!
In the first book, we witnessed the love Feyre found and let go, and in book 2, the love that healed and saved her. The second book left on such a cliffhanger that I was in a funk for days.
So, I was curious to see where book 3 would take us, whether the theme would continue, and in what form. This time, Maas turns her attention to the teetering, tumultuous peace and love between kingdoms, between high lord and subject, between fae and mortal and within the family unit, real and adopted. The war that was looming is on their doorstep, even more evil than imagined, and the result will be devastating on their land, their people and on themselves.
The game of cat and mouse, and the tension from the previous books are replaced with a kind of normalcy for Feyre and Rhys, ruling over the night court together. This really allowed the secondary characters to shine, and no doubt the likes of Cassian, Azriel, Mor, Nesta and Elain (maybe even Jurian?) will be the focus of future books in this series.
This was another engaging read in the series, but it’s not to say it was perfect. Pacing was ok throughout, surprising for such a long book. I do feel the writing could have been a little tighter, cleaner, which may have cut things down a bit. But let’s be real, I’ll read anything about Rhys sooo 💁🏻♀️ it didn’t really bother me. The battle scenes are epic, and will have you holding your breath. The last hundred or so pages I was just straight out stressed. And this brings me to a point that I can’t make here, for fear of spoilers. So please DM to discuss the ending if you’re so inclined :) What were your thoughts on book 3 if you’ve read the series? (No spoilers please!) .
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