Ever since finding Throne of Glass Sarah has quickly become one of my favourite authors. I absolutely adored Throne of Glass, all the way through to Queen of Shadows. I am now patiently awaiting the next in the series, but did ACOTAR meet the same standards?
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
I'm going to start with the negative so I can get it out of the way. This book did not pull me in like Throne of Glass did. It took me so long to actually get into the story and find myself wanting to read more. There were probably only three points where I was like I NEED TO KNOW MORE, the rest of the time it was more like well I've started so I guess I should finish.
That said there are some really good points in the book. I love the beginning where we follow Freyre in her daily life hunting. Of course unbeknown to her the wolf she is stalking is something much more than a wolf. Then a monster turns up and steals her away from her family as payment. It just made me want to read more. (Point one). Then there was the party once over the boarder. So mystical and descriptive. It was very easy to visualise what was happening in my mind and follow along with the story.
The action and flow of the story was good also, and I will be picking up A Court of Mist and Fury to see how the story plays out. I hope book two gets better.
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