This book was a lot better than I expected. It took me awhile to get into the book, what with the multiple character perspectives and different storylThis book was a lot better than I expected. It took me awhile to get into the book, what with the multiple character perspectives and different storylines. I'm so bad with names and people, it took me forever to even get who was who in the first place. I don't think I have ever taken so long to read a book. 6 days. Wow. Granted, I didn't read for about 2 days, but still omg, usually if it takes me more than 3 days to read a book, means its bad. This wasn't. It's just not a book that can be rushed through, you know?
So wow, the characters. So many of them. Still, some stood out to me. I grew to respect Robb, he's pretty mature for a 14-15 year old boy, and Dany wow. I didn't care much for her at first, but I think I slowly grew to admire her. And poor, sweet Bram. My heart goes out to him already. And Arya, I absolutely love her. And Jon. I like him too, I think. I don't know. All these characters, so fresh and I can really see how they're just starting out. I honestly can't wait to read the next books, and I don't know, see the character development!
I really enjoyed it and now I'm conflicted. Should I watch the show before or after I finish reading all the books? Or watch it in conjunction with reading the books? I don't know. ...more
Sometimes you read a book and it just blows you away. This one blew me away. Seeing Celaena grow so damn much impressed me. She learnt in painful, soSometimes you read a book and it just blows you away. This one blew me away. Seeing Celaena grow so damn much impressed me. She learnt in painful, so painful ways, to control her magic and to really stop being afraid. Okay maybe she still is, but it doesn't cripple her anymore. And she has finally faced her past, and because of that, she can walk towards her future. The Celaena we first met in ToG wasn't a queen, not by any standards. She was selfish and shallow, to be very honest. But through the three books, we see her develop and grow into Aelin. A girl that could truly become queen one day. And the character development has been really good and well written.
Everything about this book was perfection. I literally could not stop reading towards the end. I had to know what would happen, had to know how everything would change. And it never disappointed.
By the way, I think I said previously that I totally shipped Chaol and Celaena. Now though, I think I really like the idea of Rowan and Celaena. I mean... He gets her. And I want to hate him, I really do. But the bond between them is so pure, so wonderful that I can't even help but wonder why they aren't together. But shit this is bad. I'm changing my mind with every book I swear. (But okay, I will always miss Sam. I really wish we had seen more of him.) Still, maybe its time to let him go, as much as I want to believe he isn't gone.
And I really love the side story about Manon Blackbeak. I never expected to like that bit as much as I did. But very soon I was wishing for more. I loved the interaction between her wyvern and her, even though I dread to see them in battle one day, possibly against Celaena. (I can't think of her as Aelin yet oops)
What happened in the palace was really good too. I loved and hated Dorian moving on. But maybe she was what he needed to move on from Celaena. But what he said to Chaol struck home. That he couldn't pick and choose the parts that he wanted to love. And maybe that's why I like Rowan more than Chaol. Because Rowan accepts her for everything she is. And until Chaol can do that, I can't be on his team.
Truly, this was a fantastic book and I loved every moment of it. I can't wait to read the next book. And I also can't believe I have to wait till September for the 5th, and then almost a whole year before I get to read the final book. I just need to know how this all ends.
P.S. I do wish we learnt a little more about the Wyrdmarks though. Frankly, they seem a lot more powerful than magic sometimes....more
I don't know what to say. I just finished the entire series in a day, just because. I literally could not look away for more than seconds at a time. JI don't know what to say. I just finished the entire series in a day, just because. I literally could not look away for more than seconds at a time. Just. Wow. ...more