How is it over?!?! I remember starting this series when books 1-4 were already out. I had seen it across the library desk so many times but I didn’t think it would interest me. Then… we had book 1 as a featured book of the month. I grabbed it and I wasn’t the biggest fan of book 1 but kept going. I fell in love with this series and I’m so glad that I’ve read it. It’s bittersweet… I’m sad it’s over but at the same time… I’m ready to let go.
Now onto this final book review… This one is really difficult for me to get my thoughts together. I apologize for the mess of a review!
I think that Maas did a fantastic job finishing up this series. I loved seeing so many worlds come together in this book. In fact, there was so much world building in this book. I really enjoyed that we had so many different characters and they were all working separately, yet together. They are all scattered around the world and all working toward one goal. We get these mini adventures that they are all going through. I quite enjoyed that even if it made this book close to 1000 pages! Yowza!
I have to say.. my absolute favorite character of this entire series ended up being MANON. I felt a love for her brutish ways, from the very beginning. I just had a feeling that there was something more there. I can absolutely say, I completely broke in this book. I had to step away and take two days off to be able to handle the rest of the story. She’s just so fierce and so strong. She doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do. I love, love her. I will miss her the most.
I really do like all of the characters but I’ve never been a big fan of Chaol. lol. I am still not the biggest fan but Yrene is awesome and she has to see something in him, right?! haha.
Obviously Aelin is just the ultimate character. She’s what made me fall in love with this series from the beginning. I love how to her core, she will do whatever it takes, to keep the ones around her safe. Her sole focus is to save her Kingdom, regardless of the cost. She’s really what a Queen should be. She goes through a lot in this book. She’s been through a lot this whole series but it’s quite different in this book. The way that she’s able to power through is quite amazing.
One of my favorite things about this book was all the women!! I mean… the guys do a lot too. Although, without the women things would have turned out a lot differently. The way that they all step up is very empowering.
I did think that this book did drag for me at times. I’m not sure if it’s because the size was just intimidating or because there was just so much going on and I was getting impatient.
Overall, this was a great finish. I felt a lot of emotions in this one and I’m so glad that it really did live up to my expectations. This series isn’t perfect and it has its issues, but it totally entertained me. I really enjoyed the ride and I’m a bit sad that it’s completely over.
Have you finished this series? What are your thoughts?