Time has gotten away from me and I’m so behind on reviews. So here are some fantasy mini-reviews for you!
I’m really enjoying this series. I think I would have loved it a lot more back in my young YA vampire days. haha. I think we spend too much time traveling and not enough time in the action. I don’t think it really falls into the sequel slump but it’s a bit slower than the first book. We really do take a lot of time to get to know the characters, which I loved. Jackal was a fun addition and really kept this book entertaining without going too dark. I love how Alli is constantly battling to keep a hold of her humanity. She really shows the struggle and how easy it is to cross that line. I really love Kanin! He’s the calm to all the crazy, haha. The ending of this book is epic and I can’t wait to jump into book three.
I buddy read this with Dini and Julie and it was a blast! It was our first trio buddy read and not our last. We all rated this the same, I think? The buddy read aspect always helps me enjoy a book more! I can see why this book has a lot of hype. The enemies to lovers, romance is stellar. It does take a while to get there but it is agonizing. There are a lot of intense moments in this book that I was not expecting. The ending is WOW! I did find some issues that I could be nitpicky about but I really enjoyed my time with it and we are going with that. Weare picking up book 2 next month and I cannot wait!!
Okay, this was a buddy read with Dini and a re-read for me. I will say that I did like it better than the first time I read this, 8 years ago. It could be because I buddy read it, which really helps me enjoy a book more. lol. Just like last time, I was confused by the ending. Things escalate but then we kind of just jump forward in time and things are fine? It didn’t make sense and it was quite jarring. I still like most of the characters but I really hope we learn more about them in the future, especially Ronin. I’m a little confused on why so many people LOVE this series but maybe it happens further in the books? I need more and I really hope that we don’t have a love triangle going forward but it might be that way. I have to remember that it was quite popular back then. Dini and I are going to pick up book two in May, I think.