It’s official. I’m not the smartest person. 3 days to go on my 2017 book challenge and 5 books left to read, and I go and pick a book that’s more than 600 pages long. Unfortunately I think that might have tainted my appreciation slightly as I was so annoyed with myself, but I’ll try not to let that affect my review!

We left the first book in this series in a really interesting place, Feyre had returned to the spring court with Tamlin, but bound to Rhys for one week a month as part of the bargain for saving her. Regardless, Feyre is happy as it means she can be with the love of her life. And of course the small matter that Feyre is now an immortal Fae, a conversion necessary to stop her from dying.

But quite quickly, the dream with Tamlin shatters, as he leaves her alone in the house for long periods of time, won’t let her join in with anything more dangerous than eating her lunch, and then resorts to locking her in the house to prevent her from leaving.

But still, she loves him and is going ahead with the plans to marry him as soon as possible. But of course, Rhys isn’t happy with those plans and turns up in the middle of the ceremony to take Feyre away to the Night Court. But this seems like it may be a blessing in disguise, as Feyre soon realises that her life with Tamlin was no life at all.

But her life with Rhys is about to get much more complicated, and much more dangerous…

I won’t go too much further into the plot as I don’t want to give away more spoilers than I already have, but all I will say is that this book for the most part feels action packed all the way through. There were a few times when it felt like it was going a bit slowly, but those parts didn’t last long.

I stand by my comment on my review of the first book in this series that although this might be a ‘young adult’ book, it’s definitely not aimed at the younger end of the spectrum. There’s quite a lot of graphic content in there which wouldn’t be appropriate.

And the ending. Wow, the ending. Nothing that I expected at all and leaving my thirsting for more, desperate to know what Feyre and Rhys will do next. I’m so glad I have the third book in this series checked out of the library already so I don’t have to wait, although I think I’ll wait a couple of days til the first of January so I can complete the last 3 books of my challenge first!

My rating: 4/5Average rating: 4.71
626 pages. Published in: 2016
Read in Paperbackon 28th-29th December 2017