I was recommended this book by one of the girls at the youth group I run on a Monday night. She’s only 12 so I had been putting off reading the book as I thought it might be a bit juvenile, but she’d mentioned it so many times that I thought I might as well give it a go.
I actually was pleasantly surprised. Unlike some of the reviews I’d seen on Goodreads, I found that the plot was well paced and not too shallow for a young-adult book. In fact, the girl at my youth group had mentioned that her mum wouldn’t approve of some parts of the book if she read it, and I can kind of see why. There was some adult language, and a couple of adult scenes. but they were quite mild really – I guess they just feel naughty when you’re young!
I spent the whole book waiting for a love triangle to start, and was so pleased when it didn’t. I find it quite annoying when you read young adult fantasy books and they all seem to have an infantile love triangle in just for the sake of it. It makes them very same-y and predictable.
I found Feyre to be quite a strong female character, willing to risk her life to save someone she loved. And then later on, willing to risk her life and that of her loved one to save the whole faerie world.
When I got to the end of the book, I was so looking forward to diving in to the second book, and was so incredibly annoyed to find out that I’d accidentally reserved book 1 and 3 on the library app but forgotten to reserve book 2, which has now been checked out by someone else.
Looks like I’ll have to wait until after Christmas to carry on reading. In the meantime, I’ll move on to the author’s other series – Throne of Glass. I’ve heard mixed things about this series – it’s won lots of awards but my best friend said she found it disappointing. We’ll see!