My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Why did this take me so long to read?? Why did I keep putting this book off??? This book is FANTASTIC. One of the best fantasy novels I have ever EVER read- the characters were addictive, and you felt for all of them. Hearing all of their backstories, their different personalities and how each of them dealt with situations was craftily done- super job Leigh!
Nina and Inej are feisty girls, who can stand on their own without men always helping them – I really approved of this!!
Kaz was a grumpy soul but I like how we see the vulnerability and his character develop as the plot unfolds.
Jesper was slight comic relief but a bad ass and boy he came right up to being my second favourite character (behind Inej of course, she’s one of my favourite fems now of all time)
Wylan & Matthias – both completely different but their character development was beautiful and written so well, I just love how all 6 of these characters have made such a place in my heart!
When I finished this book it was like coming up for air after swimming/half drowning in an ice cold sea – the cliffhanger I am left on is one of the best set ups from first novels I have experienced this year- September cannot come quick enough!!!
The description was extremely detailed, I can picture Ketterdem nicely and the juxtaposition of the Ice Court – the way the plot was played was tense as was the dialogue between the main six. I was worried for them all at multiple times during this novel – my heart was pounding!
I won’t mention names in this part as I don’t want to spoil it but I have 3 MAJOR OTPS now from this book The aesthetic of this book was detailed, the small crows on the chapters ergh the wings under their names on the heading – yes please give me everything!
Even though I commented at the beginning that maybe I should of read the Shadow and Bone series first, I couldn’t of been more wrong, once I properly got into it, things were explained and I caught on quickly. This novel is definitely a re-reader and I am so pumped for the end to this duo-logy.
NOW TURN AWAY IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS ON MY OTP’S 😉 – Next to come my JULY TBR! Happy reading, and read this book guys!!!
Kaz and Inej – OHHHHHh my aching heart, both of them have too much pride to properly say what they want from each other but you know their bond is there. I love them. I love Kaz, I love Inej- everything about them together fits.
Matthias and Nina – Hmmm – hot damn. You didn’t know if they were hot or cold for each other but there were flying sparks between them of hate and of love all through this. Nomonomonom yes please.
Wylan and Jesper- I couldn’t contain my excitement – I mean YES a possible gay couple?? I CAN SEE THEIR ATTRACTION SO PLAINLY, I WISH THEY WOULD DAMN WELL SAY IT. I guess she is leaving it for their second book but ergghhh I want it NOOOWWWWWWW.
READ THIS NOW, GUYS.