Let me start with saying this: I am VERY suspicious when it comes to hyped books. ACOTAR is and extremely hyped book. And so, when Debby from AlwaysBooking send me this one, I wasn’t really sure whether I should have low or high expectations before reading it, especially since Debby loves the second book of the series. I decided I wanted to start with no expectations at all ( which is almost impossible of course) and I started.
And I read, and read… And nothing seemed to really happen except for a mistreated girl looking after her ungrateful family. The setting ( the wall) kind of reminded me of GoT and the protagonist, Feyre the huntress, reminded me a little of Catniss from The Hunger Games. This might be a rude comment to make for some, but I couldn’t help but feel that the story wasn’t quite extraordinary at the beginning.
The writing took some time getting used to, but once I was familiar with Maas’s way of writing, it didn’t feel unnatural anymore. At the beginning I couldn’t get into the mood and setting because the writing set me off a bit. But I kept going because I knew there was something there that lots of people enjoyed …
As I was finished with about a third of the book, the plot got really interesting for me and I actually started to like Feyre and her new … acquaintances. As this is part romance, naturally she and a certain someone fall in love which was kind of obvious from the start, but I really liked how slow Maas built their relationship. Their interactions were always charming, magical and fun to read. I was happy for those two and yes, as I read about them a few butterflies found their way into my belly, too.
Those scenes really touched me whereas with some others, I really didn’t know what to think of those. But I felt like the right passages were rushed and the right ones narrated in detail. I enjoyed reading about the dangers Feyre had to face and the help she received was not overly romanticized for which I was extremely thankful.
I might have developed a little crush on Rhysand. I really hope that I will read more about him in the next book 😀
Even though the start was a little rough, I liked how the characters developed, the romance was wonderfully magical and overall, I liked most of the characters. All of them had a certain job, no one was just there to fill in some blank space. Although I found the ending quite satisfactory, I still felt that the ending was kind of rushed. I can recommend this book to everyone who wants a good, fast read with some romance, action and some fearies 😉
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Have you read ACOTAR ? How did you like it? What do you think about hyped books? Yay or nay? Let’s chat in the comments 😉