3.5 stars, methinkes
➦So there has been quite a buzz surrounding this book and I, naturally, needed to get my ears on this audiobook asap. Just so very curious. And I haven’t had my fantasy fix in a month!
➦Yes, I was getting ACOTAR vibes in the beginning with the seasonal courts being present in the story, but, honestly? Me no care.
➦There were unique elements in this book, such as faes being useless due to the fact that they couldn’t perform any kind of craft. They left those measly tasks to humans and bothered themselves with more important things, such as looking pretty. And if they ever touched a craft, well, then
➦There’s a romance here between a human young woman and an immortal fae, who’s also a prince, by the way. As you’ve guessed, it’s a big no-no.
➦The book needed to be longer, I think. It felt a bit rushed. Specifically the romantic aspect. I wasn’t very keen on the insta-love on hero’s part and I was wishing for more adventures from this couple during which I could get more fond of the hero. Which brings me to my other point – the hero.
➦He was interesting but I kind of found his descriptions to be vague… All his disguises were blending together in my mind…
➦And I kept wanting him to be more badass. I said it. He didn’t pew pew much until the end. And even then. Meh. And I never completely understood wtf he wore a sword for. Isn’t swordmanship, like, a craft? Wouldn’t he….
➦But what do I know? 😀 Overall, an enjoyable, albeit a bit short, YA read with interesting fantasy elements and romance at the center of it all.